Dell PowerVault MD3200 CLI Guide

Dell PowerVault MD3200 Manual

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    Dell PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Arrays CLI Guide
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    ... damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed. _____ Information in this publication ... any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used ... the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest ...
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    Contents 1 About the Command Line Interface . How to Use the Command Line Interface Usage Notes CLI Commands ... 13 14 15 16 18 24 24 25 27 ... ... Command Line Parameters . Formatting Considerations Detailed Error Reporting . Exit Status ... ... Usage Examples . 2 About the Script Commands ...
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    Determining What is on Your Storage Array Saving a Configuration to a File . Using the Create Virtual Disk Command Using the Auto Configure Command Modifying Your Configuration ... 44 47 48 53 55 56 56 57 57 58 59 ... ... ... Setting the Storage Array Password . Setting Up SMTP and SNMP Alerts ...
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    Re-creating the Snapshot Virtual Disk . Preparing Host Servers to Re-create a Snapshot Virtual Disk ...Re-creating a Snapshot Virtual Disk ... 75 75 76 ... 5 Using the Virtual Disk Copy Feature Creating a Virtual Disk Copy. Enabling the Virtual Disk Copy Feature . Creating a Virtual Disk Copy ...
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    ...Locating Physical Disks . Performance Tuning ... ... ... Monitoring Performance Changing RAID Levels Changing Segment Size . ... Defragmenting a Disk Group Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Collecting Physical Disk Data . Diagnosing a RAID Controller Module Recovery Operations . ... Setting RAID ...
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    Firmware Compatability Levels Commands Listed by Function . Disk Group Commands Enclosure Commands iSCSI Commands ... 108 108 108 109 109 110 110 111 112 112 112 112 114 115 115 115 115 118 118 120 120 121 121 122 122 123 128 129 129 131 131 ... Host Topology Commands Physical Disk Commands . ...
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    ... 151 152 152 153 154 154 155 157 158 160 161 162 163 164 165 165 166 168 170 173 173 174 175 176 Create RAID Virtual Disk (Manual Physical Disk Select) ...Create Snapshot Virtual Disk . Create Virtual Disk Copy Delete Disk Group . Delete Host Delete Host Group Delete Host Port. ... Create Storage ...
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    ... Array iSCSI Statistics Save Storage Array Performance Statistics . Save Storage Array SAS PHY Counts Save Storage Array State Capture . Save Storage Array Support Data Set Disk Group Set Disk Group Forced State Set Enclosure Attribute . Set Enclosure Identification Set Host . ... ... ... ... ... ...
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    Set Session ... 204 205 207 211 212 213 213 214 214 215 216 217 217 218 223 224 225 225 226 227 227 230 230 231 232 233 235 237 238 238 Set Snapshot Virtual Disk . Set Storage Array . ... Set Storage Array Enclosure Positions . Set Storage Array ICMP Response . Set Storage Array iSNS Server IPv4...
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    Show Storage Array Unconfigured iSCSI Initiators ...Show String . ... 239 239 240 240 242 242 243 244 244 245 246 247 247 248 249 249 250 251 251 252 253 254 254 255 255 256 256 257 257 257 257 Show Storage Array Unreadable Sectors Show Virtual Disk . ... Show Virtual Disk Action Progress . Show...
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    Stop Physical Disk Channel Fault Isolation Diagnostics ...Stop Snapshot Stop Storage Array Blink ... 258 259 259 259 260 260 261 ... Stop Storage Array iSCSI Session Stop Storage Array Physical Disk Firmware Download ...Stop Virtual Disk Copy ... Validate Storage Array Security Key . A Sample ...
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    ...interface (GUI) to the storage array. See the Owner's Manual, which describes the Storage Manager software ...and software manuals that shipped with your system. NOTE: Always check for updates on support.dell... direct access to a script engine utility in the Dell PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Manager...
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    You can use the command line interface to perform the following functions Directly access the script engine and run commands in interactive mode or using a script file. Create script command batch files to be run on multiple storage arrays when you need to install the same configuration on ...
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    The following syntax is the general form of a CLI command: SMcli storageArray parameters script-commands; where, SMcli invokes the command line interface storageArray is the host name or IP address of the storage array parameters are the CLI parameters that define the environment and purpose of the...
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    CLI Commands This section lists the CLI commands you can use to perform the following functions Identify storage arrays Set passwords Add storage arrays Specify communication parameters Enter individual script configuration commands Specify a file containing script configuration commands The ...
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    SMcli (-n storage-array-name | -w WWID) [-c "command; {command2};"] [-o outputfile][-p password][-e][-S] SMcli (-n storage-array-name | -w WWID) [-f scriptfile] [-o outputfile] [-p password] [-e] [-S] SMcli (-n storage-array-name | -w WWID) [-o outputfile][-p password][-e][-S] SMcli -a email:email-...
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    Command Line Parameters Table 1-2. Command Line Parameters Parameter Definition host-name-or-IP-address Specify either the host name or the Internet Protocol (IP) address of an in-band managed storage array (IPv4 or IPv6) or an out-of-band managed storage array (IPv4 or IPv6). • If you manage a ...
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    Table 1-2. Command Line Parameters (continued) Parameter -c Definition Use to indicate that you are entering one or more script commands to run on the specified storage array. Terminate each command by using a semicolon (;). You cannot place more than one -c parameter on the same command line. You ...
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    ...NOTE: You can use any file name that your operating system supports. You must not use userdata.txt. Some operating systems...Event and array profile information is included in the e-mail. • supportBundle - Event and support bundle information is included in the e-mail. -I NOTE: You can enter only...
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    Table 1-2. Command Line Parameters (continued) Parameter -n Definition Use to specify the name of the storage array on which to run the script commands. This name is optional when you use host-name-or-IP-address; however, if you are using the in-band method for managing the storage array, you must ...
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    Table 1-2. Command Line Parameters (continued) Parameter -q Definition Use to specify how frequently to include additional profile or support bundle information in the e-mail alert notifications. An e-mail alert notification that contains at least the basic event information is always generated for ...
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    Table 1-2. Command Line Parameters (continued) Parameter -S (uppercase) Definition Use to suppress the informational messages describing command progress that appear when running script commands. (Suppressing informational messages is also called silent mode.) This parameter suppresses the ...
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    Formatting Considerations Quotation marks (" ") used as part of a name or label require special consideration when you run the CLI and script commands on a Microsoft Windows operating system. The following explains the use of quotation marks in names while running CLI and script commands on Windows...
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    When the CLI encounters either type of error, it writes information describing the error directly to the command line and sets a return code. Depending on the return code, the CLI might also write additional information about which parameter caused the error. The CLI also writes information about ...
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    Table 1-3. Exit Status (continued) Status Value 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Meaning The storage array name was not in the configuration file. A management class does not exist for the storage array. A storage array was not found in the configuration ...
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    Usage Examples The following examples show how to enter CLI commands on a command line. The examples show the syntax, form, and, in some examples, script commands. Examples are shown for both Windows and Linux operating systems. The usage for the -c parameter varies depending on your operating ...
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    physicalDiskCount[3] raidLevel=5 capacity=10 GB userLabel="Finance"; show storageArray healthStatus;' This example shows how to run commands in a script file named scriptfile.scr on a storage array named Example. The -e parameter runs the file without checking syntax. Executing an SMcli command ...
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    ...array of independent disks (RAID) controller modules in the storage array runs the script commands. The script engine and script commands support the storage array configuration and management operations listed in Table 2-1. Table 2-1. Configuration and Management Operations Operation Virtual disk, ...
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    Table 2-1. Configuration and Management Operations (continued) Operation General storage array configuration Activities Resetting a configuration to defaults, labeling, checking the health status, setting the time of day, clearing the Major Event Log, and setting the media scan rate Downloading and...
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    • • Brackets A list of identifiers NOTE: You can use any combination of alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores for the names. Command names can have a maximum of 30 characters. If you exceed the maximum character limit, replace square brackets ([ ]) with angle brackets (< >) to ...
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    Table 2-2. Object Types and Identifiers (continued) Object Type virtualDiskCopy diskGroup Identifier Target virtual disk and, optionally, the source virtual disk user labels Virtual disk group number Statement data is in the form of attribute=value (such as raidLevel=5), an attribute name (such as...
