You can use CLI, the RLM or the BMC, Windows, configuration files, FilerView, the DataFabric Manager software, or the Manage ONTAP Developer 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.
You can access the storage system’s command line from:
The redirection feature of the RLM or the BMC 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 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.
You can access configuration files by mounting the root directory of the storage system on a UNIX client or by mapping the administrative share (C$) to a drive on a Windows client, then editing the file from the client.
You use FilerView to perform most administrative tasks from a Web-based interface. You can use FilerView whether or not you purchased a license for the HTTP protocol.
DataFabric Manager is a simple, centralized administration tool that enables comprehensive management of enterprise storage and content delivery infrastructure. This suite of tools, which runs on a management server, consolidates tasks that would otherwise require separate steps and allows for a set of optional modules that provides specific additional functionality.
The Manage ONTAP SDK contains resources necessary to develop third-party applications which monitor and manage storage systems. The kit contains libraries, code samples and bindings in Java, C, and Perl for the new ONTAPI programming interface set. A NetApp storage system simulator which runs on Linux or Solaris, which simulates the NetApp storage system to a very low level, is also available as a separate distribution. For more information, see the Network Appliance Advantage Developer Program at http://www.netapp.com/solutions/dfms/advantage.html.