The SMB File Access workflow enables you to set up SMB access for clients to volumes. This workflow enables you to configure file access over SMB shares to file and folders that are secured with NTFS file permissions.
The workflow provides instructions about how to provision storage, create NTFS security-style volumes, create shares, and then secure access to the files and folders by configuring NTFS file and folder permissions.
The following sections provide details about the workflow and how to execute the workflow:
You must ensure that certain requirements are met before executing the SMB File Access workflow. You must be a cluster administrator for executing this workflow.
The SMB File Access workflow enables you to create an aggregate, create a volume and place the volume in a desired location in the namespace (if necessary), create a share, and configure access control of the share.
After you have configured the share permissions, you should configure NTFS file and folder permissions from your Windows administration host, and then verify your configuration from the Windows client.
The following illustration displays the tasks involved in executing the workflow:
The SMB File Access workflow enables you to create an aggregate, create a volume and place the volume in the required location in the namespace, change the volume security style to NTFS if necessary, create and configure the share, and then configure NTFS file and folder permissions.
You must have reviewed the requirements for executing the workflow.
You should have the following input parameters available for executing the workflow:
|If you are...||Do this…|
|Using an existing aggregate||Select an appropriate aggregate from the drop-down list.|
|Creating an aggregate||
Enter the following values:
|If you are...||Do this...|
|Selecting volume style as FlexVol||Go to the next step.
Note: For FlexVol, if the volume is "thick" (that is, the space guarantee is other than "none"), then the FabricPool will be discarded from the selection list in the List Of Aggregate field.
|Selecting volume style as FlexGroup||Create an aggregate list:
Note: ONTAP 9.4 and earlier does not support the creation of FlexGroup on the FabricPool.
You should verify your configuration by configuring NTFS file and folder permissions from a Windows administration host, and then testing the configuration from the Windows client.