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    Table 2-3. General Form of the Script Commands (continued) Command Syntax deactivate object {statement-data} delete object diagnose object {statement-data} disable object {statement-data} download object {statement-data} enable object {statement-data} recopy object {statement-data} recover object {...
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    ... syntax and the syntax values that you can use with the syntax. Table 2-4. Recurring Syntax Elements Recurring Syntax raid-level snapshot-repository-raid-level capacity-spec segment-size-spec boolean user-label user-label-list create-raid-vol-attr-value-list Syntax Value (0 | 1 | 5| 6) (1 | 5 | 6) ...
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    ...-attribute-value-pair capacity=capacity-spec | owner=(0 | 1) | segmentSize=integer-literal RAID ... Attachment [SATA]) (snapshot | virtualDiskCopy) instance-based-repository-spec | count-based-repository-...=ipv4-address| feature-identifier repository-spec ethernet-port-options About the Script Commands...
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    Table 2-4. Recurring Syntax Elements (continued) Recurring Syntax iscsi-host-port-options Syntax Value IPV4Address=ipv4-address | IPV6LocalAddress=ipv6-address | IPV6RoutableAddress=ipv6-address | IPV6RouterAddress=ipv6-address | enableIPV4= boolean | enableIPV6=boolean | enableIPV4Vlan=boolean | ...
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    ... (continued) Recurring Syntax instance-based-repository-spec Syntax Value repositoryRAIDLevel=repository-raidlevel repositoryPhysicalDisks=(... the show diskGroup command. count-based-repository-spec repositoryRAIDLevel=repository-raidlevel repositoryPhysicalDiskCount=integerliteral [physicalDiskType=...
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    ... | diskGroupWidth=integer-literal | diskGroupCount=integer-literal | virtualDisksPerGroupCount=integerliteral| hotSpareCount=integer-literal | segmentSize=segment-size-spec ipv4-address ipv6-address autoconfigure-vols-attr-value-list autoconfigure-vols-attr-value-pair NOTE: The physicalDiskType ...
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    Table 2-4. Recurring Syntax Elements (continued) Recurring Syntax create-virtual-disk-copy-attr-value-list create-virtual-disk-copy-attr-value-pair Syntax Value create-virtual-disk-copy-attr-value-pair {create-virtual-disk-copy-attr-value-pair} copyPriority=highest | high | medium | low | lowest | ...
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    Table 2-5. Range of Values for Recurring Syntax Elements (continued) Recurring Syntax maxFramePayload Syntax Values 1500 is shared between IPv4 and IPv6. The payload portion of a standard Ethernet frame is set at 1500 bytes, and a jumbo Ethernet frame is set at 9000 bytes. When using jumbo frames, ...
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    NOTE: You can use any combination of alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores for the names. Command names can have a maximum of 30 characters. If you exceed the maximum character limit, replace square brackets ([ ]) with angle brackets (< >) to overcome this limitation. NOTE: The capacity...
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    42 About the Script Commands
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    ... information about configuring a storage array and related definitions is in the online help, the Deployment Guide, the MD Storage Manager online help, and the Owner's Manual. Configuring a RAID storage array requires caution and planning to ensure that ...
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    command. On Windows, you must enclose the name between two backslashes (\) in addition to other delimiters. For example, the following name is used in a command that runs under Windows: [\"Engineering\"] For a Linux system when used in a script file, the name appears as: ["Engineering"] ...
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    The show storageArray command returns the following general information about the components and properties of the storage array A detailed profile of the components and features in the storage array The battery age The default host type (which is the current host type) Other available host types ...
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    CAUTION: When you write information to a file, the script engine does not check to determine if the file name already exists. If you choose the name of a file that already exists, the script engine writes over the information in the file without warning. When you save the information to a file, you...
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    ...see a list of the commands, see "Commands Listed by Function" on page 108. These commands are organized by the storage array activities that the commands support. (Examples include virtual disk commands, host commands, enclosure commands, and others.) Saving a Configuration to a File CAUTION: When ...
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    save storageArray configuration file="filename" [(allconfig | globalSettings=(TRUE | FALSE)) | virtualDiskConfigAndSettings=(TRUE | FALSE) | hostTopology=(TRUE | FALSE) | lunMappings=(TRUE | FALSE)] You can choose to save the entire configuration or specific configuration features. The command for ...
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    "virtualDiskName" [capacity=virtualDiskCapacity owner=(0 | 1) segmentSize=segmentSizeValue] [enclosureLossProtect=(TRUE | FALSE)] NOTE: The capacity, owner, segmentSize, and enclosureLossProtect parameters are optional. You can use one or all of the optional parameters as needed to help define your...
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    Example of Creating Virtual Disks with User-Assigned Physical Disks client>smcli 123.45.67.89 -c "create virtualDisk physicalDisks=(0,0 0,1 0,2) raidLevel=5 userLabel= \"Engineering_1\" capacity=20 GB owner=0;" NOTE: The capacity parameter returns an error if you specify a value greater than or ...
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    group. You do not need to enter a list of physical disks. All other parameters are the same. Enclosure loss protection is performed differently when MD Storage Manager assigns the physical disks as opposed to when a user assigns the physical disks. (For an explanation of the difference, see "...
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    The freeCapacityArea parameter defines the free capacity area to use for the virtual disk. If a disk group has several free capacity areas, you can use this parameter to identify which free capacity area to use for virtual disk creation. You do not have to assign the entire capacity of the physical...
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    Using the Auto Configure Command The autoConfigure storageArray command creates the disk groups on a storage array, the virtual disks in the disk groups, and the hot spares for the storage array. When you use the autoConfigure storageArray command, define the following parameters Type of physical ...
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    ... you enter a value for the segment size, the value is checked against the supported values provided by the RAID controller module at run time. If... requests (such as multimedia), performance is maximized when a single I/O request can be serviced with a single data stripe. A data stripe is the segment ...
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    ... disks needed to satisfy an I/O request. Using a single physical disk for a single request leaves other physical disks available to simultaneously service other requests. After you have finished creating the disk groups and virtual disks by using the autoConfigure storageArray command, you can ...
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    ..., save a copy of your current configuration to a file (see "Saving a Configuration to a File" on page 47). If you have problems with your modifications, you can use the information in the file to restore your previous configuration. Setting the Storage Array Password The set storageArray command ...
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    SMcli -m 123.45.67.89 -F MyStorageArrayEvent@MyCompany.com or SMcli -m MyCompany.com -F MyStorageArrayEvent@MyCompany.com An example of a command to set the email alert destination and specify that only event information is to be sent is: SMcli -a email:MyCompanySupport@MyCompany.com 123.45.67.89 ...
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    defaultHostType to Linux, the RAID controller module communicates with any undefined host if the undefined host is running Linux. Typically, you need to change the host type only when you are setting up the storage array. The only time you might need to use this parameter is if you need to change ...
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    • • Adding free capacity to a disk group Changing the RAID level of a disk group The lowest priority rate favors system performance, but the modification operation takes longer. The highest priority rate favors the modification operation, but the system performance might be degraded. The set ...
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    The following syntax is the general form of the command: set (physicalDisk [enclosureID,slotID] | physicalDisks [enclosureID0,slotID0 ...enclosureIDn,slotIDn] hotSpare=(TRUE | FALSE) The following example shows how to use this command to set hot spare physical disks: client>smcli 123.45.67.89 -c "...
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    ... and related definitions is available in the online help, the Deployment Guide, the MD Storage Manager online help, and the Owner's Manual. The Snapshot feature creates a snapshot virtual disk ... Activation card shipped in the same box as your Dell PowerVault MD storage array. Follow the ...
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    ... four snapshots per virtual disk. NOTE: The maximum number of snapshot virtual disks is one-half of the total number of virtual disks supported by the RAID controller module. • • Increase the capacity of a snapshot virtual disk. Table 4-1 lists the components that comprise a snapshot virtual...
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    ... Arrays With Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clusters or Dell PowerVault MD3200i and MD3220i Storage Arrays...Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clusters at support.dell.com/manuals. For details on mapping the snapshot virtual disk to the secondary node, see the Dell NOTE: You can create concurrent ...
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    Creating a Snapshot Virtual Disk The create snapshotVirtualDisk command provides three methods for defining the physical disks for your snapshot repository virtual disk Define each physical disk for the snapshot repository virtual disk by enclosure ID and slot ID. Define a disk group in which the ...
