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Symcli Commands

A searchable database of Solution Enabler commands to manage Dell EMC DMX, VMax, VMax3 and PowerMax storage arrays.

symaccess commands

Specifically using for Vmax Allocation to do various operations on Masking view and related Groups.
76 Commands
  • 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 Masking 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

    List 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 1000000000000001 remove

    Remove HBA WWN 1000000000000001 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.
  • 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. Do not use -unmap option if we want to keep the devices mapped to the front end ports. These devices need be unmapped manually later using symconfigure command.
  • 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 -type storage -name ParentSG add sg ChildSG1,ChildSG2

    Add the existing child storage groups ChildSG1 and ChildSG2 to the parent Storage Group ParentSG
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name ParentSG create sg ChildSG1,ChildSG2

    Create a new parent Storage Group called ParentSG and add the existing child storage groups ChildSG1 and ChildSG2 to it.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 -type storage -name ParentSG remove sg ChildSG1,ChildSG2

    Remove the child storage groups ChildSG1 and ChildSG2 from the parent Storage Group ParentSG
  • 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 1000000000000001 replace -new_wwn 1000000000000002

    Replace all occurance of wwn 1000000000000001 with 1000000000000002 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 1000000000000001

    Check whether the HBA WWN 1000000000000001 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 1000000000000001

    Check whether wwn 1000000000000001 logged in to any of the FAs on array 1234.
  • symaccess -sid 1234 list logins -wwn 1000000000000001 -v

    Check whether wwn 1000000000000001 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.

symacl commands

Sets up or updates Symmetrix access control information.
21 Commands
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file add_devices_to_acc_pool.txt commit

    add_devices_to_acc_pool.txt
    ------------------------
    add dev AAAAA:AAAAB to accpool MY_ACC_POOL;


    Add devices AAAAA and AAAAB to MY_ACC_POOL in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file add_hostaccid_to_acc_group.txt commit

    add_hostaccid_to_acc_group.txt
    ------------------------
    add host accid 12345678-12345678-12345678 name Server001 to accgroup MY_ACC_GROUP;


    Add host id of Server001 to access group MY_ACC_GROUP in symmetrix array 1234. The host id can be obtained by running symacl -uniqe on Server001.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file create_new_acc_group.txt commit

    create_new_acc_group.txt
    ------------------------
    create accgroup MY_ACC_GROUP


    Create a new access group called MY_ACC_GROUP in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file create_new_acc_pool.txt commit

    create_new_acc_pool.txt
    ------------------------
    create accpool MY_ACC_POOL;


    Create a new access pool called MY_ACC_POOL in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file delete_acc_group.txt commit

    delete_acc_group.txt
    ------------------------
    delete accgroup MY_ACC_GROUP;


    Delete access group MY_ACC_GROUP in symmetrix array 1234. All the access control entities ( ACE) related to MY_ACC_GROUP must be deleted prior running this command.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file delete_acc_group_and_ace.txt commit

    delete_acc_group_and_ace.txt
    ------------------------
    delete accgroup MY_ACC_GROUP remove_aces=true;


    Delete access group MY_ACC_GROUP in symmetrix array 1234. All the access control entities( ACEs) related to MY_ACC_GROUP also be deleted.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file delete_acc_pool.txt commit

    delete_acc_pool.txt
    ------------------------
    delete accpool MY_ACC_POOL;


    Delete access pool MY_ACC_POOL in symmetrix array 1234. All the access control entities ( ACE) related to MY_ACC_POOL must be deleted prior running this command.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file delete_acc_pool_and_ace.txt commit

    delete_acc_pool_and_ace.txt
    ------------------------
    delete accpool MY_ACC_POOL remove_aces=true;


    Delete access pool MY_ACC_POOL in symmetrix array 1234. All the access control entities( ACEs) related to MY_ACC_POOL also be deleted.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file grand_access_permission.txt commit

    grand_access_permission.txt
    ------------------------
    grant access=RDF to accgroup MY_ACC_GROUP for accpool MY_ACC_POOL;


    Create an ACE to allow hosts in MYACC_GROUP to perform RDF operation on devices mentioned access pool MY_ACC_POOL in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file move_hostaccid_to_another_acc_group.txt commit

    move_hostaccid_to_another_acc_group.txt
    ------------------------
    move accid name Server001 to accgroup MY_ANOTHER_ACC_GROUP;


    Move host access id of Server001 to another group MY_ANOTHER_ACC_GROUP in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file remove_access_permission.txt commit

    remove_access_permission.txt
    ------------------------
    remove access=RDF from accgroup MY_ACC_GROUP for accpool MY_ACC_POOL;


    Remove an ACE to prevent the hosts in MYACC_GROUP to perform RDF operation on devices mentioned access pool MY_ACC_POOL in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file remove_all_ace_from_acc_group.txt commit

    remove_all_ace_from_acc_group.txt
    ------------------------
    remove aces from accgroup MY_ACC_GROUP;


    Remove all the access control entities( ACE ) from access group MY_ACC_GROUP in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file remove_devices_from_acc_pool.txt commit

    remove_devices_from_acc_pool.txt
    ------------------------
    remove dev AAAAA:AAAAB from accpool MY_ACC_POOL;


