system node autosupport invoke

Generate and send an AutoSupport message

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


The system node autosupport invoke command sends an AutoSupport message from a node.


-node {<nodename>|local} - Node
Use this parameter to specify the node from which the AutoSupport message is sent.
[-message <text>] - Message Included in the AutoSupport Subject
Use this parameter to specify text sent in the subject line of the AutoSupport message. This parameter is not available when the -type parameter is set to performance.
-type {test|performance|all} - Type of AutoSupport Collection to Issue
Use this parameter to specify the type of AutoSupport collection to issue. There is no default; you must specify a -type.
  • test - The message contains basic information about the node. When the AutoSupport message is received by technical support, an e-mail confirmation is sent to the system owner of record. This enables you to confirm that the message is being received by technical support.
  • all - The message contains all collected information about the node.
  • performance - The message contains only performance information about the node. This parameter has effect only if performance AutoSupport messages are enabled, which is controlled by the -perf parameter of the system node autosupport modify command.
[-uri <text>] - Alternate Destination for This AutoSupport
Use this parameter to send the AutoSupport message to the destination you specify instead of the configured destination. Only "file", "mailto", "http", and "https" protocols are supported. If this parameter is omitted, the message is sent to the all of the recipients defined by the system node autosupport modify command.
[-force [true]] - Generate and Send Even if Disabled
Use this parameter to generate and send the message even if AutoSupport is disabled on the node.


The following example sends a test AutoSupport message from a node named node0 with the text "Testing ASUP":
cluster1::> system node autosupport invoke -node node0 -type test -message "Testing ASUP"