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BoB73
1 Copper

Adding VNX CIFS server to DFS

Hey guys,

We are running into an odd issue. We have a fully functioning CIFS server on your VNX. The issue is when we add it to DFS share we get an error that says "Check DFS Replication Member Validity". Then if i pick the error tab it says: "the member is running a down level operating system". we have a server 2008 (not R2) domain. do we need to raise the server version to 2008? if so does anyone know how.

Thanks guys.

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Rainer_EMC
5 Osmium

Re: Adding VNX CIFS server to DFS

The Celerra / VNX CIFS server (like all other non-Windows NAS servers) do not implement DFS replication

You can use it in a DFS - just not replicate

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Melenjos
1 Copper

Re: Adding VNX CIFS server to DFS

Do we find any documentation that we can provide information to customer about VNX CIFS do not implement DFS replication???

Thank you


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Rainer_EMC
5 Osmium

Re: Adding VNX CIFS server to DFS

To my knowledge no non-Microsoft Windows based NAS system has implemented DFS-R

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umichklewis
4 Tellurium

Re: Adding VNX CIFS server to DFS

If you search for the VNX document "Managing a Multiprotocol Environment on VNX", it describes how a VNX can participate in DFS.  This might be the information you need.

Thanks!

Karl

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Rainer_EMC
5 Osmium

Re: Adding VNX CIFS server to DFS

That would be DFS-N - N as in name space

DFS-R for replication is extra and won't work

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