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Getting storage system configuration information

You can display configuration information about the storage system, including version information, hardware configuration, disk information, RAID and checksum information, tape drive information, volume information, and tape library information.


  1. Enter one of the following commands:
    Command Description
    version Displays the version of Data ONTAP currently running on a storage system.
    sysconfig Displays information about the storage system’s hardware configuration. The exact types of information displayed depend on the command options.
    sysconfig -c Checks that expansion cards are in the appropriate slots and reports any configuration errors.

    If there are no configuration errors, the sysconfig -c command reports the following:sysconfig: There are no configuration errors.

    sysconfig -d Displays product information about each disk in the storage system.
    sysconfig -r Displays the status of plexes and aggregates, the RAID configuration, and checksum information about the parity disks, data disks, and hot spare disks, if any. This information is useful for the following purposes:
    • Locating a disk referenced in a console message
    • Determining how much space on each disk is available to the storage system
    • Determining the status of disk operations, such as RAID scrubbing, reconstruction, parity verification, adding a hot spare, and disk failure
    • Determining the number of spare disks
    • Determining a checksum type for an aggregate
    Note: You can also obtain the information displayed by sysconfig -r from SNMP, using the custom Management Information Base (MIB). For information about SNMP, see the Data ONTAP Network Management Guide.
    sysconfig -t Displays device and configuration information for each tape drive on the system. You can use this command to determine the capacity of the tape drive and the device name before you use the dump and restore commands.
    sysconfig -V Displays RAID group and disk information about each traditional volume and aggregate.
    sysconfig -m Displays tape library information. Before you use this option, ensure that the storage system was booted with the autoload setting of the tape library off.
    sysconfig -v Displays the system’s RAM size, NVRAM size, and information about devices in all expansion slots. This information varies according to the devices on the storage system. You can specify a slot number to display information about a particular slot. Slot numbers start at 0, where slot 0 is the system board.
    Note: If you enter sysconfig without any options, information similar to what you get with sysconfig -v is displayed, but the information is abbreviated. When you report a problem to technical support, provide the information displayed by sysconfig -v. This information is useful for diagnosing system problems.
    sysconfig -a Displays the same information as the -v option, but the information is more detailed.
    sysconfig -A Displays storage system information gathered by the following commands, one after the other:
    • sysconfig
    • sysconfig -c
    • sysconfig -d
    • sysconfig -V
    • sysconfig -r
    • sysconfig -m

    Therefore, when you use the sysconfig -A command, Data ONTAP lists information about configuration errors, disk drives, medium changers, RAID details, tape devices, and aggregates.

    Note: You can also get system information, either interactively or with a script, using the stats command.

    For more information about the sysconfig command, see the na_sysconfig(1) man page.