    Remove devices AAAAA and AAAAB from MY_ACC_POOL in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 -file remove_hostaccid_from_acc_group.txt commit

    remove_hostaccid_from_acc_group.txt
    ------------------------
    remove accid name Server001 from accgroup MY_ACC_GROUP;


    Remove host access id of Server001 from access group MY_ACC_GROUP in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symacl -sid 1234 backup -file MyACLSetup.txt

    Back up the access control database for Symmetrix Array to MyACLSetup.txt file
  • symacl -sid 1234 list -accgroup

    List the access groups defined in vmax array 1234 along with the number of access ids in each group
  • symacl -sid 1234 list -accpool

    List the access pools defined in vmax array 1234 along with the number of devices in each pool
  • symacl -sid 1234 list -acl

    list all the Access control entries defined in the array 1234
  • symacl -sid 1234 show accgroup MyGroup -acl

    Display the details of access group called MyGroup
  • symacl -sid 1234 show accpool MyPool -acl

    Display the details of access pool called MyPool
  • symacl -unique

    Display an encrypted 24-digit ACL ID for a host machine

symapierr commands

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

    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.

symaudit commands

Set of commands using for extracting the records from the Symmetric Audit Log file. We can find out which users or applications started a particular action at a specified time frame, that caused a specific behaviour in the array.
18 Commands
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -application_id SYMRDF

    List all the symrdf operation records from the Symaudit log file.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -application_id SYMRDF -action_code -exclude Split

    List all the symrdf operation records excluding the Split actions from the Symaudit log file.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -application_id SYMRDF -action_code Split

    List all the symrdf split operation records from the Symaudit log file.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -end_date 10/02/17:12:30

    List all the Symaudit records logged till 2nd Oct 2017 12:30 starting from the first record.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -funtion_class DevMask

    List all the records related to Device Masking from the Symaudit log file.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -last_n 10

    List the last or latest 10 records from the Symaudit log file.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -n 10

    List the first or oldest 10 records from the Symaudit log file.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -record_num 100 -n 1

    List the 100th record from the Symaudit log file
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -record_num 100 -n 1 -text

    List the 100th record from the Symaudit log file along with its text description.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -record_num 100 -n 1 -v

    Shows the detailed information about the 100th record in the Symaudit log file. This includes the additional information such as the username who initiated the action and the hostname from where it is executed.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -record_num 100 -n 10

    List the 100th to 110th records from the Symaudit log file
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -start_date 10/01/17:12:30

    List all the Symaudit records logged from 1st Oct 2017 12:30 to till date
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -start_date 10/01/17:12:30 -end_date 10/02/17:12:30

    List all the Symaudit records logged from 1st Oct 2017 12:30 to 2nd Oct 2017 12:30
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -symdev_range AAAAA:BBBBB

    Filter those records with text description includes the devices AAAAA or BBBBB
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -symdev_range AAAAA:BBBBB -v

    Shows the detailed information of the records in the Symaudit log file, those text description includes the devices AAAAA or BBBBB.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 list -user test_user

    List all the records for those activities performed by test_user
  • symaudit -sid 1234 monitor -i 5 -c 10

    Monitor the Symaudit log for any new entries, every 5 seconds and display the result if any thing added. This activity will repeat for 10 times.
  • symaudit -sid 1234 show

    Shows the total number of records in the Symaudit log file, along with the starting and ending record number. This command also shows the time frame from when the audit log started and at which time the last entry added.

symauth commands

Sets up or updates Symmetrix user authorization information.
27 Commands
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file add_a_role_to_user_for_component.txt commit

    add_a_role_to_user_for_component.txt
    ------------------------
    add user H:Server1\User1 to role LocalRep for StorGrp SG_Server1;


    Add a Storage LocalRep role to User1 on Storage Group SG_Server1. Only LocalRep, RemoteRep and DeviceManage roles can be assigned to a Storage Group component.
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file assign_role_to_domain_user.txt commit

    assign_role_to_domain_user.txt
    ------------------------------
    assign user D:mydomain\User1 to role StorageAdmin;


    Assign StorageAdmin role to the AD user User1
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file assign_role_to_group.txt commit

    assign_role_to_group.txt
    ------------------------
    assign group D:mydomain\mygroup to role StorageAdmin;


    Assign StorageAdmin role group mygroup that is part of mydomain
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file assign_role_to_local_user.txt commit

    assign_role_to_local_user.txt
    ---------------
    assign user H:Server1\User1 to role StorageAdmin;


    Assign StorageAdmin role to the local user User1 of Server1
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file assign_role_user.txt commit

    assign_role_user.txt
    -------------------
    assign user User1 to role StorageAdmin;


    Assign StorageAdmin role user User1. User1 may be a local user or a domain user.
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file delete_all_roles_of_group.txt commit

    delete_all_roles_of_user.txt
    ------------------------
    delete group D:mydomain\mygroup;


    Delete all the roles assigned to user User1
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file delete_all_roles_of_user.txt commit

    delete_all_roles_of_user.txt
    ------------------------
    delete user H:Server1\User1;


