Category Archives: Netapp

Netapp Cluster Mode Simulator Adding Disks (and shelves)

A year ago I posted a way to add more disks to the Netapp Simulator in 7-Mode (well, Peter did that in fact, just copied the post for my own reference). Soooo,.what I missed was to add additional disks to the other simulator, namely the C-mode.

Fire up your virt tool and do the following:


Part 1: Obtaining the SIM

1.1: Download the CDOT 8.2 SIM from > Downloads > Product Evaluations > Data ONTAP Simulator > Simulator 8.x > 8.2 Clustered-ONTAP for VMware Workstation

1.2: Unpack the downloaded vsim_netapp-cm.tgz

1.3: Open the DataONTAP.vmx file with VMware Workstation

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7-Mode, Get to the SystemShell now!

As a newbie Netapp administrator this struck me and left a warm feeling behind (Thanks Peter).

f1> priv set advanced
f1*> useradmin diaguser unlock
f1*> useradmin diaguser password
Enter a new password:*****
Enter it again:*****
f1*> systemshell
login: diag
Password: *****
f1% sudo bash

Now you have a full blown unix environment at your disposal. Be careful and remember Netapp is watching you 🙂