Configure AD in PE Settings for Nutanix Files full connection

  • 14 March 2024
  • 1 reply

Badge +2

Do we need to configure the AD authentication in PE Settings to fully connect Nutanix Files in AD?



This topic has been closed for comments

1 reply

Userlevel 4
Badge +7


There is a separate specific AD join for Files 

Normal PE authentication just relies on LDAP talking to AD/Directory for user/group enumeration/auth whereas Files performs an actual machine account 'join' operation for the files instance.

There's more clever involved where Files AD join is involved updating SPNs/DNS etc so individual FSVMs can be the files instance name etc for clients and similarly in a SmartDR scenario where the Identity of the files instance is brought up on the DR side for clients to get to their data.