Symcli Commands

A searchable database of symcli commands.

symaccess ( 73 Commands )
Specifically using for Vmax Allocation to do various operations on Masking view and related Groups.

  • symaccess -sid 1234 -f MyBackup.txt backup
    Creates a file MyBackup containing all the group and view information currently on the Symmetrix array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -f MyBackup.txt restore
    Restores all the group
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -f Total_views backup
    This command will backup all the Maksing Views information for array 1234 to file Total_views.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -f Total_views restore
    This command will restore all Masking view information for Vmax Array 1234 from file Total_views , which is earlier created by "backup" option.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -file Views_Groups_1234.txt backup
    Backup all the view and group information currently on VMAX 1234 to the file Views_Groups_1234.txt.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -file Views_Groups_1234.txt list
    List all the Group(storage,port,initiator) information from the backup file "Views_Groups_1234.txt".
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -file Views_Groups_1234.txt list view
    Lists all the views from the backup file "Views_Groups_1234.txt".
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -file Views_Groups_1234.txt restore
    Restores all the groups, views, and security informations from the previously(created using backup option) file.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -name IG_Servers -type initiator -ig IG_Server_A remove
    Remove Initiator Group 'IG_Server_A' from parent Initiator Group 'IG_Servers'
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -name IG_Server_A -type initiator -wwn xxxx remove
    Remove HBA WWN 'xxxx' from Initiator Group 'IG_Server_A'
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -name PG_1_2_15_16_E0_Group -type port -dirport 1e:0,16e:0 remove
    Remove ports 1e:0 and 16e:0 from port group 'PG_1_2_15_16_E0_Group'.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -name PG_1_2_15_16_E0_Group -type port -dirport 1e:0,16e:0 remove -unmap
    Remove ports 1e:0 and 16e:0 from port group 'PG_1_2_15_16_E0_Group'.The '-unmap' option also unmap(from 1e:0 and 16:e0) the devices on all related Storage Groups associated with port group 'PG_1_2_15_16_E0_Group'.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type initiator -name Host1 add -wwn 1000000000000002
    Add another HBA WWN to the existing Initiator group(IG) "Host1".
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type initiator -name Host1 create -consistent_lun
    Create the Initiator Group Host1 and enable the LUN id consistency at the same time.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type initiator -name Host1 create -wwn 1000000000000001
    Creates and initiator group called Host1 by adding the specified wwn
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type initiator -name Host1 rename -new_name Host2
    Rename the Initiator Gorup Host1 as Host2
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type initiator -name Host1 set consistent_lun on
    Enable the LUN id consistency on an existing IG.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type initiator -name Host1_Host2_IG add -ig Host2_IG
    Add a child Initiator Group(Host2_IG) to the parent Initiator Group(Host1_Host2_IG).
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type port -name 3E0_4E0_13E0_14E0 -dirport 3e:0,4e:0,13e:0,14e:0 create
    Create the portgroup E0_4E0_13E0_14E0 with specified ports
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type port -name 3E0_4E0_13E0_14E0 rename -new_name 3E1_4E1_13E1_14E1
    Rename the Port Gorup 3E0_4E0_13E0_14E0 as 3E1_4E1_13E1_14E1
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type port -name MyPorts add -dirport 6e:0
    Add an aditional port 6e:0 to the existing port group(PG) "MyPorts".
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name Host1 add devs AAA:AAB
    Add the devices AAA:AAB to storage group Host1.
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  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name Host1 add devs AAA:AAB -celerra
    Add the Celerra devices AAA:AAB to storage group Host1.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name Host1 create devs AAA:AAB
    Create the storage group Host1 with specified range of devices
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name Host1 remove devs AAA:AAB
    Remove the device AAA to AAB from storage group Host1
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name Host1 remove devs AAA:AAB -unmap
    Remove the device AAA to AAB from storage group Host1 and also unmap from the FAs
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name Host1 remove devs AAA:AAB -unmap -celerra
    Remove the celerra device AAA to AAB from storage group Host1 and also unmap from the FAs
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name Host1 rename -new_name Host2
    Rename the Storage Gorup Host1 as Host2
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -wwn 1000000000000001 rename -alias Host1/HBA01
    Create/Rename Node Name(Host1) and Portname(HBA01) in Access-logix database for given WWN.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -wwn xxxx replace -new_wwn yyyy
    Replace all occurance of wwn xxxx with yyyy in array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 create view -name Host1_Allocation -sg Host1 -pg 3E0_4E0_13E0_14E0 -ig Host1
    Create a masking view combined with specified groups
  • symaccess -sid 1234 delete -name MyInitiator -type init
    Delete/Remove an empty initiator group.The "-force" must be used if the initiator group(IG) is not empty.We can't delete IG if it is part of a Masking View.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 delete -name MyPortGroup -type port
    Delete/Remove an empty port group.The "-force" must be used if the port group(PG) is not empty.We can't delete PG if it is part of any Masking View.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 delete -name MyStorageGroup -type storage
    Delete/Remove an empty storage group.The "-force" must be used if the storage group(SG) is not empty.We can't delete SG if it is part of a Masking View.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 delete view -name Host1_Allocation
    Delete view Host1_Allocation.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 delete view -name Host1_Allocation -unmap
    Delete view Host1_Allocation and also unmap all the device in associated storage group.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list
    List all Initiator, Port and Storage Groups Created for Array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -name MyGroup
    List all groups named MyGroup
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -name MyGroup -v
    List all groups named MyGroup and also shows the related Masking Views
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type init -name MyIG
    Find the number of child initiators in IG MyIG and number of associated Masking Views.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type init -name MyIG -v
    Find the number of child Initiator Groups in IG MyIG and also shows the associated Masking View.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type initiator
    List all Initiator Groups Created for Array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type initiator -wwn xxxx
    Check whether the HBA WWN xxxx is a member of any Initiator Group.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type port
    List all Port Groups Created for Array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type port -name MyPG
    Find the number of ports in Port Group MyPG and numbers of associated Masking views.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type port -name MyPG -v
    Find the number of ports in Port Group MyPG and also shows the associated Masking Views.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type storage
    List all Storage Groups Created for Array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type storage -dev AAA
    Check whether the device AAA is part of of any Storage Groups.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type storage -name MySg
    Find the number of devices in storage Group MySg and number of associated Masking Views.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -type storage -name MySg -v
    Find the number of devices in storage group MySg and also shows the associated Masking View
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list -v
    List all Initiator,Port and Storage Groups Created for Array 1234 along with related Masking Views
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list assignment -dev 9A0:9AF
    Shows the masking details of devices from 9A0 to 9AF
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list devinfo -ig MyInitiator
    List the details of devices assigned to the initiatorgroup MyInitiator
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list logins -dirport 12f:1
    List WWPNs logged in to FA port 12f:1
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list logins -wwn xxxx
    Check whether wwn xxx logged in to any of the FAs on array 1234.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list logins -wwn xxxx -v
    Check whether wwn xxx logged in to any of the FAs on array 1234."-v" options also provides the time of login change. This is helpful if the wwpn not logged in now on the FAs , but want to know when its got disconnected.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list no_assignments -dirport 12f:1
    Shows the devices are mapped to 12f:1 but not part of any masking view.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list view
    List masking views Created for Array 1234 with related groups details
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list view -name Host1_Allocation -detail
    Provides detailed infomation about the masking view .This output is same as 'symmaccess show view'.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list view -name Host1_Allocation -v
    This command shows more readable information about the associated Storage Group,Initiator Groups and Port Groups.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 remove -login -wwn 1000000000000001
    Completely remove the wwn 1000000000000001 from the login history table of vmax 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 remove -login -wwn 1000000000000001 -dirport 12g:1
    Delete the wwn 1000000000000001 on port 6g:1 from the login history table of vmax 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 show MyInitiatorGroup -type initiator
    Shows the contents of initiator group MyInitiatorGroup Created on Array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 show MyInitiatorGroup -type initiator -detail
    By including '-detail' option will shows the Flag settings like 'FCID Lockdown' ,'Consistent Lun'.. for each WWN number in the initiator group.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 show MyPortGroup -type port
    Shows the contents of port group MyPortGroup Createdon Array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 show MyStorageGroup -type storage
    Shows the contents of storage group MyStorageGroup Created on Array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 show view MyView
    Shows the contents of view MyView Created on Array 1234
  • symaccess -sid 1234 show view MyView -detail
    This command is the best option to see both parent and child initiator groups( cascaded initiator group) and associated devices for a masking view.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 show view Server_A_B_View -ig Server_B_IG
    Displays the content of view 'Server_A_B_View' with the WWN details of child-Initiator group 'Server_B_IG'.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 verify
    Verify the ACLX database in VMax 1234 is consistent.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 view -name Host1_Allocation rename -new_name Host2_Allocation
    Rename name of view Host1_Allocation as Host2_Allocation
  • symaccess -sid 1234 view -name Host1_Allocation rename -new_name Host2_Allocation
    Rename name of view Host1_Allocation as Host2_Allocation
  • symaccess list hba
    Shows the wwn of the local HBA and the devices assigned to those.

