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NETAPP FAQ

NETAPP REMOTE LAN MODULE
August 2008

........................................................................................................ 3 OVERVIEW........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 RLM SETUP ........................................................ 7 INSTALLING FIRMWARE ..................... 12 11 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ...Contents 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 CONVENTIONS USED IN THIS DOCUMENT............ 10 AUTOSUPPORT INTEGRATION .......................................... 14 Page 2 ........................................................................................................................................................... 9 STATUS AND STATISTICS................................................................... 11 HARDWARE-ASSISTED TAKEOVER ..................................................................................................................... 5 CONNECTION TO THE RLM..................................................................................................................................................................... 12 10 HOW DO I TROUBLESHOOT? ............................... 8 SETUP VERIFICATION .......................................................................................

and alerting features. all examples follow the following convention. including remote access. without needing a LAN-based power strip to do so Remote initiation of a core dump without requiring use of the NMI button on the controller Remote access to hardware system event logs even when the controller is down The RLM also extends AutoSupport capabilities of the NetApp controller by sending alerts or "down-filer" notification via an AutoSupport message when the controller goes down. Some of the features of the RLM are: • • • • Remote access to controller console without using a serial terminal or a terminal concentrator Remote access to controller power when you need to power off. It does not provide plain text-based protocols such as telnet or rsh. logging. The RLM was designed with security as a core requirement. You must use a secure shell (ssh) client to log in to the RLM. The following prompt is used to show that a command needs to be issued to Data ONTAP. and FAS3100/V3100 series controllers to provide remote platform management capabilities. RLM toaster> 2 OVERVIEW WHAT IS THE RLM? Answer: The RLM (Remote LAN Module) is a management card available in FAS6000/V6000. as well as RLM CLI commands. The RLM stays operational regardless of the operating state of the controller. regardless of whether the controller can send AutoSupport messages. monitoring. The RLM is powered by standby voltage.1 CONVENTIONS USED IN THIS DOCUMENT Prompts A number of examples and descriptions in this FAQ refer to Data ONTAP® CLI commands. FAS3000/V3000. troubleshooting. The following prompt is used to show that the command needs to be issued to the RLM. These AutoSupport messages also provide proactive alerts to NetApp to help provide faster service. toaster> RLM commands are entered at the RLM CLI and are interpreted by the RLM. which can be used regardless of the state of the controller. or power cycle the controller remotely. Data ONTAP commands are entered at the Data ONTAP CLI and are interpreted by the controller. power on. You can continue to use the same user credentials as defined in Data ONTAP to log into the RLM. which is available as long as the controller has input power to at least one of the controller's power supplies. Page 3 . IS IT SECURE? Answer: Absolutely. The RLM implements a dedicated 10/100Mbps Ethernet interface. The RLM offers a number of remote management capabilities for NetApp® controllers. WHAT ARE THE FEATURES? Answer: The RLM provides secure out-of-band access to the controller. To avoid confusion.

