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Welcome to OnCommand 5.1 BETA Program



                      Hi all the current BETA License key is expired. Pls visit the BETA Community site for the smae.


OnCommand 5.1 BETA Team


                The Beta Binaries of OnCommand 5.1 is updated to 5.1X7. This build is the feature complete build of OnCommand 5.1 and  includes a sybase EBF patch upgrade.


OnCommand 5.1 BETA Team


          The Beta Binaries of OnCommand 5.1 is updated to 5.1X6. This build is the feature complete build of OnCommand 5.1.  This build brings in the following feature addition like

  1. Support for new Browser Versions:
  2. Ability to disable local Administrator's GlobalFullControl access on windows
  3. Separate OnCommand Console UI  for OnCommand operating in 7-Mode and Cluster-Mode

Supported Browser Versions:


Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0;

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0;

Mozilla Firefox 9.0

Mozilla Firefox 10.0

Mozilla Firefox 11.0;


Mozilla Firefox 11.0


Hi All,

      The much awaited OnCommand 5.1 is available on BETA. The theme of this release is to Provide Capacity and Performance Monitoring Capability for DATA ONTAP 8.1 Operating in Cluster-Mode. OnCommand 5.1 provides manageability support for early adopters on DATA ONTAP 8.1 Operating in Cluster-Mode. OnCommand 5.1 is the next version of OnCommand 5.0 and provides incremental updates  to all the features and functionality that was available in version 5.0.

(OnCommand v5.1 include the old products like Operations Manager, Protection Manager, Provisioning Manager, Performance Adviser, SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure)

Interested customer please fill the questionnaire available at the following link OnCommand 5.1 Beta Questionnaire and send it across to for access to BETA.

For a details on new features in OnCommand 5.1 refer the list below.

What's New in OnCommand 5.1 for DATA Ontap 8.1 Operating in Cluster-Mode Support:

  1. Monitoring and Reporting of
    • Cluster
    • Vserver
    • Nodes
    • Volume
    • Larger Aggregate
    • Qtree
    • LUN
    • Quota
    • SFO Pair
    • Disk
    • CIFS & NFS
    • iGroups
    • LIF
    • Portsets
    • InterfaceGroups
    • Namespace
    • Junction Path and its history
    • Volume Move  interoperability and its history
  2. Performance monitoring for Cluster-Mode objects
    • Canned Views
    • Thresholds
  3. Secure connection to Cluster-Mode ONTAP systems
  4. Dashboard Enhancement to show c-mode specific Panels
  5. Separation of OnCommand / DataFabric Manager server  instance for Cluster-Mode and 7G/7Mode Storage System Monitoring

What's New in OnCommand 5.1 for  7Mode:

Provisioning Capability:

  1. Choice of resource Selection Algorithm for volume creation
  • Least-Utilized(most-available-space) Criterion.(This method of aggregate selection will try to evenly spread the load among the aggregates in the resource pool)
  • Best-fit(least-available-space) Criterion. (As per this method , aggregates which just fits the size request will be selected among the aggregates in the resource pool))

Protection Capability:

  1. Dynamic Secondary Sizing for Volume SnapMirror Destination( ie, same volume size in destination as the source volume, instead of creating aggregate sized none guaranteed volumes)
  2. Support for 32bit to 64bit for Mirroring(Volume SnapMirror feature of ONTAP 8.1 7Mode Storage System)
  3. Ability to update/re-run a single failed relationship in a dataset
  4. Eliminate the requirement to include original directory path when restoring to an alternate location


OnCommand 5.1 BETA TEAM

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