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Setting up PC clients as virus-scanning clients

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.

Steps

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.