A Network Information Service (NIS) domain provides a directory of hostnames and IP addresses in a network. A Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) administrator can manage NIS domains by creating, modifying, deleting, or displaying information about them. NIS cannot be configured for the cluster management server.
You can configure multiple NIS domains for a given SVM, but only one NIS domain can be active on an SVM at any given time. You can also configure an NIS domain with more than one SVM.