Getting Advanced Privileges on a NetApp

We have received a lot of emails with questions about Network Appliance (NetApp) devices and being able to use some advanced tools. We will periodically explore the standard and advanced tools, in future articles. To start with, it seemed to make sense to explore what commands were available via the advanced tools.

NOTE! : Use this information at your own risk. We are not responsible for your use of the information on this page or the rest of the site.

To enable the advanced tools, first login to your NetApp, and enter:


netapp> priv set advanced

You will then see a warning, and a “*” next to the hostname to denote the advanced privileges:


Warning: These advanced commands are potentially dangerous; use
them only when directed to do so by Network Appliance
personnel.
netapp*>

When comparing the standard and advanced privileges, you will see the following commands become available (on NetApp Release 7.2.4):


availtime
blink_off
blink_on
bootfs
cmos_read
cmos_write
dd
disk
disk_list
disk_stat
environ
exit
getXXbyYY
hammer
ic
ifinfo
inodepath
java
led_off
led_off_all
led_on
led_on_all
led_on_off
led_test
led_test_one
lmem_stat
log
ls
mbstat
mem_scrub_stats
memerr
mv
nfs_hist
ontapi
panic
perf
ps
rdfile
registry
remote
result
revert_to
rm
rmt
rsm
rtag
rtfo
sata
scsi
sh
show_bios_log
showfh
showfh4
sm_mon
sm_mon_old
sm_not
smb_hist
snet
statit
stty
syslog
tape_qual
test_lcd
toe
waffinity_stats
wafl
wafl_susp
wrfile

As you can see, there are a lot more resources to dig into the system and help you diagnose problems and resolve them yourself. As always, be careful in anything you use in this privilege mode.

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