An SVM serves data to clients through one or more network logical interfaces (LIFs). You must create LIFs on the ports you want to use to access data.
You must be a cluster administrator to perform this task.
Starting with ONTAP 9.7, ONTAP automatically chooses the home port of a LIF, as long as at least one LIF already exists in the same subnet in that IPspace. ONTAP chooses a home-port in the same broadcast domain as other LIFs in that subnet. You can still specify a home port, but it is no longer required (unless no LIFs yet exist in that subnet in the specified IPspace).
You should not configure LIFs that carry CIFS traffic to automatically revert to their home nodes. This recommendation is mandatory if the CIFS server is to host a solution for nondisruptive operations with Hyper-V or SQL Server over SMB.
Determine which broadcast domain ports you want to use for the LIF.
network port broadcast-domain show -ipspace ipspace1
IPspace Broadcast Update Name Domain name MTU Port List Status Details ipspace1 default 1500 node1:e0d complete node1:e0e complete node2:e0d complete node2:e0e complete
Verify that the subnet you want to use for the LIFs contains sufficient unused IP addresses.
network subnet show -ipspace ipspace1
Create one or more LIFs on the ports you want to use to access data.
network interface create -vserver vs1 -lif lif1 -home-node node1 -home-port e0d -service-policy default-data-files -subnet-name ipspace1
Verify that the LIF interface configuration is correct.
network interface show -vserver vs1
Logical Status Network Current Current Is Vserver Interface Admin/Oper Address/Mask Node Port Home --------- ---------- ---------- --------------- --------- ------- ---- vs1 lif1 up/up 10.0.0.128/24 node1 e0d true
Verify that the failover group configuration is as desired.
network interface show -failover -vserver vs1
Logical Home Failover Failover Vserver interface Node:Port Policy Group -------- ---------- --------- --------- -------- vs1 lif1 node1:e0d system-defined ipspace1 Failover Targets: node1:e0d, node1:e0e, node2:e0d, node2:e0e