Some Isilon notes

Isilon, Isilon, how do you work… no one really knows. However here are a few useful, seemly undocumented commands you can run when ssh’d into a node:

Finding large files

fstat is a bit like lsof in the Linux world, but exists on FreeBSD:

fstat | sort -k 8 -n -r | more

Finding serial number

isi config

gathering and uploading info, usually required for a support call


Show status/alert info

isi status
isi alerts

Do something on all cluster nodes

isi_for_array 'df -h'
  • Alessandro


    the correct command to gather and upload cluster info is “isi_gather_info”.



  • You could exec this command:
    isi_for_array “echo quit|isi config|grep ‘serial number'”

  • Khurram

    Easiest way to query the serial numbers that I know of is:

    isi_for_array isi_hw_status | grep SerNo