symapierr ( 1 Command )
Translate a SYMAPI error code to a meaningfull text.This also provides the respective error message for the error code.

  • symapierr 0
    SYMAPI return code '0' is the success code.This command will shows the text version of the error code ie, "SYMAPI_C_SUCCESS" and the respective message.

symbcv ( 3 Commands )
Performs various operations like Associate,Disassociate and list one or more BCV devices.

  • symbcv -g TestDg disassociate dev BBB
    Remove/Disassociates the device BBB from DG TestDg.
  • symbcv -sid 1234 -g TestDg associate dev BBB
    Add the BCV device BBB to the Device Group TestDg.
  • symbcv -sid 1234 list
    Lists all the BCV devices in array 1234 along with details like BCV-STD device,Status of the pair etc.

symcfg ( 37 Commands )
Discovers or displays Symmetrix configuration information.

  • symcfg -db
    Shows the configuration information about the current symapi database.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 -dir 4a -p 0 list -addr -avail
    List the LUN information / availability of lun ids on port 4a0 in array 1234 .
  • symcfg -sid 1234 -lockn 15 release -force
    Release the lock 15 held on array 1234 .
  • symcfg -sid 1234 -SA 6h -P 1 online
    Make the front-end port 6h:1 to online.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 -SA 6h -P 1offline
    Make the front-end port 6h:1 to offline.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -connections
    List all the hosts wlong with the OS version, connected to array 1234. This also give the information about the Service Processor of 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -da all
    Displays the online status of all Back-end directors.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -datadev -GB
    Displays the datadevices in array 1234 along with the pool information of each device is associated with.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -dir all
    Displays the online status of all directors( Frontend+Backend).
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -env_data
    Dispalys the information and status of arrays physical components like powersupply units Fans etc.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -fa all
    Displays wwn of all front-end director ports.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -fa all -port
    Displays online and connection status of all front-end director ports.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -lockn all
    List all the external locks held in Symmetrix array 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -memory
    shows the amount and details of memory configure in the array .
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -rdfg 3
    List details about rdf group 3 .
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -rdfg all
    List details about all the rdf groups in array.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -rdfg all -dynamic
    List details about all the dynamic rdf groups in array .
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -rdfg all -static
    List details about all the static rdf groups in array .
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -sa all
    Displays the online status of all Front-end directors.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -gb -thin -pool My_Pool
    List all the thin devices assoicated with thinpool My_Pool
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -bound -GB
    Lists all the thin devices in array 1234 which are bounded to a thin pool.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -GB
    List all the thin devices in array 1234.And also shows the thinpools associated to each device with the binding status.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -GB -detail
    With "detail" option ,this commands will displays the multiple thin pools that each TEVS binded with.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -range AAA:AAB -GB
    Lists thin devices starting from AAA to ABB and the pools which are bounded with.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -sg MySg
    Lists all the TDEVs in Storage Group MySg with the bounded poolname and other useful details.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -sg MySg -detail
    List all the TDEVs in Storage Group MySg with the bounded poolname and other useful details.This also displays actual bounded pool and also the pool which currently moved due to "rebind" or FAST Policy.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -unbound -GB
    Lists all the thin devices in array 1234 which are not bounded to any thin pools.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -thin -pool -GB
    List all the thinpools in array 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -thin -pool -GB -detail
    List all the thinpools in array 1234 along with Subscription percentage for each thin pool. subscription percentage=Total Bounded TDEV capacity/Total Thin Pool Capacity*100.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -v
    Displays detailed information about the Symmetrix Array 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 remove
    Remove the array 1234 from symcfg list.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 show -pool My_Pool -thin -GB
    List all the datadevices in thinpool My_Pool on array 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 show -pool My_Pool -thin -GB -detail
    List all the datadevices in thinpool My_Pool on array 1234.The '-detail' option also displays the configurable options like , Max. subscription Percentage etc.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 verify
    Check whether the SYMAPI database is in sync with the current configuration of array 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 198 list -rdfg 10 -rdfa
    Shows the specific SRDF/A information about the rdf group 10.
  • symcfg list
    A brief description of the all connected Symmetrix boxes.
  • symcfg list -status
    Check the configuartion and SYMAPI database status of all arrays.

symcli ( 3 Commands )
Know about the version, list of symcli commands ect..

  • symcli
    Displays the version of symapi.
  • symcli -def
    List of currently defined environmental variables .
  • symcli -env
    The list of ennvironmental variable that can be set for a SYMCLI session.

symclone ( 7 Commands )
Using for various control operations on Device Group,Composite Groups and devices in these groups or the device in the pair file.

