NetApp FAS device and CIFS service


I´m implementing CIFS service in a NetApp Fas 802x series and I hve some doubts

-could both FAS run as one the CIFS service  or every Fas must run single CIFS service?
-If I run a takeover, the  what will happen with the CIFS service? The running FAS will take the control?
-I created a vol for CIFS and is shown in the AD enviroment but, when I try to use it, it prompts for credentials...why?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
The 802x is (assuming 8020 but the other models are faster with more ports)..  
Couple of gotcha's on the cluster mode units, To run cifs the controller or SVM must be joined to the domain (unlike 7 mode).  You can run CIFS on the controller or create a SVM (7 mode equivalent to vfiler).  

If you have a failover event CIFS will lose it's sessions but should reconnect them within a a minute or two to the second controller.
heze54Author Commented:

Right.. 7 mode and 8020 device with 2 FAS, Fas1 and Fas2.
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Both controllers can run CIFS and failover for each other with no issues.
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heze54Author Commented:
Hi Paulsolov,

Then which should be the problem of credentials?

heze54Author Commented:

Any idea?

Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
If you join each controller to the domain via AD you can use AD credentials to manage the volumes.  Each node would look like a server in AD

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heze54Author Commented:
I´ve also opened a ticket with NetApp support because of the problems with LDAP/AD.

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