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Here are a few Data Ontap 7-Mode CLI commands that ive put together for reference.

will continuously add to this list
General Commands
setup (Re-Run initial setup)
halt (Reboots controller into bootrom)
reboot (Reboots controller back to Data Ontap)
sysconfig -a (System configuration and information)
java netapp.cmds.jsh (limited freebsd cli)
storage show disk (show physical information about disks)
passwd (Change password for logged in user)
sasadmin shelf (shows a graphical layout of your shelves with occupied disk slots)
options trusted.hosts x.x.x.x or x.x.x.x/nn (hosts that are allowed telnet, http, https and
ssh admin access. x.x.x.x = ip address, /nn is network bits)
options trusted.hosts * (Allows all hosts to the above command)
sysstat -s 5 (Displays operating statistics every 5 seconds i.e. CPU, NFS, CIFS, NET,
DISK, etc)
reallocate measure /vol/volname (Measure the amount of fragmentation in a volume)
options autologout.console.enable on (Turns on autologout for the console)
options autologout.console.timeout 300 (300 second autologout for the console)
options autologout.telnet.enable on (Turns on autologout for telnet)
options autologout.telnet.timeout 300 (300 second autologout for the console)
environment shelf (Shows information about the shelves including model numbers)
Press DEL at boot up during memory test followed by boot_diags and select all
(Diagnostic tests for a new install)
priv set diags (Enter diagnostics CLI mode from the Ontap CLI)
priv set (Return to normal CLI mode from diagnostics mode)
software list (Lists software in the /etc/software directory)
software get http://x.x.x.x/ (Copy software from http to
software directory)
software delete (Deletes software in the /etc/software directory)
software update -r (Install software. The -r prevents it rebooting
Baseboard Management Controller BMC
bmc status (shows the status of the BMC remote management interface)
bmc setup (BMC remote management interface setup)

Service Port SP
sp status (shows the status of the SP remote management interface)
sp setup (SP remote management setup)
ACP (Alternate Control Path)
options acp.enabled on (Turns on ACP)
storage show acp -a (show ACP status)
Root Volume
If you have a 32-bit root volume that you wish to convert to 64-bit, the best way I found
is to snapmirror the root volume to a 64-bit aggregate, break the snapmirror, set the new
root volume as root, and either failover and failback the filer, or reboot.
aggr create aggregate_name (Creates an Aggregate)
aggr destroy aggregate_name (removes an Aggregate)
aggr offline aggregate_name (takes an Aggregate offline)
aggr online aggregate_name (bring an Aggregate online)
aggr options aggregate_name root (makes an Aggregate root|Only use if your Root
Aggregate is damanged)
aggr status (shows status of all aggregates)
aggr status aggregate_name (show status of a specific Aggregate)
aggr status -r aggr0 (shows the root volume on aggr0 and the disk layout)
aggr status -s aggr0 (shows spare disks on aggr0)
aggr status -v aggr0 (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Shows more
detailed information of the aggregate status)
aggr show_space aggregate_name (shows specific aggregate space information)
aggr options aggregate_name nosnap=on (Disable snapshot autocreation)
aggr options aggregate_name raidsize=x (x being the number of drives in the RAID)
aggr scrub status -v (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Shows scrub status
of the aggregate)
aggr scrub resume (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Resumes a
susepended scrub)
aggr scrub suspend (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Suspends a current
scrub process)
aggr scrub start (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Starts a new scrub
reallocate start -f -p /vol/volname (Run in priv set advanced, used after adding disks to
an aggregate to evenly distribute blocks amongst raid groups)
snap reserve -A aggregate_name 0 (Set Aggregate snap reserve to 0% or any number
you enter)

snap list -A aggregate_name (Lists snapshots on specified aggregate)