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    ... following steps: 1 Stop all I/O activity to the source. 2 Using your Windows system, flush the cache to the source. At the host prompt, type SMrepassist -f and press . See "SMrepassist Utility" in the Owner's Manual for more information. Using the Snapshot Feature 65
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    ... & Virtual Disks link. 4 Follow any additional instructions for your operating system. Failure to follow these .... NOTE: If your operating system requires additional instructions, you can find those instructions in your operating system documentation. If you want to use a snapshot regularly, such as ...
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    See step 1 through step 4 in the preceding section, "Preparing Host Servers to Create an Initial Snapshot Virtual Disk" on page 65. The following example shows a command in which users assign the physical disks: client>smcli 123.45.67.89 -c "create snapshotVirtualDisk sourceVirtualDisk= \"...
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    Creating a Snapshot Virtual Disk with Software-Assigned Physical Disks This version of the create snapshotVirtualDisk command lets you choose an existing disk group in which to place the snapshot repository virtual disk. The storage management software determines which physical disks to use. You ...
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    Define the capacity of a snapshot repository virtual disk as any percentage of the size of the source virtual disk. A value of 20 percent is a good compromise between size and speed. In the previous example, the size of the snapshot repository is set to 4 GB. The underlying assumption is that the ...
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    The command in this example creates a new snapshot repository virtual disk that consists of three physical disks. The three physical disks comprise a new disk group with a RAID level of 5. This command also takes a snapshot of the source virtual disk, which starts the copy-on-write operation. The ...
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    Table 4-3. Snapshot Virtual Disk Parameters (continued) Parameter userLabel Description Specifies the name to give to the snapshot virtual disk. If you do not choose a name for the snapshot virtual disk, the RAID controller modules create a default name using the source virtual disk name. For ...
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    The following example of the create snapshotVirtualDisk command includes user-defined parameters: client>smcli 123.45.67.89 -c "create snapshotVirtualDisk sourceVirtualDisk= \"Mars_Spirit_4\" repositoryRAIDLevel=5 repositoryPhysicalDiskCount=5 physicalDiskType= SAS userLabel=\"Mars_Spirit_4_snap1\"...
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    name Engineering Data, the snapshot virtual disk can have a name Engineering Data-S1. The repository virtual disk can have a name of Engineering Data-R1. If you do not choose a unique name for either the snapshot virtual disk or repository virtual disk, the RAID controller modules create a default ...
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    The following example is the script file version of the command: set virtualDisk ["Mars_Spirit_4-1"] userLabel= "Mars_Odyssey_3-2"; When you change the warning threshold percent and repository full policy, you can apply the changes to one or several snapshot virtual disks. The following example ...
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    When you stop the copy-on-write operations for a specific snapshot virtual disk, only that snapshot virtual disk is disabled. All other snapshot virtual disks remain in operation. Re-creating the Snapshot Virtual Disk To restart a copy-on-write operation, use the recreate snapshot virtualDisk ...
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    ... press . See "SMrepassist Utility" in the Owner's Manual for more information. 3 Remove the drive letter(s)...not updated properly. 4 Follow any additional instructions for your operating system. Failure to follow ...: If your operating system requires additional instructions, you can find those ...
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    ...related definitions is available in the online help, the Deployment Guide, the MD Storage Manager online help,...Activation card shipped in the same box as your Dell PowerVault MD storage array. Follow ...Premium Feature - Virtual Disk Copy" in the Owner's Manual. The Virtual Disk Copy feature enables...
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    Table 5-1 lists the Virtual Disk Copy commands and briefly describes what the commands do. Table 5-1. Virtual Disk Copy Commands Command create virtualDiskCopy disable storageArray feature=virtualDiskCopy recopy virtualDiskCopy remove virtualDiskCopy set virtualDiskCopy show virtualDiskCopy ...
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    The following steps show the general process for creating a virtual disk copy: 1 Enable the Virtual Disk Copy feature. 2 Determine candidates for a virtual disk copy. 3 Create the target virtual disk and source virtual disk for a virtual disk copy. Enabling the Virtual Disk Copy Feature The first ...
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    ... 2 Using your Windows system, flush the cache to both the source and the target virtual disk (if mounted). At the host prompt, type SMrepassist -f and press . See "SMrepassist Utility" in the Owner's Manual for more information. 80 Using the Virtual Disk Copy Feature
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    ... is not updated properly. 4 Follow any additional instructions for your operating system. Failure to follow these ...copies. NOTE: If your operating system requires additional instructions, you can find those instructions in your operating system documentation. After your server has been prepared, see...
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    The create virtualDiskCopy command might look like the following example: client>smcli 123.45.67.89 -c "create virtualDiskcopy source=\"Jaba_Hut\" target= \"Obi_1\" copyPriority=medium targetreadonlyenabled=true" The command in this example copies the data from the source virtual disk named ...
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    ... priority has five relative settings, which range from highest to lowest. The highest priority supports the virtual disk copy, but I/O activity might be affected. The lowest priority supports I/O activity, but the virtual disk copy takes longer. You can change the ...
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    • • • Before the virtual disk copy begins While the virtual disk copy has a status of In Progress After the virtual disk copy has completed re-creating a virtual disk copy using the recopy virtualDiskCopy command When you create a virtual disk copy pair and after the original virtual disk ...
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    The following example is the script file version of the command: set virtualDiskcopy target ["Obi_1"] copyPriority= highest targetreadonlyenabled=false; Recopying a Virtual Disk CAUTION: The recopy virtualDiskCopy command overwrites existing data on the target virtual disk and makes the target ...
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    ... press . See "SMrepassist Utility" in the Owner's Manual for more information. 3 Remove the drive letter(s)...not updated properly. 4 Follow any additional instructions for your operating system. Failure to follow ...: If your operating system requires additional instructions, you can find those ...
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    The command in this example copies data from the source virtual disk associated with the target virtual disk Obi_1 to the target virtual disk again. The copy priority is set to the highest value to complete the virtual disk copy as quickly as possible. The underlying consideration for using this ...
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    Removing Copy Pairs The remove virtualDiskCopy command enables you to remove a virtual disk copy pair from the storage array configuration. All virtual disk copy information for the source virtual disk and target virtual disk is removed from the storage array configuration. The data on the source ...
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    Storage Partitioning Storage partitioning enables hosts to share access to virtual disks in a storage array. You create a storage partition when you define the following storage array assignments A host A host group Virtual disk-to-logical unit number (LUN) mapping The virtual disk-to-LUN mapping...
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    You can select snapshot virtual disks as the source virtual disk for a virtual disk copy. Selecting a snapshot virtual disk is a good use of this feature, because it enables complete backups without significant impact to the storage array I/O. However, some I/O processing resources are lost to the ...
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    ... The commands are organized into four sections Routine maintenance Performance tuning Troubleshooting and diagnostics Recovery operations The organization is not a rigid ... as well as possible or to detect conditions before they become problems. Running a Media Scan Media scan provides a method of ...
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    • • Media scan enabled Errors detected during a scan of a user virtual disk are reported to the MEL and handled as: - Unrecovered media error - The physical disk could not read the requested data on its first attempt or on any subsequent retries. For virtual disks with redundancy ...
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    set (allVirtualDisks | virtualDisk [virtualDiskName] | virtualDisks [virtualDiskName1 ...virtualDiskNamen] | virtualDisk ) mediaScanEnabled=(TRUE | FALSE) The set storageArray command defines how frequently a media scan is run on a storage array. The following syntax is the general form of ...
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    Resetting a RAID Controller Module CAUTION: When you reset a RAID controller module, the RAID controller module is not available for I/O operations until the reset is complete. If a host is using virtual disks owned by the RAID controller module being reset, the I/O directed to the RAID controller ...
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    To determine which virtual disks have reservations, run the following command: show (allVirtualDisks | virtualDisk [virtualDiskName] | virtualDisks [virtualDiskName1 ...virtualDiskNamen]) reservations To clear persistent virtual disk reservations, run the following command: clear (allVirtualDisks |...
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    Performance Tuning Over time, as a storage array exchanges data between the hosts and physical disks, its performance can degrade. Monitor the performance of a storage array and make adjustments to the storage array operational settings to improve performance. Monitoring Performance Monitor the ...