FAS3100. FAS3050. The controller's power supplies were designed to supply power for a few milliseconds after complete power-off (such as removing plugs from the power outlets). RLM is included by default as part of the base configuration of the supported platforms with the exception of the following platforms: RLM is available only as an optional add-on card on FAS3020. For example. such as SSH and OpenSSH on UNIX® hosts or PuTTy on Windows® hosts. HOW CAN I DETERMINE IF RLM IS INSTALLED? Answer: Check "sysconfig -a" output for RLM information. which is available as long as the controller has AC input power to at least one of the controller's power supplies. V3000. WHICH SYSTEMS ARE SUPPORTED? Answer: RLM is supported on all variants of FAS3000. RLM toaster> system console Type Ctrl-D to exit.HOW DO YOU ACCESS THE SYSTEM CONSOLE OVER LAN? Answer: Once the RLM is configured. In those few milliseconds.10. the cards are shipped as part of the base configuration in these platforms if the customer purchased a SupportEdge Premium service package. the RLM will record the "loss of power" event. but the RLM will continue to operate: RLM> system power off DOES THE RLM CAPTURE LOSS OF AC POWER INPUT? Answer: Yes.) toaster> toaster> vol status (Information about all of the existing volumes is displayed.0 Mgmt MAC Address: 00:A0:98:06:F2:70 Using DHCP: no IP Address: 10. V3020. and V6000 platforms. and V3050 platforms.45 Page 4 . The RLM continues to operate even if the controller DC power is turned off. (Press the Enter key to see the storage system prompt. the RLM does not have a battery. FAS6000. The RLM is powered by the controller's standby voltage.123. issuing the following command from the RLM turns off DC power to the controller. V3100. However. you can connect to the RLM using a secure shell client. You can issue the system console command at the RLM prompt to access the system console. A typical "sysconfig -a" output looks like the following: Remote LAN Module Status Online Part Number: 110-00057 Revision: D0 Serial Number: 404891 Firmware Version: 3.) toaster> (Type "Ctrl-D") RLM toaster> DOES RLM HAVE A BATTERY? Answer: No.

xyz.> The Remote LAN Module (RLM) provides remote management capabilities including console redirection.224. At the end of system setup. Your AutoSupport settings are used for sending these alerts via email over the RLM LAN interface.57. Would you like to configure the RLM? y Page 5 . The first example shows an RLM configuration with DHCP and the second example shows an RLM configuration with a static IP address.10..com Please enter the IP address for mailhost. The RLM setup script is automatically invoked at the end of controller setup. You can also configure the RLM by running the "setup" command after the system has booted. . 3. Your AutoSupport settings are used for sending these alerts via email over the RLM LAN interface..255. HOW DO I SET UP FROM THE BOOT MENU OR USING THE “SETUP” COMMAND? Answer: The following two examples show how to set up the RLM during initial setup of the controller. 2. It also extends AutoSupport by sending additional system alerts..1 You can also physically check the presence of the RLM by inserting a network cable into the RLM port on the controller and checking the link light for the link status.com []:10. Would you like to configure the RLM? y Would you like to enable DHCP on the RLM LAN interface? y The mail host is required by your system to send RLM alerts and local AutoSupport email. logging and power control. 3 RLM SETUP HOW DO I SET UP THE RLM? (internal) Answer: RLM can be configured in either of the following ways.> The Remote LAN Module (RLM) provides remote management capabilities including console redirection. RLM setup questions are automatically asked if an RLM is detected in the controller.xyz.123.0 Gateway: 10. It also extends AutoSupport by sending additional system alerts..160.. Please enter the name or IP address of the mail host []: mailhost. You can configure the RLM card using the boot menu when you initially set up your controller.Netmask: 255. At the end of system setup... NetApp recommends that the RLM be configured at this stage. 1. RLM setup questions are automatically asked if an RLM is detected in the controller.114 Static IP toaster> setup <. . logging and power control. You can also set up the RLM after the controller has been set up by running the Data ONTAP "rlm setup" command.. DHCP toaster> setup <.

