Administration overview with the CLI

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You can administer ONTAP systems with the command-line interface (CLI). You can use the ONTAP management interfaces, access the cluster, manage nodes, and much more.

You should use these procedures under the following circumstances:

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

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

Related information

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