snap delete -A aggregate_name (Deletes a snapshot on a specified aggregate)
snap sched -A aggregate_name x x x@x,x,x (Creates a snapshot shedule in weeks
days hours@time ie 0 2 1@9 means no weekly snaps, 2 daily, 1 hourly @ 9am)
vol create volume_name (Creates a volume)
vol autosize volume_name (Shows autosize settings for a given volume)
vol autosize volume_name on|off (Turns Volume autosize on or off)
vol options volume_name (Lists volume options)
vol size volume_name + size k|m|g|t (increase volume size by KB, MB, GB or TB)
vol status -f (lists broken or failed disks)
vol status -s (lists spare disks)
vol status -r (lists raid groups)
vol scrub status -v (Shows the scrubbing status of volumes)
vol options nosnapdir on|off (enables or disables snapshot visibility from the volume or
LUN level)
qtree create /vol/volume_name/qtree_name (Create a qtree within a volume)
qtree security /vol/volume_name/qtree_name unix|ntfs|mixed (Change security settings
of a qtree)
qtree stats qtree_name (Shows CIFS or NFS ops/sec for a given qtree)
qtree status (Displays all your Qtrees)
snap create volume_name snapshot_name (create a snapshot)
snap list volume_name (List snapshots for a volume)
snap delete volume_name snapshot_name (delete a snapshot on a volume)
snap delete -a volume_name (Deletes all snapshots for a volume)
snap autodelete volume_name show (Shows snapshot autodelete settings for a
snap restore -s snapshot_name volume_name (Restores a snapshot on the specified
volume name)
snap sched volume_name weeks days hours@time (Creates a snapshot schedule on a
volume i.e. snap sched volume 4 5 1@07 Weekly Snapshots are created at midnight on
each Sunday, Daily snapshots are created each day except Sunday at midnight)
snap delta volume_name (Shows delta changes between snapshots for a given volume)
snap reserve volume_name (Shows the snap reserve for a given volume)
snap reclaimable volume_name snapshot_name (Shows the amount of space
reclaimable if you remove this snapshot from the volume)

options cifs.show_snapshot on (Allows snapshot directory to be browse-able via CIFS)

options nfs.hide_snapshot off (Allows snapshot directory to be visible via NFS)
options snapmirror.enable on (turns on SnapMirror. Replace on with off to toggle)
rdfile /etc/snapmirror.allow (Performed on the Source Filer. You should see you
destination filers in this file.)
wrfile /etc/snapmirror.allow (Performed on the Source Filer. Overwrites the file with the
specified destination filer name and ip address)
vol restrict volume_name (Performed on the Destination. Makes the destination volume
read only which must be done for volume based replication. Dont use for Qtree based
snapmirror initialize -S srcfiler:source_volume dstfiler:destination_volume (Performed on
the destination. This is for full volume mirror. For example snapmirror initialize -S
filer1:vol1 filer2:vol2)
snapmirror initialize -S srcfiler:/vol/vol1/qtree dstfiler:/vol/vol1/qtree (Performed on the
destination. Performs the same as the command above but for Qtrees only)
snapmirror initialize -S srcfiler/vol/vol1/- dstfiler:/vol/vol1/qtree (Performed on the
destination. Performs volume to qtree replication. Includes all luns, exports on the
source volume)
snapmirror status (Shows the status of snapmirror and replicated volumes or qtrees)
snapmirror status -l (Shows much more detail that the command above, i.e. snapshot
name, bytes transferred, progress, etc)
snapmirror quiesce volume_name (Performed on Destination. Pauses the SnapMirror
Replication. If you are removing the snapmirror relationship this is the first step.)
snapmirror break volume_name (Performed on Destination. Breaks or disengages the
SnapMirror Replication. If you are removing the snapmirror relationship this is the
second step followed by deleting the snapshot)
snapmirror resync volume_name (Performed on Destination. When data is out of date,
for example working off DR site and wanting to resync back to primary, only performed
when SnapMirror relationship is broken)
snapmirror update -S srcfiler:volume_name dstfiler:volume_name (Performed on
Destination. Forces a new snapshot on the source and performs a replication, only if an
initial replication baseline has been already done)
snapmirror release volume_name dstfiler:volume_name (Performed on Destination.
Removes a snapmirror destination)
/etc/snapmirror.conf (edit or wrfile this file on the destination filer or vfiler to enter in a
snapmirror schedule. i.e. srcfiler:vol1 dstfiler:vol1 15 * * * This will replicate every 15
minutes. Each * represents a value. Starting from right to left you have day of week,
month, day of month, hour minute. Minute 0-59, hours 0-23, day-of-month 1-31, day-ofweek 0 for Sunday 6 Saturday) Each value can only be a number.)

