Invitation to Participate in the NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager Beta Program

Kristina Brand, OnCommand Product Marketing & Shiva Raja, OnCommand Technical Marketing Engineer


We are pleased to announce the NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0 beta program. OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0 data management software is a release dedicated to support clustered Data ONTAP.

Overview of release highlights:

  • Discover, monitor and alert on health, availability, capacity and protection aspects of clustered Data ONTAP 8.1.x and 8.2 systems
  • A simplified GUI to enhance overall usability
  • A new management server infrastructure, which serves as a foundation for improved availability, scalability, supportability and security.


The key feature set of OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0 includes:

  • Deployed as a VMware vApp
  • Centralized dashboard, highlighting the overall status of all clustered Data ONTAP systems and it’s components (e.g. availability, capacity, protection)
  • Monitor health details of clusters, which includes: Nodes, High Availability (HA) pairs, Disks, Disk Shelves, Ports and Flashcache
  • Monitor health/capacity details of Vservers, Aggregates, Volumes, Qtrees, LUNs and NFS exports
  • Monitor SnapVault and SnapMirror relationships (including cascaded and fan-out topologies)
    • API based support for SnapProtect
  • Monitor status and history of non-disruptive volume moves
  • Monitor Content Repository Vservers and manage CR data-policies
  • Event life cycle management (view event details, assign, annotate, acknowledge and resolve events)
    • Guidance of Volume capacity remediation
    • Alert Management (email-notification and SNMP traps)
  • User Management (Create, Edit and Remove)
    • Local users
    • LDAP support
    • Database users


The beta program is open to all NetApp customers and partners. If you’re looking to see what’s on the horizon for NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager data management software, fill out and submit the questionnaire for the beta program today!


anticipated release date ?

Hi Kristina,

Good to hear about enhancements for clustered DOT.

What 7 mode customers may expect from this release ? Is there any document on this topic ? Realistic release date ?

Best regards


Hi Alain,

Unified Manager 6.0 is built from the ground up to manage only manage clustered Data ONTAP and will not manage 7-mode. I cannot disclose the planned release date publicly however if you are very interested, I recommend signing up for the Beta program to learn more about functionality and teh release timeframe.

If you are interested in the latest and greatest for managing 7-mode, Unified Manager 5.2 is due to come out very soon, so I recommend staying tuned for that announcement.

Best regards,


Hi Kristina,

We are not yet concerned by cluster mode ☹

Many thanks for this information.

Best Regards

De : Kristina Brand

Envoyé : mardi 9 avril 2013 23:02

À : BOYER Alain

Objet : Re: - Invitation to Participate in the NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager Beta Program


Invitation to Participate in the NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager Beta Program

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Ah, no worries. I would highly suggest you check out the new Unified Manager 5.2 later this month then. It supports both modes!

Best regards, Kristina