    Delete all the roles assigned to user User1
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file delete_a_role_of_group.txt commit

    delete_a_role_of_group.txt
    ------------------------
    remove group D:mydomainmygroup from role StorageAdmin;


    Remove a particular role assigned to a group
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file delete_a_role_of_user.txt commit

    delete_a_role_of_user.txt
    ------------------------
    remove user H:Server1User1 from role StorageAdmin;


    Remove a particular role assigned to a user
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file re_assign_role_of_group.txt commit

    re_assign_role_of_group.txt
    ------------------------
    reassign group D:mydomain\mygroup to role Monitor;


    Re assign role of group mygroup to Monitor
  • symauth -sid 1234 -file re_assign_role_of_user.txt commit

    re_assign_role_of_user.txt
    ------------------------
    reassign group D:mydomain\User1 to role Monitor;


    Re assign role of Domain user User1 to Monitor
  • symauth -sid 1234 backup -f BackupFile

    Save the contents of the user and group authorization database from Symmetrix array 1234 to the file called BackupFile
  • symauth -sid 1234 disable

    Disable user authorization in Symmetrix array 1234.
  • symauth -sid 1234 enable

    Enable user authorization in Symmetrix array 1234. We must have created at least one mapping for a user to Admin or SecurityAdmin before this.
  • symauth -sid 1234 list

    Display the Symmetrix user authorization state Enabled or Disabled in array 1234. This command also shows the timestamp when it is last enabled, disabled and updated.
  • symauth -sid 1234 list -users

    List the users and groups currently defined on the Symmetrix array 1234 along with their corresponding role. This also shows if the access limited any specific components.
  • symauth -sid 1234 list -users -by_domain

    Liss the users and groups currently defined on the Symmetrix array 1234 sorted by user-group domain. This also shows if the access limited any specific components.
  • symauth -sid 1234 list -users -by_role

    List the users and groups currently defined on the Symmetrix array 1234 sorted by role. This also shows if the access limited any specific components.
  • symauth -sid 1234 list -users -by_user

    List the users and groups currently defined on the Symmetrix array 1234 sorted by the user name. This also shows if the access limited any specific components.
  • symauth -sid 1234 list -users -current_user

    List the current user accessing the Symmetrix array 1234 along with its corresponding role. This also shows if the access limited any specific components.
  • symauth -sid 1234 set enforcement advice

    Set the enforcement type to advice. Authorization rules are checked but not enforced. Operations will succeed if the user does not have the necessary rights (role).
  • symauth -sid 1234 set enforcement enforce

    Set the enforcement type to enforce. Authorization rules are enforced. If a user does not have the necessary rights (role), operations will fail. This is the default setting.
  • symauth -sid 1234 set secure_reads disable

    Disable the secure reads. This will make authorization rules visible to all users.
  • symauth -sid 1234 set secure_reads enable

    Enable the secure reads. Users may only view authorization rules that apply to them. Only users with SECURITY_VIEW permissions (AUDITOR role) can view the full set of rules.
  • symauth -sid 1234 show -username

    Display current username that Solutions Enabler identifies as accessing the Symmetrix array. This command also display all the groups to which the user belongs.
  • symauth list -components

    List the array components types that are supported to specify the access. Common components are Storage Groups and Thin pools.
  • symauth list -roles

    List the various user authorization roles available on a Symmetrix array along with a short description of that role.

symbcv commands

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

    List all the BCV devices in array 1234 along with details like BCV-STD device,Status of the pair etc.

symcfg commands

Discovers or displays Symmetrix configuration information.
55 Commands
  • symcfg -db

    Shows the configuration information about the current symapi database.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 -dir 4a -p 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 -env_data -service_state failed

    Display all the failed physical components in symmetrix array 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -env_data -v

    Displays the detailed information and status of arrays each physical components like power supply 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 -RA 3f

    List all the RDF groups where RA port 3f is a member of.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -RA ALL

    List all the RA ports in array 1234 and the RDF groups where each RA port is a member of.
  • 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 -slo

    List all the available Service Level Objectives( SLO ) in Vmax3 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -slo -detail -by_resptime -all

    List the SLOs and the workloads that can be associated with storage groups in VMAX3 array 1234, along with the approximate response time for each.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -srp

    List all the Storage Resource Pools(SRP) in the Vmax3 array 1234.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -srp -detail

    List all the SRPs in the VMAX3 array 1234 along with usable, allocated and free storage capacity.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -srp -v

    List all the Storage Resource Pools(SRP) in the VMAX3 in verbose format, with underlying Disk Groups and available Service Level Objectives.
  • 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

    List 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

    List thin devices starting from AAA to ABB and the pools which are bounded with.
  • symcfg -sid 1234 list -tdev -sg MySg

    List 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

    List 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. This included capacity and microcode/Enginuity version etc
  • 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 –sid 1234 list -efficiency -detail

    Display the array efficiency gained through Virtual Provisioning, Snap Shots and Compression for 1234 array
  • symcfg –sid 1234 list -efficiency -detail -srp

