ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

system bridge add

Add a bridge for monitoring

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


The system bridge add command enables you to add FC-to-SAS bridges for SNMP monitoring in a MetroCluster configuration.


-name <text> - Bridge Name

This parameter identifies the bridge being added. It is required only when the managed-by parameter is set to in-band.

[-managed-by {SNMP|in-band}] - Bridge Management Method

This parameter specifies whether the bridge uses the SNMP or in-band management method. FibreBridge 6500N uses SNMP only; FibreBridge 7500N may use either.

[-address <IP Address>] - Bridge Management Port IP Address

This parameter specifies the IP address of the bridge that is being added for monitoring.

[-snmp-community <text>] - SNMP Community

This parameter specifies the SNMP community set on the bridge that is being added for monitoring.

[-veto-backend-fabric-check {true|false}] - Veto Backend Fabric Check

If specified, the system bridge add command will not check if the bridge is present in the MetroCluster’s backend fabric. By default, it does not let you add bridges that are not present.


The following command adds a bridge with IP address '' for monitoring:

cluster1::> system bridge add -address
cluster1::> system bridge show
                                                                Is        Managed Monitor
    Bridge     Symbolic Name Vendor  Model     Bridge WWN       Monitored By      Status
    ---------- ------------- ------- --------- ---------------- --------- ------- -------
               Bridge Number 16
                             Atto    FibreBridge 6500N
                                               2000001086603824 true      SNMP    -
               Not Set       Atto    FibreBridge 6500N
                                               20000010866037e8 false     SNMP    -
               Not Set       Atto    FibreBridge 6500N
                                               2000001086609e0e false     SNMP    -
               Not Set       Atto    FibreBridge 6500N
                                               2000001086609c06 false     SNMP    -
    4 entries were displayed.
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