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Pocket Guide for NetApp Commands

This post contains the list of commands that will be most used and will come handy when managing or monitoring or troubleshooting a NetApp filer.

  • sysconfig -a : shows hardware configuration with more verbose information
  • sysconfig -d : shows information of the disk attached to the filer
  • version : shows the netapp Ontap OS version.
  • uptime : shows the filer uptime
  • dns info : this shows the dns resolvers, the no of hits and misses and other info
  • nis info : this shows the nis domain name, yp servers etc.
  • rdfile : Like “cat” in Linux, used to read contents of text files/
  • wrfile : Creates/Overwrites a file. Similar to “cat > filename” in Linux
  • aggr status : Shows the aggregate status
  • aggr status -r : Shows the raid configuration, reconstruction information of the disks in filer
  • aggr show_space : Shows the disk usage of the aggreate, WAFL reserve, overheads etc.
  • vol status : Shows the volume information
  • vol status -s : Displays the spare disks on the filer
  • vol status -f : Displays the failed disks on the filer
  • vol status -r : Shows the raid configuration, reconstruction information of the disks
  • df -h : Displays volume disk usage
  • df -i : Shows the inode counts of all the volumes
  • df -Ah : Shows “df” information of the aggregate
  • license : Displays/add/removes license on a netapp filer
  • maxfiles : Displays and adds more inodes to a volume
  • aggr create : Creates aggregate
  • vol create <volname> <aggrname> <size> : Creates volume in an aggregate
  • vol offline <volname> : Offlines a volume
  • vol online <volname> : Onlines a volume
  • vol destroy <volname> : Destroys and removes an volume
  • vol size <volname> [+|-]<size> : Resize a volume in netapp filer
  • vol options : Displays/Changes volume options in a netapp filer
  • qtree create <qtree-path> : Creates qtree
  • qtree status : Displays the status of qtrees
  • quota on : Enables quota on a netapp filer
  • quota off : Disables quota
  • quota resize : Resizes quota
  • quota report : Reports the quota and usage
  • snap list : Displays all snapshots on a volume
  • snap create <volname> <snapname> : Create snapshot
  • snap sched <volname> <schedule> : Schedule snapshot creation
  • snap reserve <volname> <percentage> : Display/set snapshot reserve space in volume
  • /etc/exports : File that manages the NFS exports
  • rdfile /etc/exports : Read the NFS exports file
  • wrfile /etc/exports : Write to NFS exports file
  • exportfs -a : Exports all the filesystems listed in /etc/exports
  • cifs setup : Setup cifs
  • cifs shares : Create/displays cifs shares
  • cifs access : Changes access of cifs shares
  • lun create : Creates iscsi or fcp luns on a netapp filer
  • lun map : Maps lun to an igroup
  • lun show : Show all the luns on a filer
  • igroup create : Creates netapp igroup
  • lun stats : Show lun I/O statistics
  • disk show : Shows all the disk on the filer
  • disk zero spares : Zeros the spare disks
  • disk_fw_update : Upgrades the disk firmware on all disks
  • options : Display/Set options on netapp filer
  • options nfs : Display/Set NFS options
  • options timed : Display/Set NTP options on netapp.
  • options autosupport : Display/Set autosupport options
  • options cifs : Display/Set cifs options
  • options tcp : Display/Set TCP options
  • options net : Display/Set network options
  • ndmpcopy <src-path> <dst-path> : Initiates ndmpcopy
  • ndmpd status : Displays status of ndmpd
  • ndmpd killall : Terminates all the ndmpd processes.
  • ifconfig : Displays/Sets IP address on a network/vif interface
  • vif create : Creates a VIF (bonding/trunking/teaming)
  • vif status : Displays status of a vif
  • netstat : Displays network statistics
  • sysstat -us 1 : begins a 1 second sample of the filer’s current utilization (crtl – c to end)
  • nfsstat : Shows nfs statistics
  • nfsstat -l : Displays nfs stats per client
  • nfs_hist : Displays nfs historgram
  • statit : beings/ends a performance workload sampling [-b starts / -e ends]
  • stats : Displays stats for every counter on netapp. Read stats man page for more info
  • ifstat : Displays Network interface stats
  • qtree stats : displays I/O stats of qtree
  • environment : display environment status on shelves and chassis of the filer
  • storage show <disk|shelf|adapter> : Shows storage component details
  • snapmirror intialize : Initialize a snapmirror relation
  • snapmirror update : Manually Update snapmirror relation
  • snapmirror resync : Resyns a broken snapmirror
  • snapmirror quiesce : Quiesces a snapmirror bond
  • snapmirror break : Breakes a snapmirror relation
  • snapmirror abort : Abort a running snapmirror
  • snapmirror status : Shows snapmirror status
  • lock status -h : Displays locks held by filer
  • sm_mon : Manage the locks
  • storage download shelf : Installs the shelf firmware
  • software get : Download the Netapp OS software
  • software install : Installs OS
  • download : Updates the installed OS
  • cf status : Displays cluster status
  • cf takeover : Takes over the cluster partner
  • cf giveback : Gives back control to the cluster partner
  • reboot : Reboots a filer

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