  • symclone -g TestDg activate DEV001 sym ld DEV002
    Activate the clone session.This will make the traget devices in ReadWrite(RW) mode.If the session created with a "-copy" option(default create option is copy), this will start the background copy from source to target device.There won't be any background copy if the session created with "-nocopy" option.
  • symclone -g TestDg create DEV001 sym ld DEV002
    Create a clone copy session between the devices DEV001(source) and DEV002(target) in regular diskgroup TestDg. By default this will create a differentail session.That means, we can do a incremental recreate or restore later.This command will make the target device in Not Ready(NR).
  • symclone -g TestDg create DEV001 sym ld DEV002 -nocopy
    Create a "CopyOnAccess" clone session between the devices DEV001(source) and DEV002(target) in regular diskgroup TestDg.This wont start any background copying from source to target device even after activating the session.
  • symclone -g TestDg create DEV001 sym ld DEV002 -precopy
    Create a clone copy session between the devices DEV001(source) and DEV002(target) in regular diskgroup TestDg. This will start background copy from DEV001 to DEV002 after making the target device as NotReady(NR).
  • symclone -g TestDg recreate DEV001 sym ld DEV002
    Recreate a previously activated clone session.The session SHOULD NOT be created with a "-nocopy" or "-nondifferential" option.
  • symclone -g TestDg recreate DEV001 sym ld DEV002 -precopy
    Recreate a previously activated clone session.The session SHOULD NOT be created with a "-nocopy" or "-nondifferential" option.This will start an "incremental" background copy still keeping the target device in NR state.
  • symclone -g TestDg terminate DEV001 sym ld DEV002
    This will terminate the clone session between DEV001 and DEV002, deletes the pairing information from the storage array and removes any hold on target device.You have to 'Terminate' while the pair in 'Copied' state to get a fully valid data.

symconfigure ( 73 Commands )
This command used to perform control operations or configuration changes on Symmetrix arrays, and the array devices,groups,directors, and ports.

