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Manage the system using the Weka CLI

This page provides an overview for Weka CLI, including the top-level commands, command hierarchy, how to connect to another host, auto-completion, and how to check the status of the cluster.
The Weka CLI is installed on each Weka host and is available through the weka command. It's possible to connect to any of the hosts using ssh and running the weka command. The weka command displays a list of all top-level commands.

Top-level commands

The Weka CLI is installed on each Weka host and is available through the weka command. Running this command will display a list of all available top-level commands:
$ weka -h
Usage:
weka [--help] [--build] [--version] [--legal]
Description:
The base command for all weka related CLIs
Subcommands:
agent Commands that control the weka agent (outside the weka containers)
alerts List alerts in the Weka cluster
cloud Cloud commands. List the cluster's cloud status, if no subcommand supplied.
cluster Commands that manage the cluster
diags Diagnostics commands to help understand the status of the cluster and its environment
events List all events that conform to the filter criteria
fs List filesystems defined in this Weka cluster
local Commands that control weka and its containers on the local machine
mount Mounts a wekafs filesystem. This is the helper utility installed at /sbin/mount.wekafs.
nfs Commands that manage client-groups, permissions and interface-groups
org List organizations defined in the Weka cluster
security Security commands.
smb Commands that manage Weka's SMB container
stats List all statistics that conform to the filter criteria
status Get an overall status of the Weka cluster
umount Unmounts wekafs filesystems. This is the helper utility installed at /sbin/umount.wekafs.
user List users defined in the Weka cluster
version When run without arguments, lists the versions available on this machine. Subcommands allow for
downloading of versions, setting the current version and other actions to manage versions.
s3 Commands that manage Weka's S3 container
Options:
--agent Start the agent service
-h, --help Show help message
--build Prints the CLI build number and exits
-v, --version Prints the CLI version and exits
--legal Prints software license information and exits
The options that are common to many commands include:
Option
Flag description
-J|--json
Prints the raw JSON value returned by the cluster.
-H|--hostname
Directs the CLI to communicate with the cluster through the given hostname.
--raw-units
Sets the units such as capacity and bytes to be printed in their raw format, as returned by the cluster.
--UTC
Sets the timestamps to be printed in UTC timezone, instead of the local time of the machine running the CLI command.
-f|--format
Specifies the format to output the result (view, csv, markdown, or JSON).
-o|--output
Specifies the columns to include in the output.
-s|--sort
Specifies the order to sort the output. May include a '+' or '-' before the column name to sort by ascending or descending order.
-F| --filter
Specifies the filter values for a member (without forcing it to be in the output).
--no-header
Indicates that the column header should not be shown when printing the output.
-C|--CONNECT-TIMEOUT
Modifies the default timeout used for connecting to the system via the JRPC protocol.
-T|--TIMEOUT
Modifies the default timeout for which the commands wait for a response before giving up.

