How do I verify if my data lifs are reachable by a set of hosts (I obviously can ask the server folks to ping the data lif and check). Is there any other way I myself can identify if the server can see my lif's?
Lets say I'm new member of the team and I have the unix folks asking for NFS storage. I know that my storage network is limited (not public) to a few vlans. What test or commad(s) can I run to check if the host ip can reach my netapp IPs.
You can ping the host from the lifs to test that it works one way...and then that will test gateway (if a different subnet) and routing and also dns if you ping by name. You can also ping other data lifs in the cluster and the default gateway.