Accessing a cluster by using OnCommand System Manager browser-based graphic interface

If you prefer to use a graphic interface instead of the command-line interface for accessing and managing a cluster, you can do so by using OnCommand System Manager, which is included with ONTAP as a web service, enabled by default, and accessible by using a browser.

Before you begin

You must have a cluster user account configured with the admin role and the http, ontapi, and console application types.

About this task

You can use a cluster management LIF or node management LIF to access OnCommand System Manager. However, you should use the cluster management LIF for an uninterrupted access to OnCommand System Manager.


  1. Point the web browser to the cluster management LIF in one of the following formats:
    • https://cluster-mgmt-LIF (if using IPv4)
    • https://[cluster-mgmt-LIF] (if using IPv6)
    cluster-mgmt-LIF is the IP address of the cluster management LIF.

    Only HTTPS is supported for the browser access of OnCommand System Manager.

    If the cluster uses a self-signed digital certificate, the browser might display a warning indicating that the certificate is not trusted. You can either acknowledge the risk to continue the access or install a Certificate Authority (CA) signed digital certificate on the cluster for server authentication.
  2. Log in to OnCommand System Manager by using your cluster administrator credential.