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    ...the name of the file in which you want to save the performance statistics. You can use any file name your operating system can support. The default file type is .csv. The performance information is saved as a comma-delimited file. Before using the save storageArray performanceStats command, run the ...
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    request leaves other disks available to simultaneously service other requests. If the virtual disk is in a single-user large I/O environment, performance is maximized when a single I/O request is serviced with a single data stripe; use smaller values for the segment size. To ...
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    Troubleshooting and Diagnostics If a storage array exhibits abnormal operation or failures, you can use the commands described in this section to determine the cause of the problems. Collecting Physical Disk Data To gather information about all the physical disks in a...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 100
    ..., restoring data, and restoring the storage array to operation. Setting RAID Controller Module Operational Mode A RAID controller module has three operational modes Online Offline Service CAUTION: Placing a RAID controller module offline can cause loss of data. 100 Maintaining a Storage Array
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 101
    ... mode only under the direction of Technical Support. Use Service mode when you want to perform ... module. Placing a RAID controller module in Service mode makes it unavailable for I/O operations. Placing ... is required on all hosts and is the only supported configuration. If the multipath driver is not ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 102
    Changing RAID Controller Module Ownership You can change which RAID controller module owns a virtual disk by using the set virtualDisk command. The following syntax is the general form of the command: set (allVirtualDisks | virtualDisk [virtualDiskName] | virtualDisks [virtualDiskName1 ......
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 103
    To reconstruct a physical disk, run the following command: start physicalDisk [enclosureID,slotID] reconstruct where, enclosureID and slotID are the identifiers for the physical disk. NOTE: You can use this command only when the physical disk is assigned to a RAID 1, 5, or 6 disk group. ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 104
    To redistribute virtual disks to their preferred RAID controller modules, run the following command: reset storageArray virtualDiskDistribution NOTE: You cannot run this command if all virtual disks are currently owned by their preferred RAID controller module or if the storage array does not have ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 105
    Script Commands 7 CAUTION: Script commands are capable of changing the configuration and may cause loss of data if not used correctly. Command operations are performed as soon as you run the commands. Before using the script commands, ensure that you have backed up all data, and have saved the ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 106
    CAUTION: Commands entered using the command line interface (CLI) are capable of damaging a configuration and causing loss of data if not used properly. Command operations are performed as soon as you run the commands. Some commands can immediately delete configurations or data. Before using the ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 107
    To use the raidLevel parameter to set a RAID level of 5, enter: raidLevel=5 • When you specify physical disk locations by using enclosure ID values and slot ID values, separate the ID values with a comma. If you enter more than one set of ID values, separate each set of values by a space. Put ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 108
    On Microsoft Windows, you must put a backslash (\) before and after the name in addition to other delimiters. For example, the following name is used in a command running under a Windows operating system: [\"Engineering"\] For Linux, and when used in a script file, the name appears as the following...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 109
    "Show Disk Group Export Dependencies" on page 225 "Show Disk Group Import Dependencies" on page 226 "Start Disk Group Blink" on page 247 "Start Disk Group Defragment" on page 247 "Start Disk Group Export" on page 248 "Start Disk Group Import" on page 249 "Stop Disk Group Blink" on page 257 ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 110
    "Set Host Port" on page 194 "Set iSCSI Initiator" on page 195 "Set iSCSI Target Properties" on page 197 "Show Host Ports" on page 227 iSCSI Commands "Create iSCSI Initiator" on page 131 "Delete iSCSI Initiator" on page 154 "Reset Storage Array iSCSI Baseline" on page 178 "Save Storage Array iSCSI ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 111
    "Set Physical Disk Channel Status" on page 198 "Set Physical Disk State" on page 199 "Show Physical Disk" on page 227 "Show Physical Disk Channel Statistics" on page 230 "Show Physical Disk Download Progress" on page 230 "Start Physical Disk Blink" on page 251 "Start Physical Disk Initialize" on ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 112
    "Show RAID Controller Module NVSRAM" on page 232 "Start Physical Disk Channel Blink" on page 251 "Start Physical Disk Channel Fault Isolation Diagnostics" on page 252 "Stop Physical Disk Channel Blink" on page 257 "Stop Physical Disk Channel Fault Isolation Diagnostics" on page 258 Session Command...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 113
    ... Performance Statistics" on page 185 "Save Storage Array SAS PHY Counts" on page 186 "Save Storage Array State Capture" on page 186 "Save Storage Array Support Data" on page 186 "Set Storage Array" on page 207 "Set Storage Array Enclosure Positions" on page 211 "Set Storage Array ICMP Response" on ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 114
    ... Disk (Automatic Physical Disk Select)" on page 131 "Create RAID Virtual Disk (Free Capacity Base Select)" on page 134 "Create RAID Virtual Disk (Manual Physical Disk Select)" on page 137 "Delete Virtual Disk" on page 154 "Recover RAID Virtual Disk" on page 168 "Remove Virtual Disk LUN Mapping" on ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 115
    Virtual Disk Copy Commands "Create Virtual Disk Copy" on page 149 "Recopy Virtual Disk Copy" on page 166 "Remove Virtual Disk Copy" on page 173 "Set Virtual Disk Copy" on page 223 "Show Virtual Disk Copy" on page 242 "Show Virtual Disk Copy Source Candidates" on page 243 "Show Virtual Disk Copy ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 116
    The RAID controller modules audit the storage array and then determine the highest RAID level that the storage array can support and the most efficient virtual disk definition for the RAID level. If the configuration described by the returned list is acceptable, enter the autoConfigure storageArray ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 117
    Parameter Description Number of physical disks in a disk group in the storage array. For information about the number of physical disks that you can use in a disk group, see "Enclosure Loss Protection" on page 52. Number of disk groups in the storage array. Use integer values. diskGroupWidth ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 118
    Autoconfigure Storage Array Hot Spares This command automatically defines and configures the hot spares in a storage array. You can run this command at any time. This command provides the best hot spare coverage for a storage array. Syntax autoConfigure storageArray hotSpares Parameters None. ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 119
    Parameters Parameter virtualDisk Description Name of the specific virtual disk to check consistency. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the virtual disk name. If the virtual disk name has special characters, you must also put quotation marks (" ") around the virtual disk name. Name of the file in ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 120
    Clear Physical Disk Port Statistics This command resets the statistics for all physical disk ports. Syntax clear allPhysicalDiskChannels stats Parameters None. Clear Storage Array Configuration Use this command to Clear the entire storage array configuration, and return it back to the initial ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 121
    Parameter volumeGroups Description The setting to remove the virtual disk configuration and the disk group configuration. The rest of the configuration stays intact. NOTE: When you run this command, the storage array becomes unresponsive, and all script processing is cancelled. You must remove ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 122
    Clear Virtual Disk Reservations This command clears persistent virtual disk reservations. Syntax clear (allVirtualDisks | virtualDisk [virtualDiskName] | virtualDisks [virtualDiskName1 ...virtualDiskNamen]) reservations Parameters Parameter allVirtualDisks Description Clears reservations on all ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 123
    Parameters Parameter allVirtualDisks Description Clears unreadable sector information from all of the virtual disks in the storage array. The name of the specific virtual disk for which you want to clear unreadable sector information. You can enter more than one virtual disk name. Enclose the ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 124
    Parameters Parameter physicalDisks Description The physical disks that you want to assign to the disk group that you want to create. Specify the enclosure ID value and the slot ID value for each physical disk that you assign to the disk group. Enclosure ID values are 0 to 99. Slot ID values are 0 ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 125
    Parameter capacity Description The size of the virtual disk that you are adding to the storage array. Size is defined in units of bytes, KB, MB, GB, or TB. The following examples show the syntax: capacity=500 bytes capacity=2 GB NOTE: A space must be added between the last digit and the size (...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 126
    Parameter enclosureLossProtect Description The setting to enforce enclosure loss protection when you create the disk group. To enforce enclosure loss protection, set this parameter to TRUE. The default value is FALSE. The setting to specify the security level when creating the disk groups and all ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 127
    ... you enter a value for the segment size, the value is checked against the supported values that are provided by the RAID controller module at run time. If... as multimedia), performance is maximized when a single data transfer request is serviced with a single data stripe. A data stripe is the segment ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 128
    • • start secureErase (physicalDisk | physicalDisks) enable diskGroup [diskGroupName] security Enclosure Loss Protection For enclosure loss protection to work, each physical disk in a disk group must be in a separate enclosure. If you set the enclosureLossProtect parameter to true and have ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 129
    ... creates a new HBA host port identification. The identification is a software value that represents the physical HBA host port to the RAID controller module. Without the host port identification, the RAID controller module cannot receive instructions or data from the host port. Script Commands 129
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    Syntax create hostPort identifier="wwid" userLabel="portLabel" host="hostName" interfaceType=SAS Parameters Parameter identifier Description WWID of the HBA host port. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the WWID. Name to give the new HBA host port. You must put quotation marks (" ") around ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 131