/vol/vfiler_vol/etc/snapmirror.conf (read or write this file for snapmirror configurations on

a vfiler. vfiler_vol being the first volume with the /etc in the vfiler)
priv set diag followed by snapmirror break -h followed by priv set. (If for some
reason you snapmirror relationship has been orphaned, meaning it doesnt exist in
snapmirror status on the source but does exist on the destination, you can use these
three commands to force the destination to become read/write. You can then do snap
list and find the baseline snapshot for the destination. Followed by snap delete of the
baseline snapshot. This will remove the snapmirror relationship if all else fails. Lastly
dont forget to remove the entry from snapmirror.conf)
cf enable (enable cluster)
cf disable (disable cluster)
cf takeover (take over resources from other controller)
cf giveback (give back controller resources after a take over)
vFiler Multistore
vfiler limit (Performed on the host to see what the limit of vfilers is)
vfiler limit 16 (Performed on the host to change the limit of vfilers to 16 or any number
you specify. Check the documentation for Memory Requirements before doing this)
vfiler status (Displays the status of the vfiler i.e. running or stopped)
vfiler status -r (On the host system. Shows which volumes are running on each vfiler)
vfiler rename old_vfiler_name new_vfiler_name (Renames a vfiler)
vfiler run vfiler_name setup (Runs the vfiler setup wizard)
vfiler run vfiler_name cifs setup (Runs the cifs setup wizard for a vfiler)
ipspace create ipspacename (Creates an ipspace needed when 2 or more vfilers use
the same network subnets)
ipspace list (Lists the available ipspaces)
ipspace assign ipspacename interface_name (Assigns the interface to an ipspace.)
ipspace destroy ipspace_name (Removes/Deletes an ipspace)
vfiler create vfiler_name -s ipspace_name -i x.x.x.x /vol/volume_name or qtree_name
(Creates a vfiler name with ip address x.x.x.x and assigns the volume or qtree to the
vfiler. The -s is optional)NOTE: Creating a qtree as the base vfiler does not allow you to
enable snapmirror. You must create the base as a volume!
vfiler add vfiler_name -i x.x.x.x /vol/volume_name (Adds an ip address and additional
volume (can be qtree) to an existing vfiler name)
vfiler remove vfiler_name -i x.x.x.x /vol/volume_name (Removes an IP address and
volume from an existing vfiler)
vfiler destroy vfiler_name (Deletes/removes a vfiler)
vfiler rename vfiler_name_old vfiler_name_new (Renames a vfiler from old name to new

vfiler context vfiler_name (Changes CLI into the context of the vfiler name)
vfiler allow vfiler_name proto=cifs proto=nfs proto=iscsi (Allows the following protocols
cifs, nfs and iscsi. Disallows rsh, ssh, ftp and http)
vfiler stop vfiler_name (Stops a vfiler instance)
vfiler start vfiler_name (Starts a vfiler instance)
vfiler run vfiler_name route add default x.x.x.x 1 (Adds a default route to a vfiler.
Performed from vfiler0)
route add x.x.x.x/x x.x.x.x 1 (Adds a route in a vfiler)
To add extra vlans to a vfiler you must do the following:
Check the ip space that the vfiler is using by typing ipspace list
Create the vlan interface on the host i.e. vif0-360 for vlan 360
Assign the interface to the ip space of the vfiler i.e. ipspace assign ipspace_name vif0360
Add the ip address you wish to use on the vlan interface to the vfiler i.e. vfiler add
vfiler_name -i
Once the vfiler has this ip address in its config we can add it onto the interface i.e.
ifconfig vif0-360 netmask
options on (Turns Autosupport on)
options off (Turns Autosupport off)
autosupport.doit description (creates an autosupport alert with a user defined
Hot Spares
Any functioning disk that is not assigned to an aggregate but is assigned to a controller
functions as a hot spare disk
disk show
vol status -r (displays which disks are allocated as spare)
disk show (Show disk information)
disk show -n (Show unowned disks)
disk assign 0d.02.0 -s unowned (Changes ownership from owned to unowned or to
other cluster member)
disk assign 0d.02.0 (assigns the disk to the controller you perform the command on)
options disk.auto_assign off (turns auto assign of unowned disks to controllers to off)
options disk.auto_assign on (turns auto assign of unowned disks to controllers to on)
storage show disk -p (displays primary, secondary port, shelf and bay in a metro cluster)

