This manual is a reference for F5s Command Line Interface (CLI). The book is organized as a companion to the CLI users guides (ARX® CLI Network-Management Guide
, ARX® CLI Storage-Management Guide
, and ARX CLI Maintenance Guide
, in that order); for each chapter in the user guides there is a companion chapter in this book. This manual also has some additional chapters for CLI commands outside the scope of the users guides.
The Adaptive Resource Switch (ARX®
) is a highly available and scalable solution that brings resource awareness to a file storage infrastructure, and adapts these resources to meet the demands of users and applications in real time. The ARX provides a file-virtualization layer that aggregates the total capacity and performance of your file storage. A namespace
provides location-independent, transparent mapping of user requests onto the appropriate storage resource. You can configure policies that the switch enforces for the placement, replication and migration of files. Through policy configuration, the ARX adapts to the real-time demands of users and applications. The ARX thereby serves as a resource proxy
for the files and services behind it.
The Adaptive Resource Switch acts as an in-band file proxy for the Network File System (NFS) and Microsoft's Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocols.
provide the file virtualization layer that masks the physical file storage from the user and application. The switch becomes the file access point, as opposed to the actual physical resource, providing file access through a namespace. Users and applications maintain a single consistent file path that is transparently mapped to the proper physical resource where the information resides.
The Adaptive Resource Switch provides policy-based resource switching. Through policy
configuration, you can optimize the placement of files onto the appropriate storage resources and automatically adapt these resources based on user and application demand. The ARX performs file replication and migration based on performance, usage or other life-cycle characteristics, enabling you to implement a flexible file services strategy. Examples of policies include: migrating files to reclaim stranded capacity; migrating files across different tiers of storage based on access patterns and/or value; and replicating frequently accessed files for performance. The result is more efficient utilization and greater flexibility in file storage management.
From any mode, use the exit
command to return to its parent mode. From priv-exec mode, this command exits the CLI; to go from priv-exec mode back to exec mode, use the no enable
Many objects and configurations require you to enable them using the enable
command before they can take effect. Likewise, many objects and configurations require you to first disable them using the no enable
command before you can complete a related command or function. The no enable
command does not remove an object; it only disables it until you re-enable it. The enable/no enable
commands exist in many modes and submodes in the CLI.
To enter cfg mode, use the config
command from priv-exec mode:
represents screen input and output;
is used for command-syntax definitions, which use the same rules for bold and italic.