Skip to main content
NetApp Stage KB

How to identify an OnCommand product and its capabilities

Last Updated:


Applies to

  • ActiveIQ Unified Manager (AIQUM)
  • OnCommand Unified Manager (OCUM)
  • OnCommand System Manager (OCSM)
  • OnCommand Unified Manager Core (DFM)
  • OnCommand Insight (OCI)
  • OnCommand Insight Data Warehouse (DWH)
  • Cloud Insights (CI)
  • OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA)
  • NetApp Service Level Manager (NSLM)
  • OnCommand API Services (APIS) (EOVS)
  • OnCommand Plug-in for Microsoft System Center (OCPM) (EOVS)
  • OnCommand Performance Manager (OPM) (EOVS)

Note: Products that are no longer supported are marked End of Version Support (EOVS). They are left here as a reference to help with identifying the product.

Note: OnCommand System Manager (OCSM) is now called ONTAP System Manager


System Manager

Description: System Manager is a graphical management interface that enables management of storage systems and storage objects from a web browser.

  • Monitor and manage your storage systems and HA configurations
  • Provision storage for NAS and SAN environments
  • Configure protocols, such as CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, FC, and FCoE
  • Create and manage SnapMirror® and SnapVault® relationships
  • Create and manage Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs, formerly called Vservers)

Note: The support policy for OnCommand System Manager 3.1.3 (Offbox) aligns with the support policy for NetApp Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode. The product will be fully supported until December 31, 2020, and will be available until December 31, 2022. This package will not be available for download from the NetApp Support site after December 31, 2022.
CPC-00248 Update on Support Policy and End of Availability: NetApp OnCommand System Manager 3.1.3
CPC-00327 Adobe Flash Deprecation Impact on OnCommand System Manager 3.1.3

Note2: The support policy for System Manager (Onbox) will follow the support for the corresponding ONTAP versions. Refer to the Software Version Support page for more information on supported ONTAP versions.

OnCommand System Manager 3.x (Offbox) start page

OnCommand System Manager 3.x (Offbox) dashboard for a Data Ontap Operating in 7-Mode controller

OnCommand System Manager 8.3 (Onbox)

OnCommand System Manager 9.0 to 9.2 (Onbox)

OnCommand System Manager 9.3 to 9.5 (Onbox)

ONTAP System Manager 9.6, 9.7 (Onbox) Classic View

ONTAP System Manager 9.6+ (Onbox) New Experience

ActiveIQ Unified Manager

Description: NetApp ActiveIQ Unified Manager is a graphical management product that provides comprehensive monitoring and key management capabilities for NetApp ONTAP systems to help manage:

  • Availability
  • Capacity
  • Protection
  • Performance

Both Unified Manager releases offer the ability to report and alert on the monitored storage. No license is required for Active IQ Unified Manager.

OnCommand Unified Manager for Clustered Data Ontap (OCUM 7.0, 7.1)  can optionally be integrated with OnCommand Performance Manager (OPM).
If OCUM is integrated with OPM, you will see Performance in the grid drop down under Health. OPM can only be directly accessed when it is not integrated with OCUM.

OnCommand Unified Manager for Clustered Data Ontap (OCUM 7.2, 7.3, 9.4)

Active IQ Unified Manager 9.6 (AIQ UM 9.6 +)

ActiveIQ Unified Manager 9.7+ (AIQ UM 9.7, 9.8)

OnCommand Unified Manager Core aka DFM

Description: OnCommand Unified Manager Core Package provides integrated policy-based data and storage management. It brings together multiple capabilities into a single integrated, policy-based data and storage management solution:

  • Operations Manager
  • Protection
  • Provisioning

Both Unified Manager releases offer the ability to report and alert on the monitored storage. OnCommand Unified Manager Core is a licensed product. You can obtain a free license by contacting your NetApp Account Team. Refer to KB How to obtain a license key of OnCommand Unified Manager Core Package.

Note: OnCommand Unified Manager 5.x transitioned to Limited Support on April 30, 2021, and will reach Self-Service Support on December 31, 2022. During the limited support time frame, no service updates or security patches will be provided.
CPC-00322    Adobe Flash Deprecation Impact on OnCommand Unified Manager 5.x
CPC-00394    End of availability: OnCommand Unified Manager 5.x

OnCommand Unified Manager Core (DFM 5.x) Console

OnCommand Unified Manager Core (DFM 5.x) Operations Manager (Legacy UI)

OnCommand Unified Manager Core (DFM 5.x) NetApp Management Console (NMC3.x)

OnCommand Insight

Description: OnCommand Insight is designed to simplify operational management of hybrid IT infrastructures on public and private clouds as well as traditional on-premise environments. OnCommand Insight provides intelligent operations and business insights across the enterprise. The software enables the rationalization and optimization of costs, reduces risks, and provides advanced troubleshooting and analytics across the multi-vendor infrastructure of systems, networks, and storage as well as the ability to create and customize reports for all aspects of the environment.