  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "activate dev AAAA:AAAB in pool MyThinPool , type = thin;" commit
    Activate DATA devices AAAA:AAAB in thin pool for use.Reads and writes can be done on allocated or unallocated space on Activated DATA devices.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "add dev AAA:AAB to pool MyThinPool, type=thin, member_state=ENABLE;" commit
    Add the DATA devices AAA to AAB to MyTHinPool and enable its state.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "add dev AAAA:AAAB to pool MyDSEPool, type=rdfa_dse, member_state=ENABLE;" commit
    Add SAVEDEVices AAAA:AAAB to DSE pool MyDSEPool and enable.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "add dev AAAA:AAAB to pool MySnapPool, type=snap, member_state=ENABLE;" commit
    Add SAVEDEVices AAAA:AAAB to SANP pool MySnapPool and enable.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "bind tdev AAA to pool MyPool preallocate size=ALL ;" commit
    Bind the device AAA to thin pool MyPool and prellocate the entire size of device.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "bind tdev AAA:AAB to pool MyPool preallocate size =5GB ;" commit
    Bind the TDEVS AAA and AAB( of 10GB each ) to thin pool MyPool and preallocate 5GB for each device.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "bind tdev AAA:AAB to pool MyPool;" commit
    Bind the TDEVS AAA and AAB to thin pool MyPool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "bind tdev in SG Server1_SG to pool My_Pool;" commit
    Bind the devices in Storage Group "Server1_SG" to thin pool "My_Pool"
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "convert rdf dev AAA to dynamic;" commit
    convert static SRDF device AAA to dynamic device.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create dev count=10, size=1025, emulation=FBA, config=TDEV;" commit
    Create 10 thin devices of cylinder size 1025( around 1GB ) with emulation type as FBA.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create dev count=10, size=10GB, emulation=FBA, config=TDEV, binding to pool=MyPool,preallocate size=5GB ;" commit
    Create 10 thin devices of size 20GB with emulation type as FBA , bind to thin pool MyPool and prellocate 5GB.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create dev count=10, size=10GB, emulation=FBA, config=TDEV, binding to pool=MyPool;" commit
    Create 10 thin devices of size 20GB with emulation type as FBA and also bind to thin pool MyPool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create dev count=10, size=18414, emulation=FBA, data_member_count=3, config=RAID-5, disk_group=2, dynamic_capability=dyn_rdf;" commit
    Create 10 RAID-5 devices of size 18414 cylinders , as emulation FBA from diskgroup 2 and also set the dynamic bit on those.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create dev count=10, size=20GB, emulation=FBA, config=TDEV;" commit
    Create 10 thin devices of size 20GB with emulation type as FBA.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create dev count=4, config=RAID-5, data_member_count=3, attribute=datadev, emulation=FBA, size=2GB, disk_group=1;" commit
    Create 4 RAID-5 DATADEVS of 2GB each in diskgroup1 with FBA emulation.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create gatekeeper count=10,emulation=FBA,type=thin;" commit
    Create 10 thin GateKeeper devices of emulation FBA. The size of each device will be ~3MB/3 cylinders.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create gatekeeper count=10,emulation=FBA;" commit
    Create 10 thick gatekeeper devices of FBA emulation. The size of each device will be ~3MB/3 cylinders.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create pool My_DSE_pool ,type = rdfa_dse;" commit
    Create a DSE pool for RDF/Asynchronous operations.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create pool My_Snap_pool ,type = snap;" commit
    Create a SNAP pool for snapshot operations.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create pool My_Thinpool ,type = thin;" commit
    Create a thin pool .
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "create pool ThinPool1 type =thin;" commit
    Create thinpool named "ThinPool1"
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "deactivate dev AAAA:AAAB in pool MyThinPool , type = thin;" commit
    Activate DATA devices AAAA:AAAB in thin pool for use.Reads and writes can be done on already allocated space on Activated DATA devices.No new allocations can be done on deactivated DATA devices.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "delete dev AAA:AAB;" commit
    delete the symdevs AAA:AAB.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "delete pool My_Snap_pool ,type = snap;" commit
    Delete SNAP pool My_Snap_pool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "delete pool MyThinPool , type=thin;" commit
    Delete an empty thin pool called MyThinPool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "delete pool My_DSE_pool ,type = rdfa_dse;" commit
    Delete DSE pool My_DSE_pool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "delete pool My_Thinpool ,type = thin;" commit
    Delete thin pool My_Thinpool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "disable dev AAA:AAB in pool MyThinPool, type=thin;" commit
    Disable DATA devices AAA and AAB in MyThinPool. If the DATA device to be used for thin extent allocation , it should be on enabled state. Once it is disabled , we can remove the DATA devices from thin pool. Symmetrix automatically initiates drain operation on disabled DATA devices without any disruption to the application. Once all the allocated extents are drained to other DATA devices, the disabled DATA devices can be removed from the thin pool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "dissolve meta dev AAAA:AAAF,BBBB;" commit
    dissolve meta heads AAAA to AAAF and BBBB.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "enable dev AAA:AAB in pool MyThinPool, type=thin;" commit
    Enable the DATA devices AAA and AAB in MyThinPool.Once enabled , a data device in a thin pool , can be use to allocate extents to its bounded thin devices.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "enable rdfa on ra_group 100,make_group_swappable=TRUE;" commit
    Enable RDF Asynchronous on rdf group 100 and make that role swappable.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "enable rdfa on ra_group 100;" commit
    Enable RDF Asynchronous on rdf group 100
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "form meta from dev AAA, config=striped, stripe_size=1920; add dev AAB to meta AAA;" commit
    Create a 2 member striped meta; AAA as meta head and AAB as member.
    utility for DMX , utility for Vmax
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "form meta from dev AAAA, config=concatenated;add dev AAAB to meta AAAA;" commit
    Create 2 member concatenated meta device , AAAA as meta head.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "form meta from dev AAAA, config=striped, stripe_size=1920;add dev AAAB to meta AAAA;" commit
    Create 2 member striped meta , device AAAA as meta head.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "map dev AAAA to dir 3e:0 lun=AF;" commit
    Map device AAAA to FA port 3e:0 , with lun id as AF
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "rebind tdev AAAA:AAAB to pool T2_2TB;" commit
    Bind devices AAAA:AAAB , which are already bounded to a thin pool , to another thin pool T2_2TB.The already written data on the earlier bounded pool will not migrated to the newly bounded pool.The upcoming writes will go to the newly bounded pool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "remove dev AAA from pool MyThinPool, type=thin;" commit
    Remove DATA device AAA from MyTHinPool.AAA must be disabled before executing this command.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "remove dev AAAB from meta AAAA;" commit
    Remove a meta member AAAB from meta AAAA.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "rename pool MyOldThinPool to MyNewThinPool type = thin;" commit
    Rename thin pool MyOldThinPool to MyNewThinPool .
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "rename pool My_Thinpool to My_New_Thinpool type =thin;" commit
    Rename thin pool My_Thinpool to My_New_Thinpool.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "reserve dev AAA;" -owner Rajesh -comment "Reserved for Migration" reserve -nop
    Reserve the device AAA for migration.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set dev AAA attribute=dyn_rdf;" preview
    With 'cmd" option we can mention the commands to be executed along with the symconfigure command itself and thus avoid the creation of a command file.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set dev AAAA device_name='testdevice' ;" commit
    set the device_name identifier for device "AAAA" as "testdevice".These devices can be listed by command "symdev -sid 1234 list -identifier device_name" .
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set dev AAAA NO device_name ; " commit
    Remove the device_name identifier ,"testdevice" for device AAAA.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set device ABCD emulation=CELERRA_FBA;" commit
    Convert FBA Device ABCD to a CELERA Device.( The current emulation type of the device ABCD is FBA.)
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set device ABCD emulation=FBA;" commit
    Convert a CELERA_FBA device to FBA.(the existing emulation type of device ABCD is CELERA_FBA)
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set disk_group 5, disk_group_name = Tier2_400GB;" commit
    Assign a name "Tier2_400GB" to disk group 5.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set pool MyThinPool, type=thin, max_subs_percent=150;" commit
    set the maximum over subscription ratio of thin pool to 150%. If want to keep unlimited ratio , give value as "none".
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set symmetrix concurrent_rdf=ENABLE;" commit
    Enables the concurrent SRDF Feature in a Symmetric Array.This will enable to create SRDF-R1 devices with multiple R2s.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set symmetrix dynamic_concurrent_rdf=ENABLE;" commit
    enables the concurrent SRDF capability in the array level, where can have multiple R2s for a single R1 dynamic rdf device.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set symmetrix dynamic_rdf=ENABLE;" commit
    Enables the Dynamic RDF capabilty of the array.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "start allocate on tdev AAAA:AABB start_cyl=0 end_cyl = last_cyl;" commit
    Allocate the tdevs AAAA to AABB to 100% of its defined size.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "start free on tdev AAA:AAF start_cyl =0 end_cyl = last_cyl;" commit
    Reclaim the allocated but unwritten space of thin pool space for the mentioned tdevs.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "start reclaim on tdev AAA:AAF allocate_type = persistent;" commit
    Reclaim the allocated but unwritten space as well as the allocated thin pool space completely written with zeros, even it is allocated as persistent .
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "start reclaim on tdev AAA:AAF;" commit
    Reclaim the allocated but unused space as well as the pool space completely written with zeros.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "unbind tdev AAAA:AAAB from pool T2_2TB;" commit
    Unbind thin devices AAAA to AAAB from it bounded thin pool T2_2TB.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "unbind tdev in DG Server_1_dg from pool T2_2TB;" commit
    Unbind all the thin devices as part of device group Server_1_dg, from its bounded thin pool ,T2_2TB.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "unbind tdev in SG Server_1_sg from pool T2_2TB;" commit
    Unbind all the thin devices as part of Storage group Server_1_wg, from its bounded thin pool ,T2_2TB.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "unmap dev AAAA:AAAB from dir ALL:ALL;" commit
    Unmap devices AAAA and AAAB from all the mapped FA ports.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "unmap dev AAAA:AAAB from dir 3e:0;" commit
    Unmap devices AAAA and AAAB only from the mapped FA port, 3e:0.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "unmap dev AAAA:AAAB from dir 3e:ALL;" commit
    Unmap devices AAAA and AAAB only from the mapped FA ports, 3e:0 and 3e:1.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "unmap dev AAAA:AAAB from dir ALL:ALL,devmask_access = remove;" commit
    unmap devices AAAA and AAAB from all the mapped FA ports, also removes the masking.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -f command_file.txt commit
    Apply the changes defined in the command file.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -f command_file.txt prepare
    The prepare option will validate the command syntax and Verify the appropriateness of the changes and operations.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -f command_file.txt preview
    Validates the syntax of the commands in 'command_file.txt' and also verify the configuration changes.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 abort
    Abort a configuration session started earlier.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 list -freespace -units mb
    Shows the Formatted and Unformatted freespace in MegaBytes on array 1234
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 list -reserved
    List the reserved devices in array 1234.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 list -v
    Shows the configuration informations like the micro-code version , whether the Dynamic RDF is enabled or not etc..
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 query
    Check the status of a running configuration change.
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 release -reserve_id 10 -nop
    Release the reservation on device(s).
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 verify
    Verify the current symmetrix configuration is ready for a configuration change.

symdev ( 55 Commands )
Performs operations on a Symmetrix device name.