xyz. logging and power control.224.45 Please enter the netmask for the RLM []: 255.255.com []:10. Use RLM to send a test AutoSupport message by running "rlm test autosupport" from Data ONTAP. netmask. The RLM also uses Data ONTAP settings for AutoSupport.10. Your autosupport settings are used for sending these alerts via email over the RLM LAN interface.10. WHAT NETWORK INFORMATION WILL I NEED FOR SETUP? Answer: DHCP If you will be using DHCP addressing for the RLM. If the "rlm status" does not show RLM to be "online.10.123. It also extends autosupport by sending additional system alerts. Verify that AutoSupport options in Data ONTAP are correctly set up. gateway) for its dedicated 10/100Mbps Ethernet port. You can also set up the RLM after the controller has been set up by running Data ONTAP's "rlm setup" command. Verify the RLM configuration using the "rlm status" command. Here's an example of using the "rlm setup" command with a static IP address: toaster> rlm setup The Remote LAN Module (RLM) provides remote management capabilities including console redirection.0 Please enter the IP address for the RLM gateway []:10. 2.224.123. You can configure the RLM card as part of the "setup" command as shown above.123. Configure the RLM with correct network information by running the "setup" or "rlm setup" command from Data ONTAP. Would you like to configure the RLM? y Would you like to enable DHCP on the RLM LAN interface? n Please enter the IP address for the RLM []: 10.1 The mail host is required by your system to send RLM alerts and local autosupport email. 4.255. Static IP - Page 6 .com Please enter the IP address for mailhost. including the mail host address and the list of e-mail recipients.1 WHAT IS THE NETAPP BEST PRACTICE FOR SETUP? Answer: RLM can be set up as part of the initial controller setup or later as a standalone component of the system.160. You can find RLM's MAC address by issuing the Data ONTAP command "rlm status" or by reading it off the MAC address label on the RLM module itself. 3. Please enter the name or IP address of the mail host []: mailhost.57." check that the network cable is correctly plugged into RLM’s Ethernet port and that the link is active.114 HOW DO I CONFIGURE WITH DATA ONTAP? Answer: The RLM card needs to be configured with a network address (IP address.Would you like to enable DHCP on the RLM LAN interface? n Please enter the IP address for the RLM []:10.xyz.10. In either case.123. configure your DHCP server to assign a static IP address to RLM's MAC address.45 Please enter the netmask for the RLM []: 255. the following sequence will help you correctly set up the RLM: 1.0 Please enter the IP address for the RLM gateway []: 10.

unix-host% ssh naroot@<RLM_IP_address_or_hostname> You must supply a user name.rlm. If the network name is specified for the mail host. HOW DO I UNCONFIGURE THE RLM? Answer: In the extreme case that you want to leave the network cable disconnected and not use the RLM features. by default the password for naroot is empty. Putty is a good Windows client. the RLM will use SMTP. with an empty password. ssh is a good UNIX/Linux client.Network name for the mail host or .dhcp toaster*> registry delete state. the RLM won't ever need to be configured again unless the user desires to change the configuration. The RLM keeps its configuration info at all times. Data ONTAP GX).gateway Note that RLM features will not work after the above sequence of commands.lan. The account must have administrative privileges on the controller.rlm. the same password should be entered for user "naroot" on the RLM.Static IP address to assign to the RLM . Even if your system AutoSupport is configured to use "http" or "https" transport.IP address for the mail host Note: The RLM uses "SMTP" to send AutoSupport messages. naroot is the default user name. If the user "root" on the controller is configured to have a password. The user name is the same user name that you use to log into your controller (Data ONTAP. toaster> priv set advanced toaster*> options rlm.lan.lan. DOES THE RLM MAINTAIN ITS CONFIGURATION AFTER REBOOTS AND POWER CYCLES? Answer: Yes. Once configured.rlm. DNS needs to be enabled so that Data ONTAP can resolve the hostname before sending to the RLM.If you are not using DHCP. You will need: .Gateway IP address WHAT AUTOSUPPORT INFORMATION DO I NEED FOR SETUP? Answer: When setting up your controller from the boot menu or running the "setup" command. You will need to configure the AutoSupport mail host and recipients for this to work.Network mask for the IP address . you will need to supply information for the mail host that can be used by the AutoSupport feature of the RLM. The mail host is a SMTP server that can be used by the RLM to send "down-filer" e-mail alerts.rlm.setup off toaster*> registry delete state. the following sequence of commands can "unconfigure" the RLM so that Data ONTAP stops monitoring for this error condition. Page 7 .ip toaster*> registry delete state.lan. 4 CONNECTION TO THE RLM HOW DO I CONNECT TO THE RLM? Answer: You must use a secure client to connect to the RLM.netmask toaster*> registry delete state. WHAT USER NAME DO I USE? Answer: "naroot" is the default user name to connect to the RLM. you will need to collect the following network information before configuring the RLM: .

