Snapshot Directory Access Workflow User Guide

For Use with OnCommand® Workflow Automation

 

Contents

 

Introduction to Snapshot Directory Access. 3

How Snapshot Directory Access can be used to build solutions. 4

Why should you use the Snapshot Directory Access pack. 5

Prerequisites for executing the workflows. 6

About the workflows in the Snapshot Directory Access pack. 6

Executing the workflows. 9

Glossary. 10

Copyright information. 11

Trademark information. 11

How to send comments about documentation and receive update notifications. 12

 

Introduction to Snapshot Directory Access Workflow

The Snapshot Directory Access workflow pack allows the CIFS users to view the Snapshot directory. This workflow provides access to snapshot directory for administrators. It also provides option to users to view the snapshot directory.

Users can view the Snapshot directory in a directory listing or by using Windows Explorer if the client operating system is configured to display hidden files. In each directory within the share, a snapshot directory exists but is not visible to clients.

For example, if the client operating system supports long file names, the applications on that operating system can use the Snapshot copy at each level of the share by using the directory .snapshot, ~snapshot, or ~SNAPSHT. However, the user cannot display the directory name in any listing.

Why you should use the Snapshot Directory Access Workflow

The Snapshot Directory Access workflow enables you to access the data within the Snapshot directory from CIFS client by ensuring that the cifs showsnapshot option is enabled. This workflow provides options to create share for snapshot directory, which enables administrators to set the Access Control List (ACL) to snapshot directory share.

The workflow provides options to create the entire CIFS share setup or can use the existing aggregate, Vserver, CIFS service, volume, or share.

Prerequisites for executing the Workflow

 

You must ensure that certain requirements are met before executing the Snapshot Directory Access Workflow pack. You must be a storage administrator for executing this workflow.

 

·         You must have downloaded the Snapshot Directory Access workflow pack from the Storage Automation Store.

http://automationstore.netapp.com/pack-list.shtml

 

·         Your system must be running clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.X

·         You must have installed WFA 3.0

You must have added OnCommand Unified Manager 6.2 as a data source in WFA and obtained the latest Unified Manager data.

·         CIFS license must be added in the cluster

·         Date and Time zone between AD and Cluster should be same

·         CIFS_Share_ACL dictionary should be enabled

Input Parameters for the Snapshot Directory Access Workflow

 

The table below provides information about the workflow description, WFA category and the input parameters required for executing the workflow.

Note: For more information about the Snapshot Directory Access workflow description, view the description provided as part of the workflow in the WFA user interface.

 

 

SL.No.

Workflow name

Description

WFA category

Input parameters required for execution

1

Snapshot Directory Access

 Enable users to set showsnapshot properties and provides administrator access to the snapshot directory.

Setup

(i)             Cluster detail

(ii)            Aggregate details such as, using an existing aggregate or creating a new aggregate,  Node name, Aggregate name, RAID type, and Disk Count

(iii)           Virtual Machine details such as, using  an existing Vserver or creating a new Vserver, option to create a new CIFS service, Option to create a new LIFS, New Storage Virtual Machine name, Language, Domain Name, Domain Service)

(iv)           CIFS service details ( CIFS Service Name, CIFS Domain Name)

(v)            Logical interface details (LIFS Name, LIFS Address, Home port, Network Mask Address, Route Gateway, Failover Group)

(vi)           CIFS share details (Existing Volume, option to create a new volume, Volume name, Volume size, Existing CIFS share, Option to create a new CIFS share, junction path, option to create share to a Snapshot directory, option to set share properties).

(vii)          CIFS share properties list ( oplock, Changenotify, homedirectory, browsable, showsnapshot, changenotify, attributecache, continuously, branchcache, shadowcopy, access-based-enumeration )

(viii)         ACL setting details (User or Group), and Access Level.

 

You can execute the Snapshot Directory Access workflow pack by using WFA. 

 

Before you begin

You must have reviewed the prerequisites for executing the workflow.

 

Steps:

1.    Log in to WFA using the required credentials.

2.    Click Portal > Setup > Snapshot Directory Access.

The ‘Execute Workflow: ‘Snapshot Directory Access’ dialog box is displayed.

3.    Provide the necessary input parameters required for execution of the selected workflow.

Refer to the table that specifies the input parameters required for this workflow.

4.    Optional: Click Preview to validate your workflow before executing it.

5.    Click Execute to execute the workflow.

 

 

 

Glossary

 

Pack – A workflow pack is set of WFA workflows that are posted on the Storage Automation Store.

WFA – The NetApp storage management software that enables you to construct, customize, and use automated storage workflows for effective storage management.

Unified Manager – The NetApp storage management software that enables you to monitor your clustered Data ONTAP environment. Unified Manager is added as a data source in WFA.

CIFS – Common Internet File System.

 

 

 

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