    Create iSCSI Initiator This command creates a new iSCSI initiator object. Syntax create iscsiInitiator iscsiName = "iSCSI-ID" userLabel = "name" host = "host-name" [chapSecret = securityKey] Parameters Parameter iscsiName userLabel host chapSecret Description The default identifier of the iSCSI ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 132
    capacity=virtualDiskCapacity owner=(0 | 1) cacheReadPrefetch=(TRUE | FALSE) segmentSize=segmentSizeValue usageHint=(fileSystem | dataBase | multiMedia) enclosureLossProtect=(TRUE | FALSE) dssPreAllocate=(TRUE | FALSE) securityType=(none | capable | enabled)] Parameters Parameter physicalDiskCount ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 133
    Parameter capacity Description The size of the virtual disk that you are adding to the storage array. Size is defined in units of bytes, KB, MB, GB, or TB. NOTE: A space must be added between the last digit and the size (bytes, KB, MB, or GB) for values greater than 9. If you do not specify a ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 134
    Parameter enclosureLossProtect Description Specifies that enclosure loss protection is enforced when creating the disk group. To enforce enclosure loss protection, set this parameter to TRUE. The default setting is FALSE. For information about the enclosureLossProtect parameter, see "Enclosure ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 135
    Parameters Parameter diskGroup Description Sequence number of the disk group in which to create the new virtual disk. (To determine the sequence numbers of the disk groups in your storage array, enter the show storageArray Profile command.) Name for the new virtual disk. You must put quotation ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 136
    Parameter capacity Description Size of the virtual disk that you are adding to the storage array. Size is defined in units of bytes, KB, MB, GB, or TB. NOTE: Add a space between the last digit and the size (bytes, KB, MB, or GB) for values greater than 9. If you do not specify a capacity, all the...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 137
    ... disks have security enabled. For information about securityType, see "Security Type" on page 127. dssPreAllocate securityType Create RAID Virtual Disk (Manual Physical Disk Select) This command creates a new disk group and virtual disk, and enables you to specify the physical disks for the ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 138
    raidLevel=(0 | 1 | 5 | 6) userLabel="virtualDiskName" [capacity=virtualDiskCapacity owner=(0 | 1) cacheReadPrefetch=(TRUE | FALSE) segmentSize=segmentSizeValue usageHint=(fileSystem | dataBase | multiMedia) enclosureLossProtect=(TRUE | FALSE) dssPreAllocate=(TRUE | FALSE) securityType=(none | ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 139
    Parameter raidLevel Description RAID level of the disk group that contains the virtual disk. Valid values are 0, 1, 5, or 6. RAID controller module firmware takes the list of physical disks and pairs them using the following algorithm: Data physical disk = X Consistency physical disk = N  2 + X...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 140
    Parameter owner Description RAID controller module that owns the virtual disk. Valid RAID controller module identifiers are 0 or 1, where, 0 is the RAID controller module on the left and 1 is the RAID controller module on the right when viewed from the rear of the enclosure. If you do not specify ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 141
    Parameter dssPreAllocate Description The setting to make sure that reserve capacity is allocated for future segment size increases. The default value is TRUE. The setting to specify the security level when creating the disk groups and all associated virtual disks. • none-The disk group and ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 142
    freeCapacityArea=freeCapacityIndexNumber userLabel="snapshotVirtualDiskName" warningThresholdPercent=percentValue repositoryPercentOfSource=percentValue repositoryUserLabel="repositoryName" repositoryFullPolicy=(failSourceWrites | failSnapshot)] Syntax (User-Defined Number of Physical Disks...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 143
    repositoryPercentOfSource=percentValue repositoryUserLabel=”repositoryName” repositoryFullPolicy=(failSourceWrites | failSnapshot)] Syntax (Existing Repository Disk Group) create snapshotVirtualDisk sourceVirtualDisk=”sourceVirtualDiskName” [repositoryDiskGroup=”repositoryDiskGroupNameମ.
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    Parameter Description repositoryVolumeGroupUserLabel Use this parameter when you create a new disk group. The name of a new disk group to be used for the repository virtual disk. Enclose the repository disk group name in double quotation marks (" "). repositoryDiskGroup userLabel Sequence ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 145
    Parameter physicalDiskType Description The type of physical disks that you want to use for the snapshot repository virtual disk. The valid physical disk type is SAS. You must specify a physical disk type. Use this parameter only when you use the repositoryDriveCount parameter. The index number of ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 146
    Parameter repositoryPercentOfSource Description The size of the repository virtual disk as a percentage of the source virtual disk. Use integer values. For example, a value of 40 means 40 percent. The default value is 20. The name to give to the repository virtual disk. You must put quotation ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 147
    Create Storage Array Security Key This command creates a new security key for a storage array that has Self Encrypting Disk (SED) physical disks. This command also sets the security definitions and sets the state to Security Enabled. NOTE: Before you create a storage array security key, you must ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 148
    Additional Information To use this command successfully, you need to have enough SES drives to create atleast one volume group. The controller firmware creates a lock that restricts access to the SES drives. SES drives have a state called Security Capable. When you create a security key, the state...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 149
    Create Virtual Disk Copy This command creates a virtual disk copy and starts the virtual disk copy operation. CAUTION: Before you create a new copy of a source virtual disk, stop any data access (I/O) activity or suspend data transfer to the source virtual disk and (if applicable, the target disk) ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 150
    Parameters Parameter source Description Name of an existing virtual disk to use as the source virtual disk. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the source virtual disk name. NOTE: You can use any combination of alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores for the names. Command names ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 151
    Parameter copyPriority Description Specifies the priority that a virtual disk copy has relative to host I/O activity. Valid entries are highest, high, medium, low, or lowest. NOTE: CopyPriority defines the amount of system resources used to copy the data between the source virtual disk and target...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 152
    Delete Host This command deletes a host. Syntax delete host [hostName] Parameter Parameter host Description Name of the host to delete. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the host name. If the host name has special characters, you must also put quotation marks (" ") around the host name. NOTE: A ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 153
    ... the physical HBA host port to the RAID controller module. By deleting the identification, the RAID controller module no longer recognizes instructions and data from the HBA host port. Syntax delete hostPort [hostPortName] Parameter Parameter hostPort Description Name of the HBA host port to delete...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 154
    Delete iSCSI Initiator This command deletes a specific iSCSI initiator object. Syntax delete iscsiInitiator (["iSCSI-ID "| "name"]) Parameters Parameters iSCSI-ID name Description The identifier of the iSCSI initiator that you want to delete. Enclose the name in double quotation marks (" "). The ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 155
    Parameters Parameter allVirtualDisks Description Deletes all virtual disks in a storage array. NOTE: Using the allVirtualDisks parameter deletes virtual disks until all are removed or until an error is encountered. If an error is encountered, this command does not attempt to delete the remaining ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 156
    Syntax diagnose controller [(0 | 1)] loopbackPhysicalDiskChannel=(allchannels | (1 | 2)) testID=(1 | 2 | 3) [patternFile="filename"] Parameters Parameter controller Description RAID controller module on which to run the diagnostic tests. Valid RAID controller module identifiers are 0 or 1, ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 157
    Parameter testID Description Identifier for the diagnostic test to run. The identifier and corresponding tests are: 1 - Reads the test 2 - Write test 3 - Data loop-back test NOTE: When you run a data loop-back test, you can optionally specify a file that contains a data pattern. If you do ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 158
    Additional Information If you specify the remoteMirror parameter, this command disables the Remote Virtual Disk Mirroring premium feature and takes away the structure of the mirror repository virtual disk. To use the High Performance Tier premium feature, you must configure a storage array as: •...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 159
    Parameters Parameter enclosure Description Identifies the enclosure to which to load new firmware. Enclosure ID values are 0 to 99. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the enclosure ID value. You can use the following parameters: • The allEnclosures parameter, which downloads new firmware to all ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 160
    Download Physical Disk Firmware This command downloads a firmware image to a physical disk. CAUTION: Downloading physical disk firmware incorrectly can result in damage to the physical disks or loss of data. Before attempting to download physical disk firmware, you must take the following ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 161
    Parameters Parameter physicalDisk Description Physical disk to which to download the firmware image. Specify the enclosure ID and slot ID for the physical disk. Enclosure ID values are 0 to 99. Slot ID values are 0 to 31. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the enclosure ID value and slot ID value. ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 162
    Parameter NVSRAM-filename Description File path and name of the file that contains the NVSRAM values. Valid file names must end with a .dlp extension. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the NVSRAM file name. You must include a comma after the firmware file name. Specifies that you are ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 163
    Additional Information When you run this command, you can download more than one firmware image file to the physical disks in a storage array. The number of firmware image files that you can download depends on the storage array. The MD storage management software returns an error if you try to ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 164
    Parameter Parameter file Description File path and name of the file that contains the NVSRAM values. Valid file names must end with a .dlp extension. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the file name. Enable Disk Group Security This command converts a non-secure disk group to a secure disk ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 165
