You must set up virus-scanning software that Data ONTAP supports, and enable the Data ONTAP virus-scan feature before you can scan for viruses.
- Make sure that the operators of the PC clients that you want to configure as virus-scanning clients are configured as “Backup Operators” or higher on the storage systems on which they will conduct virus scanning.
- Install the Data ONTAP-customized commercial virus-scanning software on the PCs that you want to configure as virus-scanning clients. Follow the directions that accompany the virus-scanning software product.
- After installation and configuration of the virus-scanning software on the PCs is complete, confirm the success of the installation by listing the IP addresses of the PCs now configured as virus-scanning clients. At the storage system console, enter the following command:vscan scanners
The system displays a table listing the IP addresses of the active virus-scanning clients for this storage system.
- Leave the virus-scanning client on and connected to the storage system or storage systems on which it is carrying out its virus scan operations.