zip has been copied. Download RLM firmware to Data ONTAP using the "software" command. Otherwise. This provides additional security against unauthorized access to the system. CAN I TELNET OR RSH INTO THE RLM? Answer: No. Install the new firmware on the RLM using the "rlm update" command. Installing package. The users with the role "admin" are also given access to RLM.. Reprocessing configuration state. software: /etc/software/RLM_FW. RLM toaster> rlm update http://IP-address-for-mywebserver. Note: You must reboot the RLM for new firmware to take effect. Passwords modified via the "password" command in Data ONTAP are updated on the RLM. 1. this could take a few minutes. 5 INSTALLING FIRMWARE WHERE CAN I ACCESS FIRMWARE UPDATES? Answer: RLM firmware will be available at the NOW™ (NetApp on the Web) site. Any modifications to a user profile are propagated instantaneously on the RLM.. Caution: NetApp strongly recommends that you create a password for the system administration account (root) for NetApp systems with an RLM installed...tar. The only way to connect to the RLM is via ssh.. HOW CAN I UPDATE FROM THE RLM CLI? Answer: You can use the "rlm update" command from the RLM CLI to update the firmware on the RLM. the RLM will continue to be operational with older firmware. You can create other user accounts on the RLM.. Other password modification methods do not update the password on the RLM. Telnet/rsh is not secure.. New user accounts can be created in Data ONTAP via the "useradmin user create" command.Other users created by the "useradmin" command who have administrative privileges in Data ONTAP also can connect to RLM. but you cannot do it from the RLM's CLI.. toaster> toaster> rlm update After new firmware is installed on the RLM.gz Downloading package. HOW CAN I UPDATE FIRMWARE FROM DATA ONTAP? Answer: Updating RLM firmware from Data ONTAP is done in two easy steps. 2.zip -f software: copying to /etc/software/RLM_FW... toaster> software install http://mywebserver. Page 8 .com/path/RLM_FW..com/path/RLM_FW.zip software: 100% file read from location. Uncompressing package. software: installing software. the controller will prompt you to reboot the RLM for new firmware to take effect.. Unarchiving package.

toaster> rlm status Remote LAN Module Status: Online Part Number: 110-00057 Revision: D0 Serial Number: 404891 Firmware Version: 3.255. toaster> rlm status Remote LAN Module Status: Online Part Number: 110-00057 Revision: D0 Serial Number: 404891 Firmware Version: 3. 6 SETUP VERIFICATION HOW CAN I VERIFY THE CONFIGURATION? Answer: You can use the "rlm status" command from Data ONTAP to learn the status of the RLM. RLM FW Update Successful. .255.Cleaning up.0 Gateway: 10. RLM toaster> rlm reboot Note: You must reboot the RLM for new firmware to take effect.168.0 Mgmt MAC Address: 00:A0:98:06:F2:70 Using DHCP: YES IP Address: 192.0 Mgmt MAC Address: 00:A0:98:06:F2:70 Using DHCP: NO IP Address: 10.123. Please reboot RLM for FW update to take effect.1 toaster> WHAT IS THE IP ADDRESS WHEN USING DHCP? Answer: You can use the "rlm status" command from Data ONTAP to learn the status of the RLM. Verify that it matches the configured values.From Data ONTAP command prompt You can use the "rlm status" command from Data ONTAP to learn the status of the RLM.10.0 Gateway: 10..224.10.98 Netmask: 255..10.123.123. Otherwise.123.45 Netmask: 255. toaster> rlm status Page 9 . The output includes the network configuration of the RLM.224.1 toaster> WHAT VERSION OF FIRMWARE IS INSTALLED? You can learn the firmware revision level of the RLM using commands issued at the Data ONTAP or RLM CLI prompts. The output includes the firmware version of the RLM. the RLM will continue to be operational with older firmware. The output of "rlm status" includes the network configuration of the RLM.

