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Executing RSH commands for a vFiler unit

You can execute commands for a vFiler unit through RSH. The RSH protocol over IPv6 is supported on vFiler units when they are configured to use IPv6 addresses. You can also execute commands from a default vFiler unit to a nondefault vFiler unit by using the vfiler run command.

Before you begin

About this task

Note: You cannot launch RSH as an interactive shell or issue a vFiler command that requires user interaction through RSH.


  1. Enter the following command to execute commands for a vFiler unit by using RSH:
    rsh -l user:password vfiler_IP_address command

    user and password is your user name and password.

    vfiler_IP_address is the IP address of the vFiler unit.

    command is any command that you want to execute.


    The following command displays all options on the vFiler unit with the IP address

    rsh options