Saturday, 15 July 2017

Exploring ONTAP 9.2 OnCommand System Manager GUI

I’m a bit of a geek and love using the Clustershell CLI, or APIs to manage ONTAP; so much so that it’s easy for me to overlook the OCSM Web UI. The Web UI in ONTAP 9.2 is very good, so it definitely warrants taking a closer look.

News

Applications tab: even with an ONTAP 9.2 Simulator - not just AFF like it was before - the Applications tab is now available to all.
Storage Tiers tab: There’s a Storage Tiers tab which lets you configure an ‘External Capacity Tier’ to the cloud (Note: my SIM is not licensed for FabricPool - we only see StorageGrid.)
Configurations > Cluster Settings > Licenses: In ONTAP 9.2, the Cluster Base License is now deprecated. You don't need a Cluster Base License anymore, as shown in the following screenshot.

Image: {DEPRECATED}-Cluster Base License

Screenshots

Note: Please click images to enlarge.

Tab 1) Dashboard

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Dashboard

Tab 2) Applications

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Applications

Tab 3) LUNs

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: LUNs

Tab 4) SVMs

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: SVMs

And if you click on ‘Manage

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: SVMs: Manage

Tab 5) Network

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Network

Tab 6) Storage Tiers

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Storage Tiers

And clicking  ‘Add/Configure External Capacity Tier

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Storage Tiers: Add External Capacity Tier

Tab 7) Hardware and Diagnostics (dropdown)

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Hardware and Diagnostics

Tab 8) Protection (dropdown)

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Protection

Tab 9) Configurations

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Configurations

Note: Notice that you can now do 'Cluster Expansion' from the GUI.

Top Right) Buttons and Dropdowns

Guided Problem Solving (button)
This takes you to NetApp’s ‘Welcome to Guided Problem Solving’ page

Technical Support Chat (button)
This lets you chat online with NetApp Technical Support (automatic case generation)

Help (dropdown)
- OnCommand System Manager Help
- Support (This displays the ‘Supportability Dashboard’ - see image below)
- About NetApp OnCommand System Manager

Administration (dropdown)
- Settings
-- Log Level: OFF/ERROR/WARN/INFO/DEBUG
-- Inactivity Timeout (in minutes) {Can set this to 0 if you don’t want the GUI to timeout}

Sign Out (button)

Search dropdown
- You can search on: All/ Volumes/ LUNs/ Qtrees/ Network Interfaces/ SVMs/ Aggregates/ Disks/ Ethernet Ports

Search textbox

+ (Plus) (button/dropdown)
- Quick access to certain (common?) tasks*: Create Volume/ Create Aggregate/ Create Subnet/ Volume Move/ Volume Resize/ Add Licenses
*I wonder if this is customizable

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Top Right: Buttons and Dropdowns

Image: OnCommand System Manager 9.2: Supportability Dashboard

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