    Display the SRP wise array efficiency gained through Virtual Provisioning, Snap Shots and Compression for 1234 array
  • symcfg –sid 1234 list -port -free

    List all the free ports not associated with any emulations
  • symcfg –sid 1234 list -port -free -slot 1

    list all the free ports in director slot 1 not associated with any emulation
  • symcfg –sid 1234 list -sg_compression -all

    List all Storage Groups in AllFalsh Vmax 1234 along with the compression ratio
  • symcfg –sid 1234 list -sg_compression -by_compressibility -all

    List all Storage Groups in AllFalsh Vmax 1234 along with the compression ratio in descending order
  • symcfg –sid 1234 show -efficiency -detail

    Show the array efficiency gained through Virtual Provisioning, Snap Shots and Compression for 1234 array
  • symcfg –sid 1234 show -efficiency -srp SRP_1

    Show the efficiency gained through Virtual Provisioning, Snap Shots and Compression for SRP_1 in 1234 array
  • symcfg list

    A brief description of the all connected Symmetrix boxes.
  • symcfg list -srp -demand -type slo

    List the SLOs available in VMAX3 array 1234 along with the allocated and used storage capacity from the SRP.
  • symcfg list -status

    Check the configuartion and SYMAPI database status of all arrays.

symcg commands

Perform operations on a symmetrix Composite Group (CG)
45 Commands
  • symcg -cg TestCg copy ld DEV002 DevCg

    Copy the ldev DEV002 from composite group TestCg to another composite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg -sid 1234 add dev 000ABC

    Add symdev 000ABC on array 1234 to the composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg -sid 1234 add dev 000ABD DEV005

    Add symdev 000ABD on array 1234 to the composite group TestCg and assign ldev name as DEV005
  • symcg -cg TestCg -sid 1234 add dg TestDg

    Add a device group TestDg to the composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg -sid 1234 addall dev

    Add all the symdevs from array 1234 to composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg -sid 1234 addall pd

    Add all the physical devices visible to the host(not member of another composite group) from array 1234 to composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg -sid 1234 remove dg TestDg

    Remove a device group TestDg from the composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg -sid 1234 rmall pd

    Remove all the physical devices visible to the host on array 1234 from composite group testCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg add pd PHYSICALDRIVE10

    Add physical device PHYSICALDRIVE10 to the TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg add pd PHYSICALDRIVE10 DEV003

    Add physical device PHYSICALDRIVE10 to the TestCg and assign the ldev name as DEV003
  • symcg -cg TestCg copyall -noRDF DevCg

    Copy all the non SRDF devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg copyall -R1 DevCg

    Copy all the R1 devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg copyall -R2 DevCg

    Copy all the R2 devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg copyall DevCg

    Copy all the devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg copyall DevCg -rename

    Copy all the devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg and assign new name from each ldev
  • symcg -cg TestCg disable

    Disable RDF consistency for all the devices in composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg enable

    Enable RDF consistency for all the devices in composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg move ld DEV002 DevCg

    Move the ldev DEV002 from composite group TestCg to another composite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg moveall -noRDF DevCg

    Move all the non SRDF devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg moveall -R1 DevCg

    Move all the R1 devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg moveall -R2 DevCg

    Move all the R2 devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg moveall DevCg

    Move all the devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg moveall DevCg -rename

    Move all the devices from composite group TestCg to another coposite group called DevCg and assign new name from each ldev
  • symcg -cg TestCg not_ready DEV001

    Change the status of ldev DEV001 to Not Ready in composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg read DEV001

    Change the status of ldev DEV001 to Ready in composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg remove ld DEV002

    Remove ldev DEV002 from composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg rename ld DEV001 DEV100

    Rename ldev DEV001 to DEV100 in composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg rw_enable DEV001

    Read Write enable the ldev DEV001 in composite group TestCg
  • symcg -cg TestCg write_disable DEV001

    Write disable the ldev DEV001 in composite group TestCg
  • symcg create TestCg

    Create a regular composite group called TestCg
  • symcg create TestCg -type ANY

    Create a composite group called TestCg on which any types of devices can be included
  • symcg create TestCg -type R1

    Create a R1 composite group called TestCg
  • symcg create TestCg -type R2

    Create a R2 composite group called TestCg
  • symcg create TestCg -type R21

    Create a R21 composite group called TestCg
  • symcg create TestCg -type REGULAR

    Create a regular composite group called TestCg
  • symcg delete TestCg

    Delete the empty composite group TestCg
  • symcg delete TestCg -force

    Delete the composite group TestCg even it has some member devices
  • symcg export TestCg -file TestCgBackup.txt

    Export the contents of composite group TestCg to the text file TestCgBackup.txt , which can be later be used to import the composite group
  • symcg exportall TestCg -file AllCgsBackup.txt

    Export the contents of all the composite groups to the text file AllCgsBackup.txt , which can be later be used to import the composite groups
  • symcg import TestCg -file TestCgBackup.txt

