The root account needs to be disabled in order to meet many, if not all, of the GRC standards. You will need to create a new administrative account prior to disabling root. Other functions that use this account such as NDMP and ndmpcopy might be affected. It will be necessary to use a different account for these functions.
NOTE: Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.
Create an alternate account to replace root
The following resource is also helpful.
This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Access Control.This control applies to the following type of system NetApp.