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SMI-S Agent can't run smis.cmd


Hello everybody,


We are trying to PoC NetApp SMI-S Agent to collect information from our cDOT SVMs.

The instlalation of the agent was succesfull and the services are running. 

But when we run (as admin) the shortcut "Data ONTAP SMI-S Agent" we get the message:

'smis.cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.


When run (as admin) the smis.cmd from the installation directory we get: 

" ( was unexptected at this time. 



OS: Windows Server 2012 R2

AGENT: 5.2.1P1


Anyone got some pointers?




I know this discussion is old, but I just ran into the same problem with SMI-S Provider 5.2.4. Adding a PATH environment variable to both Administrator and System didn't work.


My fix was:


Click Start > Programs 

Right-click NetApp SMI-S Provider --> More

Select Run as Administrator


Now WHY I still had to do this when I opened the command prompt in elevated mode is a whole other question. But hey, it worked.


Add C:\Program Files (x86)\Ontap\smis\pegasus\bin to system path


Thanks a lot, it works for me.


Did you get it resolved? I got the same thing on both 5.2.2 and 5.2.3




it might be due to the windows UAC. try to disable it on ur windows2012, reboot windows and re-install the SMI-S agent.

below is the link to show u how to disable it in win2012.


hopefully helps

good luck



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