toaster> rlm status Detailed statistics from the RLM can be obtained by providing "-v" and "-p" options.0 Link Status: OK Mgmt MAC Address: 00:A0:98:06:F2:70 Using DHCP: IP Address: Netmask: Gateway: NO 10.10. The output includes both primary and backup firmware revisions of RLM firmware.123.Remote LAN Module Status: Online Part Number: Revision: Serial Number: 110-00057 D0 404891 Firmware Version: 3.1 toaster> .224.From RLM CLI prompt You can use the "version" command from the RLM CLI to get version information about the RLM.0 10.45 255.0 RLM toaster> 7 STATUS AND STATISTICS HOW DO I GET RLM STATUS AND NETWORK CONFIGURATION INFORMATION? Answer: The "rlm status" command output displays the current state of the RLM (online/offline/rebooting) and the current network configuration of the RLM. Page 10 . RLM toaster> Version serial#=404891 part#=110-00057 rev#=D0 Agent revision: 03 (0x03) Booted primary firmware version Primary firmware version 3.255. toaster> rlm status -v [-p] [-d] The –v.123.0 Backup firmware version 2. -p and –d options are available only in advanced mode.10.

224.mailhost. it is responsible for its AutoSupport messages.22.to" list.3 Mb) Interrupt:15 8 AUTOSUPPORT INTEGRATION HOW DO RLM AND AUTOSUPPORT WORK TOGETHER? Answer: The RLM automatically uses the AutoSupport configuration options from Data ONTAP.autosupport.content" option in Data ONTAP to change the amount of information contained in AutoSupport messages from Data ONTAP and RLM. It will use the SMTP mail server specified in "autosupport. HOW CAN I TEST THAT AN APPLIANCE IS DOWN? Answer: To verify that the RLM AutoSupport function is working properly. ensure that AutoSupport options are configured in Data ONTAP. DOES RLM REPLACE AUTOSUPPORT? Answer: No.autosupport.255. You use the "autosupport.HOW DO I ACCESS NETWORK INTERFACE STATISTICS? Answer: The network statistics of the RLM can be found by running the "rlm status –v" or "rlm status –d" command from either Data ONTAP or the RLM CLI.136.mailhost" options in Data ONTAP to configure AutoSupport. options. RLM does not send AutoSupport messages when the appliance is running normally.228 Bcast:172.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:935369 errors:557904 dropped:278952 overruns:0 frame:557904 TX packets:17673 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:68108003 (64. RLM will send mail to recipients in the "autosupport.9 Mb) TX bytes:2441844 (2. You can set up or modify "autosupport. it will automatically send a "down-filer" AutoSupport e-mail to all addresses configured in Data ONTAP's "autosupport. If AutoSupport is enabled in Data ONTAP.enable options. The content can be set either to complete (contains complete configuration details) or minimal (strips private configuration data). When Data ONTAP is up and running. These changes will automatically be sent to RLM.mailhost options.autosupport.autosupport.to" and "autosupport.255.255 Mask:255. it will send an AutoSupport message signaling that an appliance is down—a "down-filer" notification. RLM or-228*> rlm status -v eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:A0:98:02:C5:F1 inet addr:172.content Page 11 ." When the RLM detects that the system has failed. When RLM detects that the system has failed.22. RLM augments Data ONTAP's AutoSupport features.to" option.to options.

