Useful Netware Console Commands - David Woodsmall
note: not all NW commands work on all versions of NetWare
CLS = clears the console screen
CONFIG = Shows IP address, network connection info
CRON = CRON is modelled after the Unix version of CRON
#print volumes on the hour
0 * * * * volumes
#print display failover devices every 30 minutes
30 * * * * list failover devices
CRON.NLM is already shipped with the server. You just have to
load it to get it to work, once you have filled out the CRONTAB
in the SYS:\ETC directory. Click for more info
DISMOUNT = causes the selected volume to be dismounted.
you will be warned (can abort) if you have open files
DISPLAY ENVIRONMENT = displays current search paths, etc
DOWN = brings down the Netware server
EXIT = after the server has been taken down (DOWN command),
EXIT leaves the server program and returns to DOS
FILER SERVER NAME = sets/reads the file server name when the server boots up,
or any time it's invoked
HDETECT = Finds new hardware and asks if it you want to install the drivers.
HELP = HELP, HELP , or HELP ALL
INETCFG = Invokes a GUI to help manage the NW Server. SETS IP ADDRESS
IPCONFIG = IPCONFIG will also list the IPX internal network number, and
other Network information
LIST DEVICES = displays all of the physical device information for the server
LIST FAILOVER DEVICES = You should see two paths per LUN
LIST STORAGE ADAPTERS = list all storage adapters and their associated devices.
LIST STORAGE DEVICE BINDINGS = list all of the filters and HAMs bound to a
specified storage device. The device number is
the first number displayed by the LIST
LOAD = Connects the specified communications protocol stack to a
MEMORY = lists total amount of server memory
MM = Media Manager
MODULES = displays names & descriptions for all currently loaded NW modules
NAME = displays the server's name
PAUSE = works if in a NetWre Control File (NCF)
PROTOCOLS = Shows what protocols are registered (functional)
RESTART SERVER = reloads SERVER.EXE after the DOWN command has been executed.
On some versions, it's just SERVER.
SCAN ALL = Scan all of the LUNs on SCSI adapters
SCAN ALL LUNS = Scan all of the LUNs on SCSI adapters
SEARCH = similar to the familar "path" command, and can add places
to be searched
SERVER = restarts the NetWare server, after the DOWN command has been executed.
SET = displays and changes the server's configuration information
SMagent = IBM Storage Manager Agent. requires SMutil
SMdevices = IBM - lists known storage devices. requires SMutil.
SPEED = lists info about the CPU, including its speed
STARTX = Restarts the GUI from the NetWare System Console.
UNLOAD = disconnects the specified communications protocol stack from a
UNZIP = watch out - it often requires your interaction
VOLUME = lists all volumes currently mounted on the server
VERSION = Lists NetWare Version, Support Pack, etc
INVOKING SPECIFIC MENUSINETCFG = invokes menu to view/change Internetworking Configurations
(change the IP address,...)
NWADMIN - Runs on Windows Client
NWCONFIG = Lots of stuff that you can change
CTLR-ESC = allows you to choose among existing screens.
ALT-ESC = shifts you from one screen to the next.