    Import the contents of composite group TestCg from the text file TestCgBackup.txt , that was created earlier by export action
  • symcg importall TestCg -file AllCgsBackup.txt

    Imports all composite groups from the text file AllCgsBackup.txt , that was created earlier by exportall action
  • symcg list

    List all the composite groups defined
  • symcg list -v

    List the details of all composite groups defined
  • symcg rename OldCg NewCg

    Rename composite group OldCg to NewCg
  • symcg show TestCg

    Show detailed information about the composite group TestCg

symcli commands

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

Using for various control operations on Device Group,Composite Groups and devices in these groups or the device in the pair file.
11 Commands
  • 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.
  • symclone -sid 1234 list

    List all the clone copy sessions in array 1234
  • symclone -sid 1234 list -copy

    List all the clone copy sessions with ongoing background copy in array 1234
  • symclone -sid 1234 list -file clonepairs.txt query

    Display the clone state information about the device pairs provided in file clonepairs.txt
  • symclone -sid 1234 list -nocopy

    List all the clone copy sessions with No background copy activity in array 1234

symconfigure commands

This command used to perform control operations or configuration changes on Symmetrix arrays, and the array devices,groups,directors, and ports.
85 Commands
  • 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
  • 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 "rename SRP SRP_1 to MY_SRP;" commit

    Rename the Storage Resource Pool SRP_1 to MY_SRP.
  • 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 attribute=NO RCVRPNT_TAG;" preview

    Remove the RecoverPoint Tag from the device AAAA
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set dev AAAA attribute=RCVRPNT_TAG;" preview

    Set the RecoverPoint Tag to the device AAAA
  • 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 sl Gold name=RealGold;" commit

    Rename the SLO Gold to RealGold
  • symconfigure -sid 1234 -cmd "set symmetrix concurrent_rdf=ENABLE;" commit

    Enable 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

    enable 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

    Enable 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

    Validate 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.
  • symconfigure –sid 1234 -cmd "add dir slot_num = 1 type=FA;" commit

    Add FA emulation to the director 1 in vmax3 array 1234
  • symconfigure –sid 1234 -cmd "add dir slot_num = 1 type=RA;" commit

    Add RDF emulation to the director 1 in vmax3 array 1234
  • symconfigure –sid 1234 -cmd "associate port 4,5 to dir 1D;" commit

    Associate ports 4 and 5 to the FA port 1D.
  • symconfigure –sid 1234 -cmd "associate port 6,7 to dir 1E;" commit

    Associate ports 6 and 7 to the RA port 1E.
  • symconfigure –sid 1234 -cmd "disassociate port 4,5 from dir 1D;" commit

    Disassociate ports 5 and 6 from the RA port 1D.
  • symconfigure –sid 1234 -cmd "disassociate port 6,7 from dir 1E;" commit

    Disassociate ports 6 and 7 from the RA port 1E.
  • symconfigure –sid 1234 -cmd "remove dir 1D;" commit

    Remove FA emulation from the director 1 in vmax3 array 1234
  • symconfigure –sid 1234 -cmd "remove dir 1E;" commit

    Remove RDF emulation from the director 1 in vmax3 array 1234

symdev commands

Performs operations on a Symmetrix device name.
71 Commands
  • 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

    List all the FLASH thick devices on VMax 1234
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -technology FC

    List all the FC thick devices on VMax 1234
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -technology SATA

    List all the SATA thick devices on VMax 1234
  • symdev -sid 1234 -devs AAAAA modify -tdev -cap 100 -captype gb -v

    Modify the size of the thin device AAAA to 100GB.
  • symdev -sid 1234 -devs AAAAA:AAAAB set -orm off

    Set the Optimized Read Miss mode OFF for the specified devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 -devs AAAAA:AAAAB set -orm on

    Set the Optimized Read Miss mode on for the specified devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 -devs AAAAA:AAAAB set -orm system

    Set the Optimized Read Miss mode to the system default for the specified devices.
  • symdev -sid 1234 -devs AAAAA:AAAAF free -all

    Free all the allocated tracks for the devices AAAAA to AAAAF. This command usually use before deleting the TDEVS in V-MAX3.
  • symdev -sid 1234 -devs AAAAA:AAAAF,BBBBB delete

    Delete thin devices AAAAA:AAAAF and BBBBB in array 1234.
  • symdev -sid 1234 create -tdev -emulation fba -cap 10 -captype gb -N 5 -v

    Create five 10GB thin devices of FBA emulation.
  • symdev -sid 1234 delete AAAAA

    Delete the thin device AAAAA from array 1234.
  • symdev -sid 1234 hold AAAA

    Sets the hold bit on device AAAA. The hold bit is automatically placed on a target device during a TimeFinder/Snap operation.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -aclx

    List 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 -disk_group 2

    List all the devices created using the disks in diskgroup 2.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -dldev

    List 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

    List the devices , those mapped to atleast one FA port.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -held

    List the devices which are having the hold bit set. The target devices automatically held during the Timefinder/snap operation and released when it is done.
  • 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

    List 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

    List 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 -orm off

    List all the devices in vmax1234 with the Optimized Read Miss mode off.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -orm on

