While NetApp keeps improving the front end that is ActiveIQ, for both pre-sales and support purposes, I constantly find myself going into the Classic AutoSupport and accessing the raw autosupport data; most often it’s sysconfig -a. Recently I was trying to explain the contents to a co-worker and I realized that I should just document it as a blog post. So here is sysconfig explained.
The command sysconfig -a is the old 7-mode command to give you all the hardware information from the point of view of ONTAP. All the onboard ports are assigned to “slot 0” whereas slot 1-X are the physical PCIe slots where myriad cards can be inserted. Here’s one example, I’ll insert comments as I feel it is appropriate. Continue reading