Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3RC1 was made available this past month. Datacenter Dan‘s blog mentions some of the main new features made available with this release, but made no mention of the NAS enhancements (much to my chagrin). So, I figured I’d fill the gap. If you attended NetApp Insight or have a valid NetApp login, you can view the presentations for these features as well by clicking on the links in the titles.
The following list covers a summary of enhancements and features added for CIFS in cDOT 8.3.
- Enhanced MMC support – Ability to manage shares, sessions and open files.
- Native CIFS audit
- Home directory visibility
- NetBIOS Aliases
- Storage Level Access Guard (SLAG) support
- Restrict Anonymous
- CIFS shares options for forcegroup and maximum connections per share
- Bypass traverse checking
- Character mapping
- Group Policy update enhancements
- Fpolicy enhancements
- AES encryption for Kerberos
- ODX Direct Copy
- Dynamic Access Control
For more information on these new CIFS enhancements, see TR-4191: Best Practices Guide for Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.x and 8.3 Windows File Services.
The following list covers a summary of enhancements and features added for NFS in cDOT 8.3.
- AES (128 and 256 bit) encryption for Kerberized NFS
- Extended auxiliary group support – up to 1024
- Krb5 with integrity checks (krb5i)
- Ability to change well-known NFS ports
- Export policy and netgroup caching enhancements
- Better CLI control over cache management
- Qtree export support for NFSv4.x
- Showmount -e support for OVM use cases (path only)
- Export access checking (exportfs -c functionality)
- Granular control over ns-switch
For more information on new NFS enhancements, see TR-4067: NFS Best Practice and Implementation Guide.
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