You interface with Data ONTAP to administer your storage system.
Methods for administering a storage system
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.
Data ONTAP commands at different privilege levels
Data ONTAP provides two sets of commands, depending on the privilege level you set. The administrative level enables you to access commands that are sufficient for managing your storage system. The advanced level provides commands for troubleshooting, in addition to all the commands available at the administrative level.