  • symdev -sid 1234 -dev AAA:AAC,DDD bind -pool MyThinPool
    Bind devices AAA:AAC and DDD to thin pool MyThinPool .( required SE 7.6+ and Enginuity 5876+ )
  • symdev -sid 1234 -dev AAA:AAC,DDD rebind -pool MyThinPool
    Rebind devices AAA:AAC,DDD to the thin pool , MyThinPool.( required SE 7.6+ and Enginuity 5876+ )
  • symdev -sid 1234 -dev AAA:AAC,DDD unbind
    Unbind the devices AAA:AAC,DDD from its respective binded thin pools.( required SE 7.6+ and Enginuity 5876+ )
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -devs AAA:AAC,BBB,CCC
    List the devices AAA to AAC,BBB and CCC along with the informations like ConfigType,Status,Size etc.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -technology EFD
    Lists all the FLASH thick devices on VMax 1234
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -technology FC
    Lists all the FC thick devices on VMax 1234
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -technology SATA
    Lists all the SATA thick devices on VMax 1234
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -aclx
    Lists the VCM Devices in DMX and Accesslogix devices in Vmax Array
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -all
    List all devices in symmetrix 1234.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -datadev
    This commands will provide the list of DATA devices created in array 1234.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -datadev -nonpooled
    List all the free DATADEVs , those are not assigned to any thinpool.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -devs AAA:AAC,BBB,CCC -cyl
    List the devices AAA to AAC,BBB and CCC along with the informations like ConfigType,Status,Size etc.The size of the devices will be displayed in cylinders
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -devs AAA:AAC,BBB,CCC -wwn
    List the full WWPN of the respective devices
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -dldev
    Lists all the diskless devices(DLDEV) in array 1234.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -dynamic
    List all devices whose dyn_rdf attribute set .
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -emulation celerra
    List all celerra devices .
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -emulation FBA
    List all FBA emulated devices .
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -fast
    List all the devices which are FAST controlled.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -firstport
    Lists the devices , those mapped to atleast one FA port.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -hotspare
    Checks whether hotspare invoked in the array .
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -identifier device_name
    List the symdevs along with its Name
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -inventory
    Lists the grouped list of various devices like RAID-5 2-Way_Mirror etc..
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -N 10
    List first 10 devices in array 1234.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -nobcv
    Lists all the standard, non-bcv devices .
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -nomember
    List all the devices in array 1234 , except meta members.( all the meta heads and non-meta devices )
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -noport
    List the devices which are not mapped to any ports.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -noport -meta
    List all unmapped meta devices .
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -notrdf
    List all the non-srdf devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -pinned
    Lists all the devices which are user pinned devices( User Pinned devices will not be moved by FAST Controller , but may be moved by Optimizer or Symmigrate)
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -r1
    List all the RDF1 devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -r1 -dynamic
    List all the dyn_rdf1 enabled devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -r2
    List all the RDF2 devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -r2 -dynamic
    List all the dyn_rdf2 enabled devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -r21
    List all the RDF21 devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -range AAA:AAC
    List the devices AAA to AAC along with the informations like ConfigType,Status,Size etc.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -range ABC:ABE -multiport
    List the devices from ABC:ABE with the mapped FA information if they are assigned to more than one FA port.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -range ABC:ABE -v
    show the detailed information of devices ABC to ABE.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -rdfg 10
    List all the SRDF device belongs to RDF Group 10
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -sg MySg
    List all the devices in Storage Group "MySg" along with its type,state and size.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -spare
    Checks whether hotspare invoked in the array .
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -tdev
    list all thin devices in array 1234
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -tdev -bound
    Lists all the tdevs in the array 1234 , which are binded with a thinpool.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -tdev -noport
    list all thin devices in array 1234 which are not mapped
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -tdev -unbound
    List all the tdevs in the array 1234 , which are NOT binded with any thinpool.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -vcm
    Lists the VCM Devices in DMX and Accesslogix devices in Vmax Array.
  • symdev -sid 1234 not_ready -devs AAA:BBB
    Make "Not Ready" the devices AAA to BBB.
  • symdev -sid 1234 not_ready ABC
    set the device status as "Not Ready".
  • symdev -sid 1234 pin AAA
    Pin the device AAA on Vmax 1234.User Pinned devices will not be moved by FAST Controller , but may be moved by Optimizer or Symmigrate
  • symdev -sid 1234 ready -devs AAA:BBB
    Set ready the status of all devices from AAA to BBB .
  • symdev -sid 1234 ready ABC
    Set the status of the device ABC to "Ready".
  • symdev -sid 1234 show ABC
    show the detailed information about device ABC.
  • symdev -sid 1234 unpin AAA
    Unpin the device AAA on Vmax 1234.User Pinned devices will not be moved by FAST Controller , but may be moved by Optimizer or Symmigrate .
  • symdev -sid 1234 write_disable -devs AAA:BBB,BBD -SA all
    Write disable the devices AAA:BBB and BBD on all directors.
  • symdev -sid 1234 write_disable ABC -SA 3a -p 0
    Write disable the device ABC on FA port 3a:0.
  • symdev -sid 1234 write_disable ABC -SA all
    Write disable the device ABC from through all directors.

symdg ( 15 Commands )
Performs various operations on Symmetrix Device Group like creation,deletion and importing.

  • symdg -g MyDg -sid 1234 addall -devs AAA,BBB,CCC,DDD:DDF
    Add devices AAA,BBB,CCC,DDD:DDF to devicegroup MyDg
  • symdg -g MyDg -sid 1234 rmall -devs AAA,BBB,CCC,DDD:DDF
    Remove devices AAA,BBB,CCC,DDD:DDF from devicegroup MyDg
  • symdg -g MyDg remove ld DEV002
    Remove logical device DEV002 from device group MyDG.
  • symdg -sid 1234 -g mydg move DEV002 yourdg
    Move the device DEV003 from mydg to yourdg( both DGs must be in same RDFG.
  • symdg -sid 1234 -g mydg moveall yourdg
    Move all the devices from mydg to yourdg( both DGs must be in same RDFG.
  • symdg -sid 1234 export mydg -f mydgfile.txt
    Export mydg to file mydgfile.txt.
  • symdg -sid 1234 exportall -f mydgfile.txt
    Export all device groups created in array 1234 to file mydgfile.txt.
  • symdg -sid 1234 import mydg -f mydgfile.txt
    Create mydg from the file mydgfile.txt which created earlier using export option.
  • symdg -sid 1234 importall -f mydgfile.txt
    Create all device groups from the file mydgfile.txt which created earlier using exportall option.
  • symdg -sid 1234 list
    List device groups which include the devices from array 1234.
  • symdg -sid 1234 list -v
    This will list all the devicegroups belongs to 1234 , and also the devices in it. This is equal to "show" each device groups in the array.
  • symdg create mydg -type rdf1
    Create device group mydg of rdf1 type .
  • symdg delete mydg -force
    Delete device group mydg.
  • symdg rename mydg yourdg
    Renames the mydg to yourdg.
  • symdg show mydg
    Shows members/details of mydg.

symdisk ( 11 Commands )
Displays configuration and status of disks and their hypers within Symmetrix arrays.

