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symtier commands

The symtier command is used to create and manage storage tiers which can be used with FAST Policies.

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

  • 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".

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