    List all the devices in vmax1234 with the Optimized Read Miss mode on.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -pinned

    List 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

    List all the tdevs in the array 1234 , which are binded with a thinpool.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -tdev -bound -notinsg

    List all the TDEVs which are bounded to a Thin Pool but not included in any Storage Groups.
  • 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 -tdev -unbound -insg

    List all the TDEVS which are NOT bounded to any Thin Pool but included in one or more Storage Groups.
  • symdev -sid 1234 list -vcm

    List 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 unhold AAAA

    Resets the hold bit on a device. The hold bit is automatically removed from a target of a Snap device when the TimeFinder/Snap pair is stopped. However, the unhold argument can be used if there was a problem removing the hold bit.
  • 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

    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 commands

Performs various operations on Symmetrix Device Group like creation,deletion and importing.
15 Commands
  • 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 commands

Displays configuration and status of disks and their hypers within Symmetrix arrays.
12 Commands
  • 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 -dskgrp_summary -by_engine

    Display a brief engine wise summary of all diskgroups in vmax 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.

symevent commands

Tracking and Monitoring the events on symmetrix arrays.
10 Commands
  • symevent -sid 1234 list

    List all the events happened such as informational, warnings,errors and fatal on array 1234.
  • symevent -sid 1234 list -dir

    List all the events on symmetrix array 1234 grouped by the reporting directors
  • symevent -sid 1234 list -error

    List all the events in symmetrix array with a severity of error or greater. This will display all error and fatal events. For eg. power supply fault is an error event.
  • symevent -sid 1234 list -fatal

    List all the fatal events in symmetrix array 1234. For eg. an event for a director failure is fatal.
  • symevent -sid 1234 list -fatal -start 05/26/2016

    List all the fatal events in symmetrix array 1234 on 26th may 2016.
  • symevent -sid 1234 list -start 05/26/2016:22:00:00 -end 05/26/2016:23:00:00

    List all the events starting from 22:00 to 23:00 on 26th may 2016.
  • symevent -sid 1234 list -v

    List all the events happened such as informational, warnings,errors and fatal on array 1234. "-v" option display this as a verbose style.
  • symevent -sid 1234 list -warn

    List all the events in symmetrix array with a severity of Warning or greater. This will display all warning,error and fatal events.
  • symevent -sid 1234 monitor

    Display the realtime events happening in array 1234.
  • symevent -sid 1234 monitor -i 2 -c 10

    Display the realtime events happening on array 1234 in an interval of 2 seconds for 10 times.

symfast commands

Performs FAST operations on tiers, storage groups, policies and FAST controller.
22 Commands
  • 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 -fp_name F_Policy2 reassociate -sg MySg

    Ressociate Storage Group MySg to the fast policy F_Policy2.
  • 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

    List all the storage groups and Tiers associated with the FAST Policy in array 1234

symgate 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..
2 Commands
  • symgate -sid 1234 define dev 00AA

    Define the symdev to a GK device
  • symgate list

    List all Gatekeeper devices in the local host

syminq commands

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

    List 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 commands

Performs operations on one or more STD, BCV, TGT or VDEV devices in a device group (DG). ( Depreciated from SE 8.X )
7 Commands
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 add dev ABC DEV006

    Add a device to device group
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 addall -devs AAA:AAC,AAF

    Add multiple devices to DG
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 addall -range AAA:AAC,AAF

    Add multiple devices to Device Group
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 rmall -devs AAA:AAC,AAF

    Remove multiple devices from DG
  • symld -g mydg -sid 1234 rmall -range AAA:AAC,AAF

    Remove multiple devices from Device Group
  • symld -g mydg remove DEV006

    Remove a device from device group
  • symld -g mydg rename DEV001 DEV002

    Rename logical device in a Device Group

symlmf commands

Command used to manage the licenses with Solution Enabler.
7 Commands
  • 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 commands

Mask or Unmask the symmetrix devices or list the wwn logins. ( Depreciated from SE 8.X )
10 Commands
  • symmask -sid 1234 -dir 4a -p list logins

    List out WWPNs logged through a FA port
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn 1000000000000001 -dir 4a -p add devs ABC,ABD

    Mask devices
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn 1000000000000001 -dir 4a -p remove devs ABC,ABD

    Unmask devices
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn 1000000000000001 -dir 4a -p remove devs ABC,ABD -unmap

    Unmask the devices from a given WWN and also unmap from the mapped FA ports
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn 1000000000000001 rename Host1/HBA01

    Give alias to a WWPN in VCMDB database
  • symmask -sid 1234 -wwn 1000000000000001 replace 1000000000000002

    Replace an WWPN with another in VCMDB
  • symmask -sid 1234 delete -logins -wwn 1000000000000001

    Delete the login history of WWPN from all FA logged ports
  • symmask -sid 1234 list logins -wwn 1000000000000001

    check login status of a particular WWPN
  • 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 commands

Initialize back-up, restore and show the contents of the device masking VCMDB. ( Depreciated from SE 8.X )
4 Commands
  • symmaskdb -sid 1234 -awwn hba_alias list devs