  • symdisk -sid 1234 list
    List of total disks in the array.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 list -by_diskgroup
    Displays all the disks in array by disk groups.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 list -disk_group 1
    Displays all the disks in disk group 1.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 list -dskgrp_summary
    This provides a brief summary of all diskgroups in array 1234 along with speed , size and type of disks.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 list -failed
    List all the failed drives in array 1234.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 list -hotspares
    List Hotspares configured in the array.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 list -isspare
    List Hotspares configured in the array.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 list -v -spare_info
    Displays the details of all hotspare in the array.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 show 1A:C12
    Shows the detailed information like speed and HYPERS of the disk 1A:C12.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 show 1A:C12 -gaps
    Shows the available space(GAPS) on the disk 1A:C12.
  • symdisk -sid 1234 show 1A:C12 -gaps_only
    Shows only the available space(GAPS) on the disk 1A:C12.

symfast ( 21 Commands )
Performs FAST operations on tiers, storage groups, policies and FAST controller.

  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp -fp_name F_Policy1 add -tier_name Tier2 -max_sg_percent 30
    Add a Tier "Tier2" to an existing Policy "F_Policy1" with 30% SG Capacity.
  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp -fp_name F_Policy1 delete
    Delete the FAST Policy "F_Policy1".This policy should not be associated with any Storage Groups.
  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp -fp_name F_Policy1 delete -force
    Delete the FAST Policy "F_Policy1" which has tiers on it.This policy should not be associated with any Storage Groups.
  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp -fp_name F_Policy1 modify -tier_name Tier2 -max_sg_percent 20
    Modify the limit of the tier capacity available to a storage group to 20%.
  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp -fp_name F_Policy1 remove -tier_name Tier2
    Remove the tier "Tier2" from the associated policy "F_Policy1"
  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp -fp_name Tier2 rename -name Tier2_New
    Rename the FAST Policy "Tier2" to "Tier2_New"
  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp_name F_Policy1 associate -sg MySg -priority 2
    Associate Storage Group "MySg" with FAST Policy "F_Policy1" and assign priority 2.
  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp_name F_Policy1 disassociate -sg MySg
    Disassociate Storage Group "MySg" from FAST Policy "F_Policy1".
  • symfast -sid 1234 -fp_name F_Policy1 modify -sg MySg -priority 1
    Change the priority of "MySg" in policy "F_Policy1" to 1
  • symfast -sid 1234 create -name F_Policy1
    Create a FAST Policy "F_Policy1" in array 1234
  • symfast -sid 1234 create -name F_Policy1 -tier_name Tier0 -max_sg_percent 60
    Create a FAST Policy "F_Policy1" in array 1234 and add tier "Tier0" with a capacity of 30% of a storage group.
  • symfast -sid 1234 disable -dp
    Disable FAST controller for Virtual Pool provisioning.
  • symfast -sid 1234 disable -vp
    Disable FAST controller for disk group provisioning.
  • symfast -sid 1234 enable -dp
    Enable FAST controller for Virtual Pool provisioning.
  • symfast -sid 1234 enable -vp
    Enable FAST controller for disk group provisioning.
  • symfast -sid 1234 list -association -demand -sg MySg
    Shows the Tier usage of devices in MySG.
  • symfast -sid 1234 list -fp
    List all the FAST Policies in array 1234 along with the number of Tiers and Storage Groups(SG) .
  • symfast -sid 1234 list -fp -dp
    List all the FAST Policies in array 1234 , which contains Disk Group Tiers.
  • symfast -sid 1234 list -fp -vp
    List all the FAST Policies in array 1234 , which contains Virtual Pool Tiers.
  • symfast -sid 1234 list -state
    Displays the state of both Disk Provisioning(DP) and Virtual Provisioning(VP) FAST Controller.
  • symfast -sid 1234 show -fp_name Tier1
    Lists all the storage groups and Tiers associated with the FAST Policy in array 1234

symgate ( 2 Commands )
The symgate command performs operations on a local gatekeeper device like defining a host device as a gatekeeper device, listing the gatekeeper devices etc..

  • symgate -sid 1234 define dev 00AA
    Define the symdev 00AA as Gatekeeper Device.
  • symgate list
    Lists all Gatekeeper devices in the local host.

syminq ( 5 Commands )
SCSI Disk and HBA information on the local host.

  • syminq
    Lists all physical devices attached to local host.
  • syminq -mapinfo
    List all physical devices with target ports which are mapped.
  • syminq -symmids
    List the local devices along with the serial number of corresponding array.
  • syminq -wwn
    List all physical devices with its corresponding WWPNs attached to local host.
  • syminq hba
    Shows the HBA details of the local host like HBA Name , WWN etc..

symld ( 7 Commands )
Performs operations on one or more STD, BCV, TGT or VDEV devices in a device group (DG).

  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 add dev ABC DEV006
    Add the RDF device ABC to device group mydg as DEV006
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 addall -devs AAA:AAC,AAF
    Add multiple devices to DG "mydg"
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 addall -range AAA:AAC,AAF
    Add multiple devices to DG "mydg"
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 rmall -devs AAA:AAC,AAF
    Remove multiple devices from DG "mydg"
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 rmall -range AAA:AAC,AAF
    Remove multiple devices from DG "mydg"
  • symld -g mydg remove DEV006
    Remove DEV006 form device group mydg.
  • symld -g mydg rename DEV001 DEV002
    Rename the logical dev DEV001 to DEV002 in DG mydg.

symlmf ( 7 Commands )
Command used to manage the licenses with Solution Enabler.

  • symlmf add -type se -license FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF
    Register the Traditional Solution Enabler License key FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF.
  • symlmf delete -type se -license FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF
    Delete the Traditional Solution Enabler License key FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF.
  • symlmf -sid 1234 -type emclm query
    Query the array based licenses and display the usage in vmax 1234
  • symlmf -sid 1234 -type emclm show
    Show the contents of array based license file installed in Vmax 1234
  • symlmf -sid 1234 add -type emclm -file LiceneFileFromEMC
    Add Symmetrix Array based licenses in Vmax 1234
  • symlmf -sid 1234 list -type emclm
    List the the Array based licenses installed in Vmax 1234
  • symlmf list -type se
    List the Traditional Solution Enabler License.

symmask ( 10 Commands )
Mask or Unmask the symmetrix devices or list the wwn logins.

