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Adjusting client and network configurations if migrating to a different subnet

If you have moved a vFiler unit to a different subnet, you might have to configure the network servers and make adjustments on the clients. If you have moved the vFiler unit to a different Windows domain, you might also have to modify data-file security attributes, and run CIFS setup.

About this task

You must perform this task on the destination vFiler unit.


  1. To configure NIS and DNS servers, run the following command: setup
  2. To change the name of the Windows domain controller, run the following command: cifs prefdc
  3. To change the Windows WINS server, run the following command: cifs setup

    Note: If the Windows domain has changed, you might have to change the permissions on the Windows data files to allow your users the same access they had in the old domain.

  4. To change the trusted host, perform the following steps:
    1. Edit the vFiler unit’s /etc/hosts.equiv file, adding the name of the trusted host for administering the vFiler unit.
    2. Add the path to the root volume and the name of the trusted host to the vFiler unit’s /etc/exports file.


      /vol/vol0 access=adminhost, root=adminhost

  5. Remount volumes and qtrees on the clients.