to. Setting partner port number The default partner port that will receive the alert is 4004..com/RLM_FW. This feature is available in Data ONTAP 7.partner. thereby speeding up the takeover time. hardware-assisted takeover takes advantage of remote management card capabilities to detect failures on the local machine that could require a takeover. HOW DO I CONFIGURE ASSISTED TAKEOVER? Answer: This feature is enabled by default on systems that use an RLM.gz failed.hw_assist. and FAS3100 series systems. You can enter the following command to trigger AutoSupport from RLM.3 or later on FAS3000. depending on the type of failure.autosupport.to.. If a failure is detected. RLM will also send an e-mail to the support recipients specified in options.. Page 12 . Setting partner IP address By default.FAILED" This can be caused by the RLM being unable to resolve the Web server name specified in the "rlm update" command.hw_assist. the IP address is the address of port e0a on the partner.address address_or_hostname 3. the partner performs the takeover. the card sends an alert to the partner node and.autosupport.support. Change the Web server name to an IP address for the Web server and retry the "rlm update" command. I get "FW package download from http://mywebserver. toaster> rlm test autosupport Verify that the e-mail is received from RLM.support is enabled. FAS6000.RLM will send an e-mail to recipients specified in autosupport.tar. 1.port port_number HOW DO I TROUBLESHOOT? When updating RLM firmware from RLM CLI.disable 2. It can be changed by the following command from the Data ONTAP CLI: option cf.enable options cf.hw_assist. Enabling this feature This feature can be disabled/enabled by the following commands from the Data ONTAP CLI: options cf.hw_assist. 9 HARDWARE-ASSISTED TAKEOVER WHAT IS HARDWARE-ASSISTED TAKEOVER? Answer: Hardware-assisted takeover enables systems with remote management cards to improve the speed with which takeover events are detected.. If options. When enabled.partner. It can be changed with this command: option cf.

or. please verify that you are issuing the following command to generate test e-mail from the RLM. I have configured the RLM but still do not get a test e-mail from the RLM." 2.mailhost <mailhost-name or IP address>. toaster> rlm test autosupport If you have issued the above command and do not get a test e-mail from the RLM.mailhost using command "options autosupport.failure:warning]: " The network configuration of the Remote LAN Module (RLM) failed due to cable or network errors" This message is generated when: • • • There is no network cable connected to the RLM's network interface. rerun the command "setup" and specify the correct network name and IP address for the mail host to be used by RLM. and your e-mail address is configured correctly in the AutoSupport .gz I see this EMS message [rlm. the RLM will not send any e-mails unless there is a down-filer event.network. 5. Ensure that your mail host is a valid SMTP mail server and does not require client authentication for sending outbound e-mails. If you are still unable to ping the RLM and you are using the DHCP address for the RLM. The RLM is unable to autonegotiate a link on the network.com/path/RLM_FW. The RLM is plugged into an inactive network. verify that a cable is plugged into the RLM's network port and that the link LED on the port is on. 3. or. I see this EMS message [rlm.to list.mailhost" This message is generated by the RLM management driver in Data ONTAP when it verifies the mail host specified in autosupport. from incorrect configuration to network errors. Check AutoSupport options to ensure AutoSupport is enabled.RLM toaster> rlm update http://IP-address-for-mywebserver. This message is generated if Data ONTAP is unable to resolve the mail host name to a valid IP address or if it is unable to open a session to the default SMTP port on this mail host. Otherwise. Verify the current value of autosupport." If it is not correct please set it to the correct value using command "options autosupport. rerun the "rlm setup" command and try switching to the static IP address. This error can be corrected by one of the following methods: 1. mail host is correct.mailhost. If the mail host name in autosupport. Verify and correct the associated IP address for this mail host stored in the /etc/hosts file.driver.options. 2. there may be an incorrect entry corresponding to this mail host in the /etc/hosts file.driver.tar. Use Data ONTAP's "rlm status" command to get the IP address of the RLM. You can do this by mounting the root volume of your appliance on an administrative host and editing the /etc/hosts file under the root volume.mailhost is correct. Ensure that you can ping RLM's IP address. Using a SSH client utility. There could be a number of causes for this. verify that you can log into the RLM. OR. If you cannot ping the RLM. Please ensure that the RLM is connected to a 10/100Mbps-capable network and verify that the link status LED on the RLM's RJ45 connector is on. 4. But before we proceed on that path. Page 13 .mailhost:warning]: "RLM setup unable to access mailhost specified in options autosupport. take the following steps to isolate and fix the problem: 1.

