NetApp: How to wipe clean the cifs setup configuration

Sometimes you need to completely wipe the “cifs setup” configuration. For example, I’m currently writing some documentation and need a clean cifs setup to start from scratch.


cylon> cifs terminate
cylon> priv set advanced
cylon*> mv /etc/cifsconfig_setup.cfg /etc/cifsconfig_setup.cfg.bak
cylon*> priv set
cylon> cifs restart
CIFS not configured. Use "cifs setup" to configure
cylon> cifs setup

I found the steps via a search on NetApp’s forums. Here’s the thread for more background: How to Remove CIFS from a Filer?

User aborzenkov‘s post has the answer I was looking for 🙂

Tracking down SMB 2.1 support in NetApp ONTAP 8.1.x 7-Mode


This blog post covers how I tracked down when SMB 2.1 support was re-enabled in ONTAP 8.1.x 7-mode, having been disabled in the initial release of 8.1.2.

NetApp: Fix a broken or corrupt RLM module firmware


This guide is written for fixing a corrupt or broken RLM firmware. It is applicable to both 4.x and 3.x versions of the RLM firmware. Although this may help with other corrupt or broken RLM issues, the most common error this fixes is

[rlm.firmware.update.failed:warning]: RLM firmware update failed, Error Flashing linux.

NetApp – Check Shelf Firmware Version

This post covers how to check the current firmware version of your disk shelves in a NetApp FAS storage system