The first thing administrators notice when they setup their EqualLogic box for the first time is the high level of automation that is built in. The box literally initializes itself and quickly recommends that “I’m ready, now go use the GUI to set up your volumes”. Taking the machine’s recommendation, most administrators fire up a browser, enter the GroupIP and presto – start creating volumes using the Group Manager.
Over time, however, administrators will dig deeper into the features of the box and will inevitably begin asking “how can I do X in my environment”? Knowing that most GUIs are merely a front-end for calling system commands, administrators quickly discover the Command Line Interface (CLI).
2 Ways to Access the CLI