The Multiprotocol File Access workflow enables you to set up multiprotocol file access for UNIX and Windows clients when the security style of the volume is NTFS, UNIX, or Mixed (both NTFS and UNIX). It enables you to provision storage, create NTFS or UNIX security-style volumes, and create shares and exports to the provisioned volumes.
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 Multiprotocol File Access workflow. You must be a cluster administrator for executing this workflow.
The Multiprotocol File Access workflow enables you to select an SVM, create an aggregate, create a volume and apply the appropriate security style (NTFS, UNIX, or Mixed), create an export policy and export rules, and apply the export policy to the volume, create an SMB share, and configure share permissions.
Based on your volume's security style, you should verify your configuration from an appropriate administration host and target client.
The following illustration displays the tasks involved in executing the workflow:
Executing the Multiprotocol File Access workflow enables you to set up multiprotocol file access for UNIX and Windows clients when the security style of the volume is NTFS, UNIX, or Mixed (both NTFS and UNIX).
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, 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.
|If you have selected...||Do this...|
Specify the following export policy and rule details:
Specify the following CIFS share and user access details:
|Mixed||Specify the following details:
After executing the workflow, based on the volume security style, you should verify your configuration from the corresponding client. For UNIX security style, test the NFSv3 access from a UNIX client. For NTFS security style, test the SMB/CIFS access from a Windows client.