  • symmask -sid 1234 -dir 4a -p 0 list logins
    List out wwns logged through port 4a0 .
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn 1000000000000001 rename Host1/HBA01
    Create/Rename Node Name(Host1) and Portname(HBA01) in VCMDB for given WWN.
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn xxxx -dir 4a -p 0 add devs ABC,ABD
    Mask the devices ABC and ABD to given wwn in 1234 arrray .
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn xxxx -dir 4a -p 0 remove devs ABC,ABD
    Unmask the devices ABC and ABD from given wwn in 1234 arrray .
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn xxxx -dir 4a -p 0 remove devs ABC,ABD -unmap
    Unmask the devices ABC and ABD from given wwn in 1234 array and also unmap from the mapped director 4a:0
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn xxxx replace yyyy
    Replace all occurance of wwn xxxx with yyyy in array 1234.
  • symmask -sid 1234 delete -logins -wwn xxx
    Delete the login history of wwn xxx from all FA logged ports.
  • symmask -sid 1234 list logins -wwn xxx
    Check whether wwn xxx logged in to any of the FAs on array 1234.
  • symmask -sid 1234 refresh
    Refresh the VCM Data Base after a masking and unmasking operation.
  • symmask list hba
    List HBA details of the host.

symmaskdb ( 4 Commands )
Initialize back-up, restore and show the contents of the device masking VCMDB.

  • symmaskdb -sid 1234 -awwn hba_alias list devs
    List the devices masked to given alias hba name .
  • symmaskdb -sid 1234 -dev ABC list assign
    List the masking details of the dev ABC .
  • symmaskdb -sid 1234 -wwn xxxxxxx list devs
    List the devices masked to given wwn number .
  • symmaskdb -sid 1234 list database -v
    Lists the detailed VCMDB database which includes all the FA ports , the WWN associated with it and the devices masked to those.Also shows the flag status like "Visibility"," Lun Offset" ect ..

symmir ( 6 Commands )
Symmetrix BCV control operations on a device group, composite group, devices within the group, or on devices within a file.The operations are like associate,disassociate,establish etc..

  • symmir -g TestDg cancel
    Terminate the relationship between the standard and BCV devices in device group TestDg.
  • symmir -g TestDg establish -full
    Establiash the relationship between the standard and BCV devices in Device Group TestDg.
  • symmir -g TestDg query
    Query the device Group TestDg
  • symmir -g TestDg split
    Split the pair in device group TestDg
  • symmir -sid 1234 -g TestDg attach DEV001 BCV ld BCV001
    Attach the standard device in DG TestDg with the BCV device BCV001.This will become the preferred BCV device to be paired with the standard device when a full establish or full restore action is issued.
  • symmir -sid 1234 -g TestDg detach DEV001 BCV ld BCV001
    Detach the standard device DEV001 in the TestDg from the BCV device BCV001.

symqos ( 7 Commands )
View or change the copy priorities on a range of devices or on the members of a device group.

  • symqos -g MyRDFDg list
    Shows all the devices in MyRDFDg along with background copy priority for each devices.
  • symqos -g MyRDFDg set RDF pace 8
    Set the background copy priority of the devices in MyRDFDg to priority 8. priority can be set between 0(Fastest) to 16(Slowest).
  • symqos -g MyRDFDg set RDF pace STOP
    Stop the background initiated copy of the devices in MyRDFDg.
  • symqos -g MyRDFDg set RDF pace URGENT
    Set the background copy priority of the devices in MyRDFDg to the maximum.
  • symqos -sid 1234 list
    List the Background copy priority of devices in array 1234.
  • symqos -sid 1234 list -devs AAA:BBB,EEE
    Lists the background copy priorities( CLONE,BCV,RDF etc ) of devices.
  • symqos -sid 1234 set RDF pace 8 -devs AAA:BBB,EEE
    Set the background copy priority of the given RDF devices to priority 8. priority can be set between 0(Fastest) to 16(Slowest).

symrdf ( 25 Commands )
Performs various SRDF operations symmetrix devices.Also performs dynamic RDF group controls:Adding,modifying or removing a dynamic RDF group.

  • symrdf -g mydg establish -full
    Establish a full copy on the devices in MyDg
  • symrdf -g mydg query
    Query device group.
  • symrdf -g mydg split
    Split the srdf pair for devices given in mydg.
  • symrdf -sid 000000001234 -label dynagrp150 -dir 3h,4h,13h,14h -rdfg 100 -remote_sid 000000005678 -remote_dir 7h,8h,9h,10h -remote_rdfg 100 addgrp
    This command will create a dynamic rdf group 150 from array 1234( RA Port-3h,4h,13h,14h ->5678( RA Port 7h,8h,9h,10h) with label 'dynagrp150'.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -file rdf.txt deletepair -force
    Delete the srdf pairing between R1/R2 and return them to stanadard.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -file rdf.txt movepair -new_rdfg 4
    Moves the SRDF devices from rdf group 3 to 4.We need to split the pair before doing this operation.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -file rdf.txt query
    Query the Devices by using device pair file.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -file rdf.txt set mode acp_disk
    Change the current SRDF mode of the pair file devices to Adaptive disk mode.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -file rdf.txt set mode acp_wp
    Change the current SRDF mode of the pair file devices to Adaptive Copy write pending mode.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -file rdf.txt set mode sync
    Change the current SRDF mode of the pair file devices to Synchronous
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -file rdf_pair.txt query -i 5
    Queries the pair devices mentioned in the pairfile "rdf_pair.txt" in every 5 seconds.This command also shows the estimated time to sync up all the devices if those are currently in "sync in progress" state.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -type rdf1 -file rdf.txt createpair -establish -rdf_mode sync
    Establish the SRDF relation between the devices given in the file rdf.txt from array 1234(R1) and remote box according to the rdf group .This command start copying between R1 and R2 in SYNC mode.( default is acp_disk mode )
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -type rdf1 -file rdf.txt createpair -invalidate R2
    Establish the SRDF relation between the devices given in the file rdf.txt from array 1234(R1) and remote box according to the rdf group .This command can be used to just create the pair without starting the data copy from R1 to R2 .
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -type rdf1 -file rdf.txt establish -full
    This command start full copy from R1 to R2 devices. The SRDF pairs are already created .
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -type rdf1 -file rdf.txt failover
    This will make the R1 devices Write Disabled , R2 Write Enabled to host , and logical connections between R1 to R2 in to Not Ready state.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -type rdf1 -file rdf.txt split
    Split the R1 and R2 devices by stopping the replication. This will make R2 also in Read/Write mode along with R1 . The link will go to NotReady(NR) state.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -type rdf1 -file rdf.txt suspend
    Suspend the replication from R1 to R2 devices.R1 will be in R/W, R2 in W/D and link will be in NR state.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -type rdf1 -file rdf.txt -g mydg createpair -establish
    Establish the SRDF relation between the devices given in the file rdf.txt from array 1234(R1) and remote box according to the rdf group .This command start sync between R1 and R2 and also add these devices after creating the device group mydg
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -type rdf1 -file rdf.txt resume
    Resume the suspend the replication from R1 to R2 devices.R1 will be in R/W, R2 in W/D and link will be in ready state.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 list -concurrent
    List all the RDF devices in array 1234 as part of a concurrent SRDF setup( both R1 and R2).
  • symrdf -sid 1234 list -diskless_rdf
    View all the diskless rdf devices(DLDEV) in array 1234.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 list -dynamic -both
    List the SRDF swappable devices in array 1234.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 list -rdfg all
    This command will list all the SRDF devices in all rdf groups.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 ping
    Ping the array 1234 through SRDF links and check the links are up and and running.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 removegrp -rdfg 100
    Remove dynamic RA group 100 from array 1234.

symsg ( 29 Commands )
Performs various operations like create,list,show,export,copy on Storage Groups(SG) in a Vmax array.

