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how to identify hosting filer name based on vfiler name

Hi All,

I'm trying to look for a CLI command where i can identify the hosting filer name if I know the VFiler name

Re: how to identify hosting filer name based on vfiler name

I'm not sure I understand the context of your question.

When logged on to the vfiler itself you get the hosting filer name as part of your prompt:

sim1vf1@sim1>

From a remote host ?

Use rsh to 'source'  two line script on the vfiler so you see the prompt ?

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene Kashpureff
NetAppU Instructor and Independent Consultant
(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)

Re: how to identify hosting filer name based on vfiler name

Hi Eugene Kashpureff,

Firstly I want to thank you for replying to my question.

But my question is in our environment we can only do rsh to the vfiler and I was not able to find the physical filer through rsh.

Can you kindly help me a way out identifying the physical filer name based on the vfiler.

Re: how to identify hosting filer name based on vfiler name

Create a simple script to place in /etc of the vfiler. Call it  /etc/whichfiler

Script could read:

hostname

hostname

Then, from your admin host:

rsh vfiler 'source /etc/whichfiler'

the command prompt should be part of the output, which you can then parse to get the hosting filer name.

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene Kashpureff
NetAppU Instructor and Independent Consultant
(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)

Re: how to identify hosting filer name based on vfiler name

Hmmm, source doesn't give you prompt.

Interesting problem!

Playing with this on my simulator now ...

- Eugene

Re: how to identify hosting filer name based on vfiler name

Im not sure if this is even possible.

By having a vFiler you are securely seperating out your storage resources; if you were able to identify the physical filer details from the vFiler it would be a serious security concern.