A web service is an application that users can access by using HTTP or HTTPS. The cluster administrator can set up the web protocol engine, configure SSL, enable a web service, and enable users of a role to access a web service.
Data ONTAP supports the following web services:
This service makes a node's log, core dump, and MIB files available for HTTP or HTTPS access through the cluster management LIF or a node management LIF. The default setting is enabled.
Upon a request to access a node’s log files or core dump files, the spi web service automatically creates a mount point from a node to another node’s root volume where the files reside. You do not need to manually create the mount point.
The spi web service also provides support for the Remote Support Agent (RSA), which enables technical personnel to use the SP for remote support. Using the RSA requires the spi web service. For information about configuring the RSA, see the Remote Support Agent Configuration Guide for Clustered Data ONTAP and the NetApp Remote Support Diagnostics Tool page on the NetApp Support Site.
This service provides an alternative interface to the spi web service for compatibility with earlier RSA versions. The default setting is enabled.
When both the spi and compat web services are enabled, a node’s log files and core dump files are available for HTTP or HTTPS access through a node management LIF.
This service enables you to run Data ONTAP APIs to execute administrative functions with a remote program. The default setting is enabled.
This service might be required for some external management tools. For example, if you use OnCommand System Manager, you should leave this service enabled.
This service enables off-box management applications to discover the cluster in the network. The default setting is enabled.
This service controls access to a privileged environment on the system to assist problem analysis and resolution. The default setting is disabled. You should enable this service only when directed by technical support.
This service controls the availability of OnCommand System Manager, which is included with Data ONTAP. The default setting is enabled. This service is supported only on the cluster.