Netapp vfilers & Quest Storage Manager


In this post I am going to describe a recent problem that we encountered with using Quest Storage Manager on our NetApp vfiler.  The problem is that Quest Storage Manager tries to automatically create and write a licence file up to \\vfiler\c$\programme files\quest. The problem is that on a vfiler the c$ is not a writeable area so the licence installation fails and you are unable to use it to manage data on your vfiler.

Fortunately, the solution is nice and simple. All you have to do is simply delete the c$ CIFS share and recreate it again, pointing to the volume that you want to manage. We were not sure if there were any side affects with doing this but so far we have not encountered any problems after the change has been implemented.

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