You can use Data ONTAP, the remote management device, Windows, configuration files, OnCommand System Manager, or the NetApp Manageability SDK software to administer a storage system.
The storage system's CLI enables you to execute all Data ONTAP administrative commands, with the exception of some Windows server administrative commands.
The Data ONTAP command line enables you to enter a maximum of 2,046 characters, and it supports a maximum number of 255 arguments for a single command.
You can access the storage system’s command line in the following ways:
The redirection feature of the remote management device enables you to remotely execute all Data ONTAP administrative commands.
You can use Windows commands to perform system administrative tasks related to Windows network operations. You can also use a secure shell application program, such as PuTTY.
You can execute Windows commands that affect the storage system by using native Windows administration tools, such as Server Manager and User Manager.
You can edit configuration files to supply information that Data ONTAP needs to perform certain tasks.
OnCommand System Manager is a web-based graphical management interface that enables you to manage storage systems and storage objects, such as disks, volumes, and aggregates. For more information about OnCommand System Manager, see the NetApp Support Site.
The NetApp Manageability SDK software contains resources necessary to develop third-party applications that monitor and manage storage systems. The NetApp Manageability SDK is available to all users of the NetApp Support Site for free download. It contains libraries, code samples, and bindings in Java, C, and Perl for the new ONTAPI programming interface set. A NetApp storage system simulator that runs on Linux or Solaris and simulates the NetApp storage system to a very low level is also available as a separate distribution. For more information, see the NetApp Manageability SDK page.