SMB/CIFS configuration overview

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Using the ONTAP System Manager classic interface (ONTAP 9.7 and earlier), you can quickly set up SMB/CIFS access to a new volume on either a new or existing storage virtual machine (SVM).

Use this procedure if you want to configure access to a volume in the following way:

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

  • 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 documentation for information on how to configure LIF path failover.

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

If you want details about the range of ONTAP SMB protocol capabilities, consult the SMB reference overview.

Other ways to do this in ONTAP

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The redesigned System Manager (available with ONTAP 9.7 and later)

Provision NAS storage for Windows servers using SMB

The ONTAP command line interface

SMB configuration overview with the CLI