I have recently found that I cannot use my Windows 7 or 2008 R2 systems to connect to my filer via PerfMon to monitor stats like Volumes. When I try on my 2003 server it works ok. Does anyone else have this problem?
After receiving "RSH to filer myfiler fails! Quitting." error message once, I checked /etc/hosts.equiv and found that only "Admin" was allowed to establish connection from that particular server's IP address. So, I added the account that I was using to log on at the time and was instantly granted access.
On the other hand, when I try to now run perfstat I always get the message "RSH to filer myfiler fails! Quitting." I wonder if the app is looking for something other than just the rsh executable. Has anyone at NetApp ever tried this before?
Thanks for the link to the community site page I am able to see. I already knew about using plink in the past, and pretty much did the same, whereby I added plink to my path. Plink though gives me the same problems as above though, since I cannot run PerfMon or perstat with Plink. It just cuts short the installation of the Unix utils and adds a more secure layer of SSH connectivity.