Netapp CIFS/NFS question


We have netapp FAS storage and we would like to share the storage to some of the UNIX servers using NFS and windows machine using CFS.  is it possible to share the same FS to UNIX and Windows?
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Yes, of course you can mix protocols.

The only thing is that you will have to set permissions on your files correctly for CIFS and NFS users as these are different.
Netapp allows mapping NFS (= Unix) users to CIFS (= Windows) users.

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mokkanAuthor Commented:
Where do I need to setup permissions,  can you provide the screentshot or doc to guilde?
make sure first that our netapp is licensed for both protocols.
Which netapp do you have and ontap version?
license show

Permission NFS


What is your environment made of?
windows servers have SFU that can be added allowing NFS sharing....
Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Basically it's like this:
a) You need license for each of those protocols (as arnold said)
b) Permsissions on files and directories shared via NFS are being set using standard Unix commands
    - access permissions have to be set initially by root user
    - as root, mount the NFS share from any NFS client
    - go to desired directory (aka "folder") and set permissions
    - using standard chmod, chown, chgrp commands
c) Permissions on files and folders shared via CIFS are set using Windows tools
    - inital access has to be set on Netapp server via command: cifs access ...
    - mount the CIFS share from any Windows client
d) If you have diretories / folders that have mixed content to be accessed by Unix and Windows users,
    you have to set up the user mapping (as mentioned earlier)
Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
The solution itself was givcen in the first answer already,
the other posts deliver additional info and help.
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