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'