    List the devices masked to given alias hba name
  • symmaskdb -sid 1234 -dev ABC list assign

    Display the masking details of a device
  • symmaskdb -sid 1234 -wwn 1000000000000001 list devs

    List the devices masked to given WWPN
  • symmaskdb -sid 1234 list database -v

    List the detailed VCMDB database information

symmir 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..
6 Commands
  • symmir -g TestDg cancel

    Terminate the relationship between the standard and BCV devices in device group TestDg.
  • symmir -g TestDg establish -full

    Establish 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 commands

View or change the copy priorities on a range of devices or on the members of a device group.
8 Commands
  • 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

    List the background copy priorities( CLONE,BCV,RDF etc ) of devices.
  • symqos -sid 1234 list -sg SG_Server

    List the background copy priorities( CLONE, BCV, RDF, Etc ) of devices included in the Storage Group SG_Server.
  • 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 commands

Performs various SRDF operations symmetrix devices.Also performs dynamic RDF group controls:Adding,modifying or removing a dynamic RDF group.
34 Commands
  • 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 dynagrp100 -dir 1e:4,2e:4,3e:4,4e:4 -rdfg 100 -remote_sid 000000005678 -remote_dir 1e:4,2e:4,3e:4,4e:4 -remote_rdfg 100 addgrp

    This command will create a dynamic rdf group 100 on array 1234( RA Port-1e:4,2e:4,3e:4,4e:4 ) pairing remote array 5678( RA Port 1e:4,2e:4,3e:4,4e:4 ) with label 'dynagrp100'.
  • symrdf -sid 000000001234 -label dynagrp100 -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 100 on array 1234( RA Port-3h,4h,13h,14h ) pairing remote array 5678( RA Port 7h,8h,9h,10h ) with label 'dynagrp100'.
  • symrdf -sid 000000001234 -label dynagrp100 -dir 3h,4h,13h,14h -rdfg 100 -remote_sid 000000005678 -remote_dir 1e:4,2e:4,3e:4,4e:4 -remote_rdfg 100 addgrp

    This command will create a dynamic rdf group 100 on VMax array 1234( RA Port-1e:4,2e:4,3e:4,4e:4 ) pairing remote VMax3 array 5678( RA Port 1e:4,2e:4,3e:4,4e:4 ) with label 'dynagrp100'.
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 100 modifygrp -add -dir 1E:24,2E:24

    Modify rdf group 100 and add local RA ports 1E:24 and 2E:24
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 100 modifygrp -add -dir 1E:24,2E:24 -remote_dir 3E:24,4E:24

    Modify rdf group 100 and add local RA ports 1E:24, 2E:24 and remote RA ports 3E:24,4E:24
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 100 modifygrp -remove -dir 1E:24,2E:24

    Remove local RA ports 1E:24, 2E:24 from rdf group 100
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 100 modifygrp -remove -dir 1E:24,2E:24 -remote_dir 3E:24,4E:24

    Remove local RA ports 1E:24, 2E:24 and remote RA ports 3E:24,4E:24 from rdf group 100
  • symrdf -sid 1234 -rdfg 3 -file pair.txt swap

    Swap the SRDF personality of the SRDF devices mentioned in the pair file. Source R1 devices become target R2 devices, and target R2 devices become source R1 devices. The SRDF link status must be NotReady for this operation.
  • 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 failback

    Changes made on R2 will be copied to R1. The R1 devices will be Write Enabled, R2 Write Disabled to host, and logical RDF link between R1 to R2 into Ready state.
  • 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 -sg SG_Server -rdfg 10 query

    Query the SRDF devices inside the Storage Group. All the devices in the SG must be SRDF paired to work this query.
  • 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

    Delete dynamic RDF group 100 from array 1234.

symsan commands

Commands to confirm the SRDF Zoning and array to array zoning, masking (for OR Migration).
4 Commands
  • symsan -sid 1234 list -sanluns -wwn 500000000000000 -dir 10F -p 1

    List all the remote array devices visible through FA port 10F:1 from a remote array FA port wwn.Usually use this command to confirm the lun visibility of remote third part/emc array FA port to the local array.
  • symsan -sid 1234 list -sanports -dir 10F -p 1

    List all the remote array and (target)ports visible through FA port 10F:1. Usually done for OR migration FA to FA, for eg, a Hitachi array port zoned to the port 10f:1, and need to be confirm the connectivity. This command also shows the number of devices assigned from remote array port to the FA 10f:1.
  • symsan -sid 1234 list -sanrdf -dir 3h

    List all the remote arrays and respective remote RDF ports visible through the RA port 3h of 1234.This command can be issued after doing a RA to RA port zoning for SRDF .
  • symsan -sid 1234 list -sanrdf -dir all

    List all the remote arrays and respective remote RDF ports visible through the RA ports of 1234.This command can be issued after doing a RA to RA port zoning for SRDF .

symsg commands

Performs various operations like create,list,show,export,copy on Storage Groups (SG) in a Vmax array.
44 Commands
  • 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 add sg ChildStorageGroup1

    add ChildStorageGroup1 to the parent SG MyStorageGroup
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup addall -devs AAAA:AAAF,BBBB

