Before we can access the storage from client, we need to setup the protocol. In this example I will show you how to configure SVM CIFS Protocol. We also need a Active Directory (AD) in order to enable CIFS Protocol. I will used my existing AD for this example.
SVM required a data lif in order to communicate with client. During early configuration, I skip the data lif configuration. In this post, I will show you how to configure data lif.
SVM is stand for Storage Virtual Machine. Purpose of SVM is to provide an isolated data serving. This is to secure the data that present to the client. Plus each SVM can have different administrator.
Aggregate is a group of disks that protected by RAID Protection. In NetApp ONTAP 9.1 where currently I used for this simulator have 3 types of RAID. Purpose of RAID is to protect the data if the hard disk is failed. Different RAID Type provide different number of hard disk failed that it can hold.
During preparing the cluster, I only install Cluster Base License. This license is to enable cluster features. When you download the simulator, the license is in the text document. In order to enable others NetApp feature, I will show how to install NetApp ONTAP License.
In previous post, I show how to setup NetApp ONTAP 9.1 Cluster. Now, we will create another VM and join it to the cluster. Lets begin…