    The RAID controller module firmware creates a lock that restricts access to the SED physical disks. SED physical disks have a state called Security Capable. When you create a security key, the state is set to Security Enabled, which restricts access to all SED physical disks that exist within the ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 166
    Parameter Parameter file Description File path and file name of a valid feature key file. Valid file names for feature key files must end with a .key extension. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the file path and file name. Additional Information A feature pack is a predefined set of ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 167
    Syntax recopy virtualDiskCopy target [targetName] [source [sourceName]] [copyPriority=(highest | high | medium | low | lowest) targetReadOnlyEnabled=(TRUE | FALSE)] Parameters Parameter target Description Name of the target virtual disk for which to reinitiate a virtual disk copy operation. You ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 168
    Recover RAID Virtual Disk This command creates a RAID virtual disk with the given properties without initializing any of the user data areas on the disks. Parameter values are derived from the Recovery Profile data file for the storage array. NOTE: This command can be run only from the command line...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 169
    Parameter diskGroup Description The name of the disk group in which you want to create the new virtual disk. (To determine the names of the disk groups in your storage array, run the show storageArray profile command.) Name to give the new virtual disk. Enclose the new virtual disk name in double ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 170
    Parameter SSID owner Description The storage array subsystem identifier of a virtual disk. RAID controller module that owns the virtual disk. Valid RAID controller module identifiers are 0 or 1, where, 0 is the RAID controller module in Slot 0 and 1 is the RAID controller module in Slot 1. If you ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 171
    Syntax recreate snapshot (virtualDisk [virtualDiskName] | virtualDisks [virtualDiskName1 ...virtualDiskNameN]) [userLabel="snapshotVirtualDiskName" warningThresholdPercent=percentValue repositoryFullPolicy (failSourceWrites | failSnapshot)] Parameters Parameter virtualDisk or virtualDisks ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 172
    Additional Information NOTE: You can use any combination of alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores for the names. Command names can have a maximum of 30 characters. If you exceed the maximum character limit, replace square brackets ([ ]) with angle brackets (< >) to overcome this ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 173
    ... affected virtual disks (snapshot, source, and repository) are quiesced until the process is complete. NOTE: The Microsoft Virtual Shadow Copy Service (VSS) provider allows the recreation of multiple snapshots simultaneously. Remove Virtual Disk Copy This command removes a virtual disk copy pair. ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 174
    Parameters Parameter allVirtualDisks virtualDisk or virtualDisks Description Removes the LUN mapping from all virtual disks. Name of the specific virtual disk to remove from the LUN mapping. You can enter more than one virtual disk name. You must put quotation marks (" ") and brackets ([ ]) around ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 175
    Parameters Parameter virtualDisk Description Name of the specific virtual disk for which to repair consistency. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the virtual disk name. If the virtual disk name has special characters, you must also put quotation marks (" ") around the virtual disk name. ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 176
    Parameters Parameter physicalDisk Description Specifies the physical disks to assign to the virtual disk that you want to create. Specify the tray ID and slot ID for each physical disk that you assign to the virtual disk. Tray ID values are 0 to 99. Slot ID values are 0 to 31. You must put brackets...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 177
    Parameter Parameter controller Description RAID controller module to reset. Valid RAID controller module identifiers are 0 or 1, where, 0 is the RAID controller module on the left and 1 is the RAID controller module on the right when viewed from the rear of the enclosure. You must put brackets ([ ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 178
    Parameters Parameter controller Description Specifies the RAID controller module that contains the battery for which to reset the age. Valid RAID controller module identifiers are 0 or 1, where, 0 is the RAID controller module on the left, and 1 is the RAID controller module on the right when ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 179
    .... CAUTION: Correct use of this command depends on the data configuration on all of the physical disks in the disk group. Never attempt to revive a physical disk unless supervised by a Customer or Technical Support representative. Syntax revive diskGroup [diskGroupNumber] Script Commands 179
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 180
    ...the data configuration on all physical disks in the disk group. Never attempt to revive a physical disk unless supervised by a Technical Support representative. Syntax revive physicalDisk [enclosureID,slotID] Parameter Parameter physicalDisk Description Identifies the enclosure and slot where, the ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 181
    Save Physical Disk Channel Fault Isolation Diagnostic Status This command saves the physical disk channel fault isolation diagnostic data that is returned from the start physical disk channel fault isolation diagnostics command. You can save the diagnostic data to a file as standard text or as XML....
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 182
    Parameter Parameter logFile Description Name of the file to which to write the log sense data. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the file name. Save RAID Controller Module NVSRAM This command saves a copy of the RAID controller module NVSRAM values to a file. This command saves all regions...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 183
    Parameters Parameter file Description Name of the file that contains the configuration values. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the file name. Saves all of the configuration values to the file. (If you choose this parameter, all of the configuration parameters are set to TRUE.) Saves the ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 184
    Save Storage Array Events This command saves events from the Major Event Log (MEL) to a file. You can save either all the events or only the critical events. Syntax save storageArray (allEvents | criticalEvents) file="filename" [count=numberOfEvents] Parameters Parameter file count Description ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 185
    Parameters Parameter raw Description This parameter defines that the statistics collected are all statistics from the RAID controller module start-of-day. Enclose the parameter in square brackets ([ ]). This parameter defines that the statistics collected are all statistics from the time the RAID ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 186
    ...around the file name. Save Storage Array Support Data This command saves the storage array ...-related information to a file. Support-related information includes The storage array profile The Major ... Log information The NVSRAM data Current problems and associated recovery information The performance ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 187
    ..., and the RAID controller modules Syntax save storageArray supportData file="filename" Parameter Parameter file Description Name of the file to which to save the storage array support-related data. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the file name. Set Disk Group This command defines the ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 188
    Parameter addPhysical Disks Description Identifies the physical disk by tray and slot location to include in the disk group. Tray ID values are 0 to 99. Slot ID values are 0 to 31. You must put parentheses around the tray ID values and the slot ID values. NOTE: When using this command, you can ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 189
    .... You cannot use spaces in an asset tag name. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the asset tag name. chassisName assetTag Set Enclosure Identification This command sets the ID of an enclosure in a storage array. Syntax set enclosure ["Service Tag"] id=enclosureID Script Commands 189
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 190
    Parameters Parameter enclosure Description Service tag of the RAID enclosure or the expansion enclosure for which you are setting the enclosure ID. You must put quotation marks (" ") around the Service Tag. Specifies the value for the RAID enclosure or expansion enclosure ID. Valid ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 191
    Parameters Parameter physicalDisk or physicalDisks Description The tray and the slot where the physical disk resides. Tray ID values are 0 to 99. Slot ID values are 0 to 31. Enclose the tray ID values and the slot ID values in square brackets ([ ]). Selects all the physical disks. allPhysicalDisks...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 192
    Parameter userLabel hostType Description The new host name. Enclose the host name in double quotation marks (" "). The index label or number of the host type for the HBA host port. Use the show storageArray hostTypeTable command to generate a list of available host type identifiers. If the host ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 193
    Syntax set hostChannel [hostChannelNumber] preferredID=portID Parameters Parameter hostChannel Description The identifier number of the host channel for which you want to set the loop ID. The host channel identifier number is constructed by combining the controller number and the host channel ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 194
    Set Host Group This command renames a host group. Syntax set hostGroup [hostGroupName] userLabel="newHostGroupName" Parameters Parameter hostGroup Description Name of the host group to rename. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the host group name. If the host group name has special characters, ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 195
    Parameters Parameter hostPort Description The name of the HBA host port for which you want to change the host type, or for which you want to create a new name. Enclose the HBA host port name in square brackets ([ ]). If the HBA host port label has special characters, enclose the HBA host port label...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 196
    Parameter chapSecret Description The password that you want to use to authenticate a peer connection. NOTE: Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) is a protocol that authenticates the peer of a connection. CHAP is based upon the peers sharing a "secret." A secret is a security key...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 197
    Set iSCSI Target Properties This command defines properties for an iSCSI target. Syntax set iscsiTarget ["iscsiID"] authenticationMethod=(none | chap) | chapSecret="securityKey" | targetAlias="userLabel" Parameters Parameter iSCSIID Description The iSCSI target for which you want to ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 198
    .... NOTE: Use the optimal parameter to move a degraded channel back to the Optimal state. Use the degraded parameter if the channel is experiencing problems, and the storage array requires additional time for data transfers. Set Physical Disk Hot Spare This command assigns or unassigns one or more ...