Commands hierarchy

Most Weka system top-level commands are the default list command for their own collection. Additional sub-commands may be available under them.
Example: The weka fs command displays a list of all filesystems and is also the top-level command for all filesystems, filesystem groups, and snapshot-related operations. It is possible to use the -h/--help flags or the help command to display a list of available commands at each level, as shown below:
$ weka fs
| FileSystem | Name | Group | SSD Bu | Total | Is re | Is creat | Is remov
| ID | | | dget | Budget | ady | ing | ing
+------------+---------+---------+--------+--------+-------+----------+----------
| FSId: 0 | default | default | 57 GiB | 57 GiB | True | False | False
$ weka fs -h
Usage:
weka fs [--name name]
[--HOST HOST]
[--PORT PORT]
[--CONNECT-TIMEOUT CONNECT-TIMEOUT]
[--TIMEOUT TIMEOUT]
[--format format]
[--output output]...
[--sort sort]...
[--filter filter]...
[--help]
[--raw-units]
[--UTC]
[--no-header]
[--verbose]
[--json]
Description:
List filesystems defined in this Weka cluster
Subcommands:
create Create a filesystem
download Download a filesystem from object store
update Update a filesystem
delete Delete a filesystem
restore Restore filesystem content from a snapshot
group List filesystem groups
snapshot List snapshots
tier Show object storage connectivity for each node in the cluster
Options:
--name Filesystem name
-H, --HOST Specify the host. Alternatively, use the WEKA_HOST env variable
-P, --PORT Specify the port. Alternatively, use the WEKA_PORT env variable
-C, --CONNECT-TIMEOUT Timeout for connecting to cluster, default: 10 secs (format: 3s, 2h, 4m, 1d, 1d5h, 1w)
-T, --TIMEOUT Timeout to wait for response, default: 1 minute (format: 3s, 2h, 4m, 1d, 1d5h, 1w)
-f, --format Specify in what format to output the result. Available options are:
view|csv|markdown|json|oldview (format: 'view', 'csv', 'markdown', 'json' or 'oldview')
-o, --output Specify which columns to output. May include any of the following:
id,name,group,usedSSDD,usedSSDM,usedSSD,freeSSD,availableSSDM,availableSSD,usedTotalD,usedTotal,freeTotal,availableTotal,maxFiles,status,encrypted,stores,auth
-s, --sort Specify which column(s) to take into account when sorting the output. May include a '+' or
'-' before the column name to sort in ascending or descending order respectively. Usage:
[+|-]column1[,[+|-]column2[,..]]
-F, --filter Specify what values to filter by in a specific column. Usage:
column1=val1[,column2=val2[,..]]
-h, --help Show help message
-R, --raw-units Print values in raw units (bytes, seconds, etc.). When not set, sizes are printed in
human-readable format, e.g 1KiB 234MiB 2GiB.
-U, --UTC Print times in UTC. When not set, times are converted to the local time of this host.
--no-header Don't show column headers when printing the output
-v, --verbose Show all columns in output

Connect to another host

Most Weka system commands deliver the same result on all cluster hosts. However, it is sometimes necessary to execute a command on a specific host. This is performed using the -H/--hostname option and specifying the hostname or IP address of the target host.

CLI auto-completion

Using bash you can use auto-completion for CLI commands and parameters. The auto-completion script is automatically installed.
To disable the auto-completion script, run weka agent autocomplete uninstall
To (re-)install the script on a host, run weka agent autocomplete install and re-enter your shell session.
You can also use weka agent autocomplete exportto get the bash completions script and write it to any desired location.

Cluster status

The weka status command displays the overall status of the Weka system.
Example: status of a healthy system
$ weka status
WekaIO v4.0.0 (CLI build 4.0.0)
cluster: WekaProd (b231e060-c5c1-421d-a68d-1dfa94ff149b)
status: OK (8 backends UP, 48 drives UP)
protection: 6+2
hot spare: 1 failure domains (1.23 TiB)
drive storage: 82.94 TiB total
cloud: connected
license: OK, valid thru 2022-06-15T11:10:39Z
io status: STARTED 2 minutes ago (8 io-nodes UP, 80 Buckets UP)
link layer: Ethernet
clients: 0 connected
reads: 0 B/s (0 IO/s)
writes: 0 B/s (0 IO/s)
operations: 0 ops/s
alerts: none
Example: status of a system with one host failure (DEGRADED)
$ weka status
WekaIO v4.0.0 (CLI build 4.0.0)
cluster: WekaProd (b231e060-c5c1-421d-a68d-1dfa94ff149b)
status: DEGRADED (7 backends UP, 42 drives UP)
protection: 6+2
hot spare: 1 failure domains (1.23 TiB)
drive storage: 82.94 TiB total
cloud: connected
license: OK, valid thru 2022-06-15T11:10:39Z
io status: STARTED 54 minutes ago (8 io-nodes UP, 80 Buckets UP)
Rebuild in progress (3%)
link layer: Ethernet
clients: 0 connected
reads: 0 B/s (0 IO/s)
writes: 0 B/s (0 IO/s)
operations: 0 ops/s
alerts: none