Joining an FSx for ONTAP SVM to an Active Directory domain - FSx for ONTAP

Joining an FSx for ONTAP SVM to an Active Directory domain

The following sections provide information about joining an SVM to an Active Directory domain and updating the SVM's Active Directory configuration.

Joining an SVM to an AD

When you create an FSx for ONTAP storage virtual machine, you can optionally join it to your organization's Active Directory during the SVM's creation. You create an SVM joined to an Active Directory domain in one of the following scenarios:

  • You use the Standard create creation option to create an FSx for ONTAP file system on the Amazon FSx console. For more information, see To create a file system (console).

  • You create a new SVM on an existing FSx for ONTAP file system using the Amazon FSx console, AWS CLI, or the Amazon FSx API. For more information, see Creating a storage virtual machine.

Updating an SVM AD configuration

You can use the Amazon FSx console, AWS CLI, or the Amazon FSx API to update the service credentials or the DNS server IP addresses of an SVM's Active Directory configuration. For more information, see Updating a storage virtual machine.

Note

You cannot change the Active Directory configuration of an existing SVM using the Amazon FSx console, AWS CLI, or the Amazon FSx API. For example, if an SVM was created without being joined to an Active Directory, you cannot join it to an Active Directory afterwards.

You can change the Active Directory configuration of an existing SVM by using the ONTAP CLI or API directly, using the vserver cifs commands. For more information, see Manage the CIFS configuration of a Vserver.