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    Parameters Parameter physicalDisk or physicalDisks Description The tray and the slot where the physical disk resides. Tray ID values are 0 to 99. Slot ID values are 0 to 31. Enclose the tray ID values and the slot ID values in square brackets ([ ]). The setting to assign the physical disk as the ...
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    ...controller module in square brackets ([ ]). If you do not specify a RAID controller module, the firmware for the RAID controller module returns a syntax error. The mode for the RAID controller module, which you can set to online, offline, or serviceMode (service). availability 200 Script Commands
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    ...The attributes (options) for the management Ethernet ports. The entries to support this parameter are listed in the Syntax Element Statement Data ... IPv6RouterAddress iscsiHostPort rloginEnabled serviceAllowedIndicator The setting for whether the Service Action Allowed indicator light is turned on...
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    Syntax Element Statement Data Options for the Ethernet Port Parameter enableIPv4=(TRUE | FALSE) | enableIPv6=(TRUE | FALSE) | IPv6LocalAddress=(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF) | IPv6RoutableAddress=(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF):(0-FFFF...
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    ... the virtual disks. The specified RAID controller module no longer has any virtual disks and refuses to take ownership of any more virtual disks. Service mode is persistent across reset cycles and power cycles until the availability parameter is set to online. Use the show controller NVSRAM command ...
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    The portSpeed option is expressed as megabits per second (Mb/s). The following values are the default values for the iscsiHostOptions The IPv6HopLimit option is 64. The IPv6NdReachableTime option is 30000 milliseconds. The IPv6NdRetransmitTime option is 1000 milliseconds. The IPv6NdTimeOut option ...
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    Parameter performanceMonitorInterval Description The frequency of gathering performance data. Enter an integer value for the polling interval, in seconds, for which you want to capture data. The range of values is 3 to 3600 seconds. The default value is 5 seconds. performanceMonitorIterations The...
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    Parameters Parameter virtualDisk or virtualDisks Description The name of the specific snapshot virtual disk for which you want to define properties. (You can enter more than one virtual disk name if you use the virtualDisks parameter). Enclose the snapshot virtual disk name in double quotation ...
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    Set Storage Array This command defines the properties of the storage array. Syntax set storageArray (alarm=(enable | disable | mute) | autoSupportConfig (enable | disable) | cacheBlockSize=cacheBlockSizeValue | cacheFlushStart=cacheFlushStartSize | cacheFlushStop=cacheFlushStopSize | ...
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    Parameter autoSupportConfig Description The setting for automatically collecting support data each time the firmware detects a critical MEL event. This parameter has these values: • enable-Turns on the collection of support data • disable-Turns off the collection of support data ...
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    ... to disable registration. Additional Information When you use this command, you can specify one or more of the optional parameters. Auto Support Data When enabled, the set storageArray autoSupportConfig command causes all configuration and state information for the storage array to be returned ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 210
    ... transfer, sequential, or high-bandwidth applications. The cacheBlockSize parameter defines the supported cache block size for all of the virtual disks in the storage array. Not all RAID controller module types support all cache block sizes. For redundant configurations, this parameter includes...
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    Media Scan Rate Media scan runs on all of the virtual disks in the storage array that have optimal status, do not have modification operations in progress, and have the mediaScanRate parameter enabled. Use the set virtualDisk command to enable or disable the mediaScanRate parameter. NOTE: If you ...
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    Additional Information This command defines the position of an enclosure in a storage array by the position of the enclosure ID in the enclosurePositions list. For example, if you have a RAI enclosure with an ID set to 84 and expansion enclosures with IDs set to 1, 12, and 50, the ...
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    Set Storage Array iSNS Server IPv4 Address This command sets the configuration method and address for an IPv4 Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS). Syntax set storageArray isnsIPv4ConfigurationMethod= [static | dhcp] isnsIPv4Address=ipAddress Parameter Parameter isnsIPv4Address Description The IP ...
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    Set Storage Array iSNS Server Listening Port This command sets the iSNS server listening port. Syntax set storageArray isnsListeningPort= listeningPortIPAddress Parameter Parameter isnsListeningPort Description The IP address that you want to use for the iSNS server listening port. The range of ...
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    Parameters Parameter Description daysToNextLearnCycle Valid values are 0 through 7, where, 0 is immediately and 7 is in seven days. The daysToNextLearnCycle parameter takes place up to seven days after the next scheduled learn cycle. day Valid values for the day parameter include the days of the ...
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    Set Storage Array Security Key Use this command to set the security key that is used throughout the storage array to implement the Physical Disk Security premium feature. When any security-capable physical disk in the storage array is assigned to a secured disk group, that physical disk is security...
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    Set Storage Array Time This command sets the clocks on both RAID controller modules in a storage array by synchronizing the RAID controller module clocks with the clock of the host from which you run this command. Syntax set storageArray time Parameters None. Set Storage Array Unnamed Discovery ...
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    Set Virtual Disk This command defines the properties for a virtual disk. You can use most of the parameters to define properties for one or more virtual disks, however, some of the parameters define properties for only one virtual disk at a time. The syntax definitions are separated to show which ...
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    segmentSize=segmentSizeValue userLabel=virtualDiskName preReadRedundancyCheck=(TRUE | FALSE) Syntax Applicable to Virtual Disk Mapping set (virtualDisk ["virtualDiskName"] | virtualDisk | accessVirtualDisk) logicalUnitNumber=LUN (host="hostName" | hostGroup=("hostGroupName" | ...
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    Parameter Description cacheWithoutBatteryEnabled The setting to turn on or turn off caching without batteries. To turn on caching without batteries, set this parameter to TRUE. To turn off caching without batteries, set this parameter to FALSE. mediaScanEnabled The setting to turn on or turn off ...
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    Parameter cacheReadPrefetch Description The setting to turn on or turn off cache read prefetch. To turn off cache read prefetch, set this parameter to FALSE. To turn on cache read prefetch, set this parameter to TRUE. The setting to increase the storage size (capacity) of the virtual disk for ...
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    Parameter preReadRedundancyCheck Description The setting to check the consistency of RAID redundancy data on the stripes during read operations. Do not use this operation for nonredundant virtual disks, for example RAID Level 0. To check redundancy consistency, set this parameter to TRUE. For no ...
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    Set Virtual Disk Copy This command defines the properties for a virtual disk copy pair. Syntax set virtualDiskCopy target [targetName] [source [sourceName]] copyPriority=(highest | high | medium | low | lowest) targetReadOnlyEnabled=(TRUE | FALSE) Parameters Parameter target Description Specifies ...
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    Show Current iSCSI Sessions This command displays information about an iSCSI session for either an iSCSI initiator or iSCSI target. Syntax When running from the command line, use: show iscsiInitiator [\"initiatorName\"] iscsiSessions show iscsiTarget [\"targetName\"] iscsiSessions When ...