OnCommand Insight (OCI 7.x)

OnCommand Insight Data Warehouse (DWH 7.x)

OnCommand Insight Reporting Portal 7.0 to 7.3.2 (DWH Cognos Reports)

OnCommand Insight Reporting Portal 7.3.3+ (DWH Cognos Reports)

Cloud Insights

Description: NetApp Cloud Insights is a cloud infrastructure monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources including your public clouds and your private data centers.

OnCommand Workflow Automation

Description: OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) is a powerful framework that enables automation and delegation of all repeatable storage management andservice tasks, and it enables efficiency, flexibility, and repeatability of best practices in a NetApp storage infrastructure. WFA comes with predefined, supported base building blocks, including the capability to customize and extend the workflow templates to suit specific customer scenarios. It also features a REST Service API to allow WFA workflows to be triggered from an orchestration application. WFA also acts as a point of integration for third party actions.
Note:  OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) will reach end of availability in January 2022. For existing WFA customers, Workflow Automation 5.1 will be the version with full support until January 2025. Fixes for critical product and potential security issues for WFA are addressed as per support policy. Clustered Data ONTAP® storage management workflow packs are planned for upcoming ONTAP® releases until the end of CY 2021. No further releases are planned, and Workflow Automation 5.1 enters its end-of-life phase on February 1, 2025.
CPC-00298 End of Availability: OnCommand Workflow Automation

OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA 4.x)

OnCommand Workflow Automation HTML5 interface (WFA 5.0)

OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA 5.1)

NetApp Service Level Manager

Description: NetApp Service Level Manager (NSLM) enables you to manage your storage infrastructure based on Performance Service Levels and Storage Efficiency Policies. NSLM enables the delivery of storage as a service from your existing and new NetApp ONTAP software-based storage systems. You benefit from higher resource utilization and lower operational expenses while maintaining the convenience,security, and control of having your data on premise. NSLM provides storage provider APIs, and GUI for provisioning, monitoring, and managing storage workloads in a data center.


NetApp Service Level Manager (NSLM) Admin portal

NetApp Service Level Manager REST APIs (Swagger / Documentation portal)

OnCommand API Services (EOVS)

Description: OnCommand API Services provides an application programming interface (API) through which partner applications can issue programmatic requests to execute specified data storage provisioning, monitoring, and information retrieval operations on ONTAP, Cloud ONTAP, and ONTAP Select systems.

Note: This product has reached End of Version Support on April 30, 2021.
CPC-00263    End of Availability: OnCommand API Services

OnCommand API Services (API-S or APIS) Admin portal 1.1

OnCommand API Services Admin portal 2.1+
Note that starting with version 1.2, the admin portal URL has changed from /
api-admin to /admin

OnCommand API Services REST APIs (Swagger / Documentation portal)

OnCommand Plugin for Microsoft (EOVS)

Description: OnCommand Plug-in for Microsoft is a tool that you can use to configure, monitor, and manage your storage. The plug-in includes management packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), SCOM 2012 R2, and SCOM 2016. You can use the management packs in SCOM to monitor and receive alerts.

Note: This product has reached End of Version Support on June 30, 2020.
CPC-00187    Announcing the End of Version Support for All the Versions of NetApp OnCommand Plug-In for Microsoft

OnCommand Performance Manager (EOVS)

Description: OnCommand Performance Manager provides performance monitoring and event root-cause analysis of systems running NetApp ONTAP software. It is the performance management part of OnCommand Unified Manager.

  • Helps you to identify workloads that are overusing cluster components and decreasing the performance of other workloads on the cluster.
  • Alerts you to these performance events so that you can take corrective action and return performance back to normal operation.
  • You can view and analyze events in the Performance Manager UI or view them in the Unified Manager UI.

OnCommand Performance Manager (OPM 7.x) - Not integrated with OCUM
Note 1 - If OPM is fully integrated with OCUM, the UI will not be accessible from OPM's Name or IP address. Instead, navigate to OCUM and select "Performance" from the grid drop down.
Note 2 - OnCommand Performance Manager reached End of Version Support on December 31, 2018.
All OPM functionality has been integrated into OnCommand Unified Manager 7.2 and later and into Active IQ Unified Manager 9.6 and later.
CPC-00056    Upgrade Recommendations for OnCommand Unified Manager and OnCommand Performance Manager Versions That Have reached End-of-Version Support

Additional Information



NetApp provides no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or reliability or serviceability of any information or recommendations provided in this publication or with respect to any results that may be obtained by the use of the information or observance of any recommendations provided herein. The information in this document is distributed AS IS and the use of this information or the implementation of any recommendations or techniques herein is a customer's responsibility and depends on the customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer's operational environment. This document and the information contained herein may be used solely in connection with the NetApp products discussed in this document.