lun setup (runs the cli lun setup wizard)
lun create -s 10g -t windows_2008 -o noreserve /vol/vol1/lun1 (creates a lun of 10GB
with type Windows 2008, sets no reservation and places it in the following volume or
lun offline lun_path (takes a lun offline)
lun online lun_path (brings a lun online)
lun show -v (Verbose listing of luns)
lun move /lun_path_source /lun_path_destination (Move lun from source to destination)
lun resize -f lun_path +|- new_size k|m|g|t (Resizes a lun by adding space (+) or
subtracting space (-) Note: a lun can only ever grow 10x its original size)
lun map /vol/vol1/lun1 igroup_name (Maps lun1 to the igroup_name)
lun alignment show (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Shows which luns are
aligned and which are not)
Fiber FCP
fcadmin config -t taget 0a (Changes adapter from initiator to target)
fcadmin config (lists adapter state)
fcadmin start (Start the FCP service)
fcadmin stop (Stop the FCP service)
fcp show adapters (Displays adapter type, status, FC Nodename, FC Portname and slot
fcp nodename (Displays fiber channel nodename)
fcp show initiators (Show fiber channel initiators)
fcp wwpn-alias set alias_name (Set a fiber channel alias name for the controller)
fcp wwpn-alias remove -a alias_name (Remove a fiber channel alias name for the
igroup show (Displays initiator groups with WWNs)
iscsi start (Start the iscsi service)
iscsi stop (Stop the iscsi server)
iscsi status (Show whether iscsi server is running or not running)
iscsi interface show (Show which interfaces are enabled or disabled for iscsi)
iscsi interface enable interface_name (Enable an interface for iscsi)
iscsi interface disableinterface_name (Disable an interface for iscsi)
iscsi nodename (Display the controllers iscsi nodename)
igroup show (Displays iSCSI initiators)
igroup create -i -t vmware sqlcluster_igroup (Creates an Initiator Group called
sqlcluster_igroup with OS type vmware)
igroup add sqlcluster_igroup

(Assigns the following iscsi initiator to the sqlcluster_igroup. This can also be FCP
cifs setup (cifs setup wizard)
cifs terminate (terminate the cifs service)
cifs restart (restarts cifs)
cifs shares (displays cifs shares)
cifs status (show status of cifs)
cifs lookup SID|name (Either displays the SID if you type in the name or name if you
type in the SID)
cifs sessions (Show you current cifs sessions)
cifs sessions -s username (Shows the current session for a user)
cifs broadbast -v volume_name message (Broadcast a message to all users
connected to volume_name)
cifs shares -add share_name /vol/volume_name/qtree_name (Create a cifs share on a
specific volume or qtree)
cifs shares -delete share_name (Deletes a share name)
cifs shares share_name (Displays full path and permissions of the share)
cifs access share_name -g user_rights (Grants specific user rights to the share)
cifs access share_name user_name permission (Grants a specific permission to a user
for a share. Permissions = Full Control, Change, Read, No Access)
cifs domain info (Lists information about the filers connected Windows Domain)
cifs testdc ip_address (Test a specific Windows Domain Controller for connectivity)
cifs prefdc (Displays configured preferred Windows Domain Controllers)
cifs prefdc add domain address_list (Adds a preferred dc for a specific domain i.e. cifs
prefdc add netapplab.local
cifs prefdc delete domain (Delete a preferred Windows Domain Controllers)
cifs gpresult (Displays which Windows Group Policies apply to this filer)
cifs gpupdate (Forces an update of Windows Group Policy)
cifs top (Performance data for cifs. cifs.per_client_stats.enable option must be on to use
this feature)
vscan on (Turns virus scanning on)
vscan off (Turns virus scanning off)
vscan reset (Resets virus scanning)
nfs setup (Runs the NFS setup wizard)
/etc/export (Enter in your export information here and save the file. Then proceed with
exportfs -a to update memory buffer)
exportfs (Displays current exports)

