D.2 Setting Up Remote CIFS for the Filr Shared Storage Location

D.2.1 Setting Up Remote CIFS

To configure shared storage on a remote Windows server via CIFS:

  1. Create a folder on the Windows server where you want to configure remote CIFS to work with Filr.

    This folder will be the shared storage location (/vashare) for Filr.

  2. Right-click the folder that you just created, then click Properties.

  3. Click the Sharing tab.

  4. Designate a user to administer the folder.

    This user must have Read/Write permissions to the folder. You can select an existing user, or create a new user.

  5. After you have designated and selected a user with Read/Write permissions, click Share.

  6. Configure each Filr appliance in the cluster to reference this CIFS share, as described in Section 5.4, Installing the Filr Appliance.

    When connecting to the share via the Filr installation program, use the user name and password of the user that you designated in Step 4.

D.2.2 Modifying the Credentials for the CIFS Share

After setting up shared storage on a remote Windows server via CIFS, you can change login credentials of the user who has access to the CIFS share:

  1. Log in as root to the Filr command prompt.

  2. Type the following command to navigate to the base directory:

    cd /etc/opt/novell/base

  3. Display the first lines of the file:

    vi .smbcredentials

  4. In the vi editor, modify the credentials as desired.