SMB Support for the Distributed File System

The Distributed File System (DFS) feature is supported by the SMB server. For more information, see the Microsoft DFS documentation.

The SMB server supports only one standalone DFS namespace per system. Prior to creating a standalone DFS namespace from a Windows system, you must create an SMB share for the root of the namespace on the Oracle Solaris SMB server. When you configure the namespace, the SMB server sets the dfsroot property to enable the DFS root support on the SMB share. When you delete the namespace, the SMB server disables the DFS root support.

Use the DFS tools that are available on Windows systems to create and manage the standalone namespace in the Oracle Solaris OS.