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Does Trident support ONTAP CIFS storage connections?

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Astra Trident


No, currently Trident only supports iSCSI and NFS protocols for the following backends:

  • ontap-nas – Each PV provisioned is a full ONTAP FlexVolume.
  • ontap-nas-economy – Each PV provisioned is a qtree, with a configurable number of qtrees per FlexVolume (default is 200).
  • ontap-nas-flexgroup - Each PV provisioned as a full ONTAP FlexGroup, and all aggregates assigned to a SVM are used.
  • ontap-san – Each PV provisioned is a LUN within its own FlexVolume.
  • ontap-san-economy - Each PV provisioned is a LUN, with a configurable number of LUNs per FlexVolume (default is 100).
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