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