Error Messages and Troubleshooting Guide NetApp Hardware Error Messages and Troubleshooting Guide (pdf) describes EMS messages generated by the RLM driver in Data ONTAP along with corrective actions. and full duplex is preferred over a half duplex). Page 14 . This guide is available in the Data ONTAP information library. and use is documented in the Data ONTAP System Administration Guide. a duplex mismatch would occur. Installation Flyer (Internal) Installing or replacing the RLM module (pdf) describes how to install or replace the RLM module in a NetApp controller. the higher speed of 100Mbit/s is preferred over the lower speed of 10Mbit/s. configurations. Why does the network connection still appear to be so slow? The device connected to the RLM should be capable of autonegotiation. the effect of which would be a working connection with very low speed. Where do I find more information about troubleshooting RLM problems ? Check the Troubleshooting RLM problems page on NOW. and should have autonegotiation enabled by default. the RLM will assume half duplex because it is unable to determine the presence of full duplex..Once the problem is fixed.g. Here is the direct link. If the other device is capable of full duplex. Diagnostics Guide RLM diagnostics are described in the Diagnostics Guide. NOW Site Download Pages Firmware Download and Instructions RLM firmware and installation instructions are available on the Download Software page on the NOW site. and use of the RLM. 10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? A complete list of RLM features. It also lists various ASUPs that can be sent by the RLM for system issues. System and Data ONTAP Documentation (NOW site) System Administration Guide The RLM Chapter in the Data ONTAP System Administration Guide describes the features. If the device is not capable of autonegotiation. Both devices will autonegotiate and choose the best possible mode of operation (e. configurations. you can generate a test AutoSupport e-mail from the RLM by issuing the following Data ONTAP command: toaster> rlm test autosupport The RLM is autoconfigured for 10/100Mbit/s.

The RLM requires autonegotiation. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. If you are setting up the RLM on a gigabit network. NOW. Page 15 . and Data ONTAP are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp. Go further. You do not need to tell the RLM if the network is 10 or 100. All rights reserved. the effect of which would be a working connection with very low speed. Both devices will autonegotiate and choose the best possible mode of operation (e. a duplex mismatch would occur. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. The upgrade is nondisruptive to the controller. the network needs to be capable of autonegotiating to 10/100 speeds.. because it is unable to determine the presence of full duplex. What are the requirements for RLM's network interface? (internal) The RLM's network interface must be connected to an autonegotiating 10/100Mbps-capable device (e. and full duplex is preferred over half duplex). www.netapp. RLM will assume half duplex. because only users with "admin" privileges can log into the RLM and execute commands on the RLM CLI. so it can determine the network speed automatically. the higher speed of 100Mbit/s is preferred over the lower speed of 10Mbit/s. Specifications are subject to change without notice. If the other device is capable of full duplex..com © 2008 NetApp. faster. you would use the command: RLM toaster> system power off NOTE: Only users with administrative privileges will be able to run this command. the NetApp logo. The device connected to the RLM should be capable of autonegotiation. This allows us to enhance the features provided by the RLM and also add new features to the RLM and to patch releases. The idea is that you can update the firmware and get access to these improvements without having to replace your existing RLM or send it back to NetApp for upgrades. and should have autonegotiation enabled by default. to turn the power off on the controller. in the United States and/or other countries. For example. If the device is not capable of autonegotiation. Inc. How can I use the RLM to control power to the controller (power on/off/cycle)? You can use the RLM "system power" command to control power to the system.Why do we need to update RLM firmware in the field? The RLM is designed to be field upgradable.g. NetApp.g. Ethernet switch).