exportfs -p path (Adds exports to the /etc/exports file)

exportfs -uav (Unexports all current exports)
exportfs -u path (Unexports a specific export from memory)
exportfs -z path (Unexports a specific export and also removes it from /etc/exports)
exportfs -a (Updates memory buffer with contents in /etc/exports)
nfsstat -d (Displays NFS statistics)
HTTP Admin
options httpd.admin.enable on (Turns on http web admin, na_admin)
options httpd.admin.access host=x.x.x.x,x.x.x.x (Allows admin access for specific hosts
separated by a comma)
SIS (Deduplication)
sis status (Show SIS status)
sis config (Show SIS config)
sis on /vol/vol1 (Turn on deduplication on vol1)
sis config -s mon-fri@23 /vol/vol1 (Configure deduplication to run every monday
Friday at 11pm on vol1)
sis start -s /vol/vol1 (Run deduplication manually on vol1)
sis status -l /vol/vol1 (Display deduplication status on vol1)
df -s vol1 (View space savings with deduplication)
sis stop /vol/vol1 (Stop deduplication on vol1)
sis off /vol/vol1 (Disables deduplication on vol1)
User Accounts
useradmin user add user_name -g group_name (Adds a user to a group)
useradmin user list (Lists current users)
useradmin user list user_name (List specific user information)
useradmin group list (Lists current groups)
useradmin group delete group_name (Deletes a specific group name)
useradmin group modify group_name -g new_group_name (Modify group name)
useradmin user delete user_name (Delete a specific user)
useradmin user modify user_name -g group_name (Adds a user to a group)
useradmin domain user add user_name -g group_name (Adds a Windows Domain user
to a local group)
useradmin domain user list -g group_name (List Windows Domain users in a specific
dns flush (Flushes the DNS cache)
/etc/resolv.conf (edit this file to change your dns servers)

ndmpd status (check status)
ndmpd on|off (turns ndmpd on or off)
ndmpd version (displays version information)
ndmpd version 4 (set ndmpd version to 4)
options ndmpd (Display ndmpd options)
Reading and Writing Files (Deduplication)
rdfile path/file (Reads a file)
wrfile path/file (Writes to a file. Warning this method overwrites the file. Make sure you
copy out original contents if you wish to keep it. If you havent used this before try on the
wrfile -a path/file (Writes to a file by appending the changes)
/etc/messages (All logging is for the system is stored here)
vif status (Displays the status of VIF interfaces)
vif create lacp vif0 ip e0a,e0b,e0c,e0d (Create a vif interface named VIF0 using lacp
and a load balancing method of IP, bundled with interface e0a, e0b, e0c, e0d)
vif add vif0 e0a (Adds a down interface into an existing VIF)
vif destroy vif0 (deletes a VIF interface)
vlan create vif0 10 (create a vlan on interface vif0. The interface will be vifo-10)
vlan delete vif0 10 (deletes the vlan interface vif0-10)
ifconfig vif0-10 x.x.x.x netmask x.x.x.x partner vif0-10 (Sets IP information on the
interface named vif0-10 with a partner interface of vif0-10)
route add default 1 (Adds a default route of with metric 1)
sysstat -x 1 (displays per second statistics for CPU, iSCSI, FCP, CIFS, NFS, Disk Util,
sysstat -m 1 (displays per second statistics for each CPU)
sysstat -M 1 (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Displays per second
statictics for CPUs, Kahuna, WAFL, etc)
statit b (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Starts a performance snapshot)
statit e (MUST BE DONE IN PRIV SET DIAG MODE. Stops a performance snapshot
and displays the stats on screen. TIP: Turn on logging in your terminal program before
running this command)

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Pocket guide for NetApp commands (7-mode)
July 6, 2015 by cloudibee

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 in 7-mode.

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

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


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 : Creates volume in an aggregate

vol offline : Offlines a volume

vol online : Onlines a volume

vol destroy : Destroys and removes an volume

vol size [+|-] : Resize a volume in netapp filer

vol options : Displays/Changes volume options in a netapp filer

qtree create : 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 : Create snapshot

snap sched : Schedule snapshot creation

snap reserve : 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 : 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 filers 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