    Add more than one devices to MyStorageGroup.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup compress

    Start data compression on thin devices in MyStorageGroup
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup compress -stop

    Stop data compression on thin devices in 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 remove sg ChildStorageGroup1

    remove ChildStorageGroup1 from the parent SG MyStorageGroup
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup rmall -devs 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 set -nosrp

    Unset the SRP attached to the Storage Group
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg MyStorageGroup set -srp SRP_1

    set SRP_1 on 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 -sg SG_Server bind -pool MyThinPool

    Bind all the thin devices in SG_Server to the MyThinPool.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg SG_Server rebind -pool MyThinPool

    Rebind all the thin devices in SG_Server from the binded pool to the MyThinPool.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg SG_Server unbind

    Unbind all the devices in SG_Server from its bounded pools.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg SG_Server1 set -noslo

    Remove the assigned SLO for a SG_server1.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg SG_Server1 set -slo Gold

    Set the Service Level Objective( SLO) for SG_Server1 to Gold.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg SG_Server1 set -slo Gold -wl OLTP

    Set the SLO for storage group to Gold and Workload type as OLTP.
  • symsg -sid 1234 -sg SG_Server_GOLD -devs AAAA:AAAF,BBBB moveall SG_Server_BRONZE

    Move mutiple devices from storage group "SG_Server_GOLD" to another storage group "SG_Server_BRONZE".We have to use "-force" if "SG_Server_GOLD" part of any other masking view.
  • 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 -by_SLO -detail

    List all the Storage Groups in VMAX3 1234 sorted with associated SLO and underlying SRP.
  • symsg -sid 1234 list -by_SRP -detail

    List all the Storage Groups in VMAX3 1234 sorted with underlying SRP and associated SLO.
  • 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 –by_SLO –detail

    List all the Storage Groups in VMAX3 1234 along with associated SLO and underlying SRP.
  • 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 a Storage Group along with its Masking View and FAST Policy association status.

symsnapvx commands

Performs TimeFinder/SnapVX control, list,and verify operations on a device list, a list of ranges, a device group (DG), composite group (CG), or storage group (SG).
17 Commands
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -lndevs 000BA:000BB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT link

    present the snapshot data of source devices 000AA:000AB to the target devices 000BA:000BB. This will not start any data copy from the source to the target
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -lndevs 000BA:000BB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT link -copy

    present the snapshot data of source devices 000AA:000AB to the target devices 000BA:000BB. Background data copy will be started from source to target for a full volume copy
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -lndevs 000BA:000BB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT set mode copy

    set the snapshot data copy mode for the existing link to Copy. Copy mode creates a full-volume copy of the data by copying it to the SRP of target devices
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -lndevs 000BA:000BB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT set mode nocopy

    set the snapshot data copy mode for the existing link to NoCopy. Nocopy mode does not retain the point-in- time data once the link is removed.
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -lndevs 000BA:000BB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT unlink

    remove the current link of snapshots from 000AA:000AB to the target devices 000BA:000BB
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT list -summary -tb

    provide a summary of snapvx devices in various states(Restored,Established,..) also the copying progress information in TB
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT rename -name TEST_SNAPSHOT_1

    rename the snapshot name of the devices from TEST_SNAPSHOT to TEST_SNAPSHOT_1
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT set ttl -delta 5

    set the time to live (ttl) of 000AA:000AB in TEST_SNAPSHOT to 5 days. The snapshot for these devices will be terminated within 5 days from the day of setting if none of these devices linked to any target devices.
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT terminate

    Remove the existing snapshots for 000AA:000AB from the array. All these devices must NOT be linked with any target devices.
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB -snapshot_name TEST_SNAPSHOT verify

    verify the current status of the previously created snapvx snapshots
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 -dev 000AA:000AB establish -name TEST_SNAPSHOT

    create and establish a snapvx snapshot for devices 000AA:000AB and assign the name as TEST_SNAPSHOT
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 list

    List all the snapshot source devices in vmax 1234 along with the snapshot name
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 list -devs 000AA,000BB -detail

    List detailed information about snap devices in vmax 1234 with additional informations such as expiration date and number of generations for each.
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 list -failed

    List all the snapshot source devices in vmax 1234 with failed status
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 list -linked

    List all the snapshot source devices those are linked to target devices
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 list -linked -by_tgt

    List all the snapshot source devices those are linked to target devices. The by_tgt option makes the list to be sorted in order of the target devices.
  • symsnapvx -sid 1234 list -restored

    List all the snapshot source devices in vmax 1234 with restored status

symstat commands

Shows statistics about Symmetrix arrays, directors, disks, device groups and devices.
1 Command
  • symstat -sid 1234 -dev AAAB -i 5

    Displays the I/O statistics for device AAAB, in an interval of 5 seconds.

symtier commands

Create and manage storage tiers which can be used with FAST Policies.
13 Commands
  • 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

    List all the storage tiers in array 1234.( both DiskGroup(DP) and Virtual Pool(VP) Tiers )
  • symtier -sid 1234 list -dp

    List 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".