SMB/CIFS configuration overview

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This content describes how to quickly set up SMB/CIFS access to a new volume on either a new or existing storage virtual machine (SVM).

You should use this content if you want to configure access to a volume in the following way:

  • You want to use best practices, not explore every available option.

  • You do not want to read a lot of conceptual background.

  • You want to use the Classic System Manager UI for ONTAP 9.7 and earlier releases, not the ONTAP System Manager UI for ONTAP 9.7 and later.

  • Your data network uses the default IPspace, the default broadcast domain, and the default failover group.

    If your data network is flat, using these default objects ensures that LIFs will fail over correctly in the event of a link failure. If you are not using the default objects, you should refer to the Network Management for information on how to configure LIF path failover.

  • NTFS file permissions will be used to secure the new volume.

If this content is not suitable for your situation, you should see the following documentation instead: