NetApp vfiler / Multistore quick notes

For a good primer on the NetApp Multistore license check NetApp or Scott Lowe

Quick notes on multistore:

vfiler0 is the “root” or base and owns all the hardware. Only vfiler0 can use FCP.
vfilers have a limited range of commands and don’t have rdfile. To read or write files use rdfile/wrfile from vfiler0:
rdfile /vol/vfilervol/etc/log/snapmirror
to edit snapmirror.conf
wrfile /vol/vfilervolume/etc/snapmirror.conf
or connect to /vol/vfilervolume from a client (cifs/nfs) using vfiler0
You can also share out the vfiler’s /etc directory via cifs or nfs and connect from a client through the vfiler

Display vfilers
To show all configured vfilers: “vfiler status”
name running

To list configured vfilers plus IP and storage configured for each: “vfiler status -r”
name running
ipspace:
IP address:
Path: [/etc] (designates root vol)
UUID:

IP, storage and protocols: “vfiler status -a”
name running
ipspace:
IP address:
Path: [/etc] (designates root vol)
UUID:
Protocols allowed: x
Allowed: proto=nfs
Protocols disallowed: y
Disallowed: proto=rsh

note that x+y always equals 7 as there are seven protocols vfilers can be configured for: ssh, nfs, http, rsh, cifs, iscsi, ftp

Persistant configuation
vfiler configurations are saved in the /etc/registry
saved in /etc/registry
options.vfconfig.vfilername.casename=name
options.vfconfig.vfilername.cifs_disabled=1
options.vfconfig.vfilername.dafs_disabled=0
options.vfconfig.vfilername.etcstore=2702205770/vol/VFILER_VFILERNAME
options.vfconfig.vfilername.ftp_disabled=1
options.vfconfig.vfilername.http_disabled=1
options.vfconfig.vfilername.ipspace=ipspacename
options.vfconfig.vfilername.iscsi_disabled=1
options.vfconfig.vfilername.nfs_disabled=0
options.vfconfig.vfilername.nwk00001=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
options.vfconfig.vfilername.pathgeneration=0
options.vfconfig.vfilername.rsh_disabled=1
options.vfconfig.vfilername.ssh_disabled=1
options.vfconfig.vfilername.stg00002=2227896690/vol/secondvolforvfilername
options.vfconfig.vfilername.uuid=UUIDforvfiler

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