Effective December 3, NetApp adopts Microsoft’s Business-to-Customer (B2C) identity management to simplify and provide secure access to NetApp resources.For accounts that did not pre-register (prior to Dec 3), access to your NetApp data may take up to 1 hour as your legacy NSS ID is synchronized to the new B2C identity.To learn more, read the FAQ and watch the video.Need assistance? Complete this form and select “Registration Issue” as the Feedback Category.
Unfortunately, “no” to both questions. It is better to use rsh/ssh connection for long running tasks so as to not block console; the same can also be used to script your activities (using host side scripting language).
There are also development kit with C/Perl/Java/C# bindings as well as powershell toolkit available.