NetApp Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode data source

For storage systems using Data ONTAP software operating in 7-Mode, you should use the ONTAPI data source, which uses the CLI to obtain capacity numbers.


OnCommand Insight acquires the following inventory information from the NetApp Data ONTAP 7-Mode data source. For each asset type acquired by Insight, the most common terminology used for this asset is shown. When viewing or troubleshooting this data source, keep the following terminology in mind:

Vendor/Model Term Insight Term
Disk Disk
Raid Group Disk Group
Filer Storage
Filer Storage Node
Aggregate Storage Pool
LUN Volume
Volume Internal Volume
Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.



Field Description
Address of Filer IP address or fully-qualified domain name for the NetApp Filer
User Name User name for the NetApp Filer
Password password for the NetApp Filer
Address of HA Partner Filer in Cluster IP address or fully-qualified domain name for the HA Partner Filer
User Name of HA Partner Filer in Cluster User name for the NetApp HA Partner Filer
Password of HA Partner Filer in Cluster password for the NetApp HA Partner Filer

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Inventory Poll Interval (min) Interval between inventory polls (default 20 minutes)
Connection Type Choose connection type
Connection Port Port used for NetApp API
Performance Poll Interval (sec) Interval between performance polls (default 300 seconds)

Storage systems connection

As an alternative to using the default administrative user for this data source, you can configure a user with administrative rights directly on the NetApp storage systems so that this data source can acquire data from NetApp storage systems.

Connecting to NetApp storage systems requires that the user, who is specified when acquiring the main pfiler (on which the storage system exist), meet the following conditions:

If cli-date or cli-snap permissions are not provided, acquisition can finish, but Snapshot copies are not reported.

To acquire a 7-Mode data source successfully and generate no warnings on the storage system, you should use one of the following command strings to define your user roles. The second string listed here is a streamlined version of the first: