Depending on the capabilities assigned by the cluster administrator, an SVM administrator can perform various administration tasks on a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM, formerly known as Vserver). After logging in to the SVM, an SVM administrator can identify the capabilities assigned and the commands that are available for the administration.
The following illustration depicts the SVM administrative components:
You might have all or some of the following administration capabilities:
You can manage jobs and schedules related to the SVM.
You can configure data access protocols, such as NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel (FC) protocol (Fibre Channel over Ethernet included).
You can create and manage policies to manage data access from the SVM.
You can set security on the SVM's data without the need of a client.
You can configure services, such as LDAP, NIS, and DNS.
You can manage volumes, quotas, qtrees, and files.
You can manage LUNs in a SAN environment.
You can back up and manage the SVM's data by using SnapMirror technology and NDMP.
You can monitor performance data, network connection, information, and SVM health.