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symdev commands

The symdev command displays information about all or selected Symmetrix devices. It can also be used to perform control operations such as create, delete and write disable devices.

Below list contains some of the most useful symdev command examples.

  • 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.

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