Administration overview with the CLI


This content describes how to administer ONTAP systems with the command-line interface (CLI). It shows you how to use the ONTAP management interfaces, how to access the cluster, how to manage nodes, and much more.

You should use this content under the following circumstances:

  • You want to understand the range of ONTAP administrator capabilities.

  • You want to use the CLI, not ONTAP System Manager or an automated scripting tool.

For details about CLI syntax and usage, see the ONTAP 9 manual page reference documentation.