How to create CIFS/Windows share on NetApp Storage

How to create CIFS/Windows share on NetApp Storage

Introduction-

We can access NetApp volume using CIFS/SMB just like windows share. It is very useful to use NetApp storage in mixed environment of Linux/Windows or on Windows based
Products.

Step 1) Creating NetApp volume or use Qtree

First we need to create  “/vol/mycifs_share” netapp volume or you can use qtree as well.
Please refer article about creating NetApp volume – http://www.indiangnu.org/2014/how-to-create-volume-in-netapp-and-how-to-nfs-export/

Step 2) Change Secuirty style to NTFS (eg- mycifs_share volume)

my-netapp1> qtree security /vol/mycifs_share ntfs
Sun Jun 10 06:19:08 EDT [my-netapp1: wafl.quota.sec.change:notice]: security style for /vol/mycifs_share/ changed from unix to ntfs
my-netapp1>

Step 3) Creating CIFS/Windows Share

I assume that NetApp filer has been joined to AD (Active Directory, LDAP) and CIFS licensed is installed/configured and cifs service is   running on NetApp. Now we will create CIFS share and give permissions to User/Groups…

my-netapp1> cifs  shares  -add MyShare /vol/mycifs_share -comment “My Test Windows CIFS Share”
The share name ‘MyShare’ will not be accessible by some MS-DOS workstations
my-netapp1>

Step 4) Give CIFS Share Access

my-netapp1> cifs access MyShare “MYDOMAIN\USER_OR_GROUP”   “Full Control”
1 share(s) have been successfully modified
my-netapp1>

NOTE- We can give Full permission ie “Full Control”, Read permission ie “Read”

Step 5) List CIFS-

Filer: 192.168.10.50

my-netapp1> cifs shares
Name         Mount Point                       Description
—-         ———–                       ———–
MyShare       /vol/mycifs_share                My Test Windows CIFS Share

Step 6) Access CIFS/Share on Windows or Linux-

\\192.168.10.50\MyShare

Thank you,
Arun Bagul

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