  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup add dev AAAA
    Add a single device to MyStorageGroup
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup add sg ChildSG1,ChildSG2,ChildSG3
    Add child Storage Groups to the parent SG MyStorageGroup.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup addall devs -dev AAAA:AAAF,BBBB
    Add more than one devices to MyStorageGroup.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup not_ready
    Change the status of all the devices in SG 'MyStorageGroup' from READY to NOT READY.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup ready
    Set the status of all devices in SG 'MyStorageGroup' to READY.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup remove dev AAAA
    Remove a single device from MyStorageGroup
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup remove sg ChildSG1,ChildSG2,ChildSG3
    Remove child Storage Groups from the parent SG MyStorageGroup.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup rmall devs -dev AAAA:AAAF,BBBB
    Remove more than one devices from MyStorageGroup.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup rw_enable
    Write enable all the devices in SG 'MyStorageGroup'
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup set -bw_max 500
    Set the maximum HOST I/O limit in MB per second to maximum 500MB/s for MyStorageGroup .( can be set from from 1 to 100000 MB/s )
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup set -bw_max NOLIMIT
    Set the maximum HOST I/O limit in MB per second to UNLIMITED MB/s for MyStorageGroup .
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup set -iops_max 1000
    Set the maximum HOST I/O limit in I/O per second to maximum 1000 IO/second for MyStorageGroup .( can be set from 100 to 100000 IO/sec )
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup set -iops_max NOLIMIT
    Set the maximum HOST I/O limit in I/O per second to UNLIMITED IO/second for MyStorageGroup .
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup write_disable
    Write Disable all the devices in SG 'MyStorageGroup'
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg OldSG move AAAA NewSG
    Move a devices from Storage Group "OldSG" to another Storage Group called "NewSG" . We have to use "-force" , if "OldSG" part of any Masking View.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg OldSG move AAAA NewSG -force
    Move the device 'AAAA' from OldSG to NewSG. OldSG is a part of masking view. This will not remove the mapping from the ports associated with Masking view part of OldSG.
  • symsg -sid 1234 create MyStorageGroup
    Create a new SG,'MySrorageGroup' in Vmax Array 1234
  • symsg -sid 1234 delete MySrorageGroup -force
    Deletes the SG 'MySrorageGroup' which contains devices but not associated with any Masking View.
  • symsg -sid 1234 delete MyStorageGroup
    Deletes the empty SG 'MySrorageGroup' from 1234.The SG should not be associated with any Masking View.
  • symsg -sid 1234 export MyStorageGroup -file mystoragegroup.txt
    Export the device information from SG to the text file.
  • symsg -sid 1234 exportall -storagegroups.txt
    exports the device information from all the SGs from 1234 array to the text file storagegroups.txt
  • symsg -sid 1234 import MyStorageGroup -file MystorageGroup.txt
    Create SG 'MyStorageGroup' from the earlier exported file MystorageGroup.txt.
  • symsg -sid 1234 importall -file MystorageGroups.txt
    Create storage groups from the earlier exported file MystorageGroup.txt.Storage Group names will be created according to the names in text file.
  • symsg -sid 1234 list
    List all the storage groups in Vmax array 1234 along with informations like whether the SG a member of Masking View and is a part of FAST Policy.
  • symsg -sid 1234 list -v
    the -v options displays the member devices of Storage Groups along with other details given by list.
  • symsg -sid 1234 list -v
    the -v options displays the member devices of Storage Groups along with other details given by list.
  • symsg -sid 1234 rename MyStorageGroup MyNewStorageGroup
    Rename SG MyStorageGroup to MyNewStorageGroup
  • symsg -sid 1234 sg2dg MyStorageGroup MyDg -R1
    Create a new device group MyDg which contains all the RDF1 devices from Storage Group MyStorageGroup.
  • symsg -sid 1234 show MyStorageGroup
    Shows the devices in MyStorageGroup along with its Masking View and FAST Policy association status.

symstat ( 1 Command )
Shows statistics about Symmetrix arrays, directors, disks, device groups and devices.

  • symstat -sid 1234 -dev AAAB -i 5
    Displays the I/O statistics for device AAAB, in an interval of 5 seconds.

symtier ( 13 Commands )
Create and manage storage tiers which can be used with FAST Policies.

  • symtier -sid 234 create -name Tier3 -tgt_raid5 -tgt_prot 3+1 -technology SATA -vp -pool TP3_2000GB
    Create a Virtual Provisioned(VP) tier named "Tier3" from Thin Pool TP3_2000GB of type RAID-5(3+1)
  • symtier -sid 1234 -tier_name Tier3 add -pool TP3_1000GB
    Add thin pool TP3_1000GB to the existing Storage Tier "Tier3".TP3_1000GB should not be included in any other Tier.
  • symtier -sid 1234 -tier_name Tier3 remove -pool TP3_1000GB
    Remove thin pool TP3_1000GB from the existing Storage Tier "Tier3".We cannot remove all thin pools from a VP tier if the tier is part of a FAST policy. And also, we cannot remove a pool from a tier if the tier is in an associated policy,and a device in the storage group is bound to the pool.
  • symtier -sid 1234 -tier_name Tier1 add -dsk_grp 3
    Add disk_group 3 to the existing Storage Tier "Tier1".
  • symtier -sid 1234 -tier_name Tier1 remove -dsk_grp 3
    Remove disk_group from the existing Storage Tier "Tier1".
  • symtier -sid 1234 create -name Tier1 -inc_type static -tgt_raid5 -tgt_prot 3+1 -technology EFD -dsk_grp 1
    Create Diskroup Povisioned(DP) tier named "Tier1" from disk_group 1 of type RAID-5.The type of the disk in disk_group 1 is EFD.
  • symtier -sid 1234 delete -tier_name Tier0
    Delete tier "Tier0" .
  • symtier -sid 1234 delete -tier_name Tier2 -force
    Delete non-empty static DP tier "Tier2"
  • symtier -sid 1234 list
    Lists all the storage tiers in array 1234.( both DiskGroup(DP) and Virtual Pool(VP) Tiers )
  • symtier -sid 1234 list -dp
    Lists only DiskGroup provisioned Tiers.
  • symtier -sid 1234 list -vp
    List only VirtualPool(Thin Pool) provisioned Tiers.
  • symtier -sid 1234 rename -tier_name Tier0 -name Tier0_New
    Rename tier "Tier0" to "Tier0_New".
  • symtier -sid 1234 show -tier_name Tier0
    Displays detailed information about tier 'Tier0".