Install vfiler on DataOntap

With the actual DataOntap and the right hardware you can run vfilers on the main filer. Here some usefull hints.

– check ipspaces on the filer

#filer1> ipspace list –> lists all ipspaces on filer (default-ipspace)

– create ipspace

#filer1> ipspace create “ipspace name” “interface list”

the interface list is taken from the fiel /etc/rc
– create root vol for new virtual filer

#filer1> vol create “new_vfiler_vol0” “aggregate name” 1g

the size for the root vol of a vfiler of 1gb is ok
– create all volumes you need for the new vfiler

#filer1> vol create new_vol aggr_name vol_size

– enable sis on all new vols you have created –> btw sis rocks 🙂

#filer1> sis on /vol/new_vfiler_vol0
#filer1> sis start -s /vol/new_vfiler_vol0

– check snapshot schedule on all volumes you have created

#filer1> snap sched new_vfiler_vol0

– log into the web interface of your filer
– fill out for Administrative Host:
– check out “rsh”
– check your need protocols (!! for iSCSI cifs is required –> RPC!!)
– don’t do the cifs setup within the wizard, it can be done later, just click “Next”
– log into your filer

#filer1> vfiler context “new_vfiler_name”

– do the cifs setup

#new_filer_name@filer1> cifs setup

– disable nfs auto export

#new_filer_name@filer1> options off

– delete the standard “home” share for cifs export

#new_filer_name@filer1> cifs shares -delete home

To returne to the (hardware) filer you have to type ‘vfiler context vfiler0’, just typing exit is not possible 🙁
Now we can check the status of all vfilers with

filer1>vfiler status -r