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    Show Disk Group This command returns the following information about a disk group Status (online or offline) Physical disk type (SAS or SATA) Enclosure loss protection (yes or no) Current owner (RAID controller module 0 or RAID controller module 1) Associated virtual disks and free capacity ...
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    Parameter Parameter diskGroup Description Number of the disk group for which to display information. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the disk group number. Show Disk Group Import Dependencies This command shows a list of dependencies for the physical disks in a disk group that you want to move ...
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    Show Host Ports For all HBA host ports connected to a storage array, this command returns the following information HBA host port identifier HBA host port name HBA host type Syntax show allHostPorts Parameters None. Additional Information This command returns SAS HBA host port information ...
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    Status Capacity Data transfer rate Product ID Firmware level Enclosure location and slot location Preferred channel Redundant channel Physical disk channel information: Hot spare coverage Details for each physical disk Depending on the size of the storage array, this information can be ...
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    Parameters Parameter allPhysicalDisks Description Returns information about all physical disks in the storage array. NOTE: To determine information about the type and location of all physical disks in the storage array, use the allPhysicalDisks parameter. driveMediaType retrieve information. ...
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    Show Physical Disk Channel Statistics This command shows cumulative physical disk channel data transfer and error information. If the RAID controller module has automatically degraded a channel, this command also shows interval statistics. When using this command, you can display information about ...
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    NOTE: When all firmware downloads have successfully completed, this command returns a Successful status. If any firmware downloads fail, this command shows the firmware download status of each targeted physical disk. This command returns the status values shown in the following table. Status ...
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    Parameters Parameter Description allControllers Returns information about both RAID controller modules in the storage array. controller Returns information about a specific RAID controller module in the storage array. Valid RAID controller module identifiers are 0 or 1, where, 0 is the RAID ...
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    Parameters Parameter Description allControllers Returns information about both RAID controller modules in the storage array. controller Returns information about a specific RAID controller module in the storage array. Valid RAID controller module identifiers are 0 or 1, where, 0 is the RAID ...
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    ...to return information about the current state of the operation to automatically collect support data. The information this parameter returns is: • Whether the operation is enabled or disabled • The location of the folder where the support data file is located batteryAge Displays the ...
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    ... autoConfigure storageArray command. To determine whether the storage array can support specific properties, enter the parameter for the properties when you issue ... auto-configuration properties, the RAID controller modules validate that the firmware can support the properties. Script Commands 235
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    Syntax show storageArray autoConfiguration [physicalDiskType=(SAS | SATA) raidLevel=(0 | 1 | 5 | 6) diskGroupWidth=numberOfPhysicalDisks diskGroupCount=numberOfDiskGroups virtualDisksPerGroupCount=hotSpareCount= numberOfHotspares segmentSize=segmentSizeValue cacheReadPrefetch=(TRUE | FALSE) ...
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    Parameter segmentSize Description Amount of data (in kilobytes) that the RAID controller module writes on a single physical disk in a virtual disk before writing data on the next physical disk. Valid values are 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, or 512. For information about the segmentSize parameter, see "...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 238
    Show Storage Array LUN Mappings This command returns information from the storage array profile about the storage array LUN mappings. If you run this command with no parameters, this command returns all LUN mappings. Syntax show storageArray lunMappings [host ["hostName"] | hostgroup ["...
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    Show Storage Array Unconfigured iSCSI Initiators This command returns a list of initiators that have been detected by the storage array but are not yet configured into the storage array topology. Syntax show storageArray unconfiguredIscsiInitiators Parameters None. Show Storage Array Unreadable ...
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    Show String This command shows a string of text from a script file. This command is similar to the echo command in MS-DOS and UNIX. Syntax show "textString" Parameters None. NOTE: You must enclose the string in double quotation marks (" "). Show Virtual Disk For the virtual disks in a ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 241
    The write cache without batteries status (enabled or disabled) The write cache with mirroring status (enabled or disabled) The flush write cache after time The cache read prefetch setting (TRUE or FALSE) The enable background media scan status (enabled or disabled) The media scan with ...
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    Show Virtual Disk Action Progress For a long-running operation that is currently running on a virtual disk, this command returns information about the virtual disk action and amount of the long-running operation completed. The completed amount of the longrunning operation is shown as a percentage (...
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    Syntax show virtualDiskCopy (allVirtualDisks | source ["sourceName"] | target ["targetName"]) Parameters Parameter allVirtualDisks source Description Returns information about virtual disk copy operations for all virtual disk copy pairs. Name of the source virtual disk about which to retrieve ...
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    Virtual Disk Name: engineering Capacity: 4.0 GB Disk Group: 2 Show Virtual Disk Copy Target Candidates This command returns information about the candidate virtual disks that you can use as the target for a virtual disk copy operation. Syntax show virtualDiskCopy source ["sourceName"] ...
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    Parameters Parameter Description allvirtualDisks The setting to return performance statistics about all of the virtual disks in the storage array. virtualDisk or virtualDisks Name of the source virtual disk for which you are trying to find a candidate target virtual disk. You must put quotation ...
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    ... can be used to help determine the cause of the problem, or the file containing the binary data can be sent to a Customer and Technical Support representative. To stop the database configuration diagnostic test, use the stop storageArray configDbDiagnostic ...
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    In addition, the database configuration diagnostic test can be started using the storage management software GUI but cannot be stopped using the storage management software GUI. If you want to stop a running diagnostic test, you must use the stop storageArray configDbDiagnostic command. Start Disk...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 248
    ...group to a Complete state, which makes the disk group available to the new storage array. If this command is unsuccessful because hardware problems prevented the completion of the export, use the set diskGroup forceState command. The set diskGroup forceState command lets you use the start diskGroup ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 249
    Start Disk Group Import This command moves a disk group into a Complete state to make a newly introduced disk group available to its new storage array. The disk group must be in an Exported state or a Forced state before you run this command. Upon successfully running the command, the disk group is...
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    Parameter Parameter enclosure Description Identifies the enclosure to blink. Enclosure ID values are 0 to 99. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the enclosure ID value. Start iSCSI DHCP Refresh This command initiates a refresh of the DHCP parameters for the iSCSI interface. If the configuration ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 251
    Start Physical Disk Blink This command blinks a physical disk by turning on an indicator light on the physical disk. Run the stop physicalDisk blink command to turn off the indicator light on the physical disk. Syntax start physicalDisk [enclosureID,slotID] blink Parameter Parameter Description ...
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    Start Physical Disk Channel Fault Isolation Diagnostics This command runs the physical disk channel fault isolation diagnostics and stores the results. Syntax start physicalDiskChannel [(1 | 2 )] controller [(0 | 1)] faultDiagnostics testDevices=[(all | controller=(0 | 1) | emms=[enclosureID1 (...
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    Parameter patternNumber Description The hexadecimal data pattern you want to use to run the test. This number can be any hexadecimal number between 0000 to FFFF. maxErrorCount testIterations timeout The number of errors that you want to accept before terminating the test. The number of times ...
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    Start Physical Disk Reconstruction This command starts reconstructing a physical disk. Syntax start physicalDisk [enclosureID,slotID] reconstruct Parameters Parameter physicalDisk Description Identifies the enclosure and slot where the physical disk resides. Enclosure ID values are 0 to 99. Slot ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 255
    Parameters Parameter Description physicalDisk Identifies the enclosure and slot where the physical disk resides. or Enclosure ID values are 0 to 99. Slot ID values are 0 to 31. You physicalDisks must put brackets ([ ]) around the enclosure ID value and slot ID value. Start Storage Array Blink ...
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    Start Virtual Disk Initialization This command starts the formatting of a virtual disk in a storage array. NOTE: Initializing a virtual disk is a long-running operation that you cannot stop. Syntax start virtualDisk [virtualDiskName] initialize Parameter Parameter virtualDisk Description Name of ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 257
    Stop Disk Group Blink This command turns off the indicator LED on the physical disk that was turned on by the start diskGroup blink command. Syntax stop diskGroup blink Parameters None. Stop Enclosure Blink This command turns off the indicator LED on the enclosure that was turned on by the start...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 258
    Syntax stop physicalDiskChannel blink Parameters None. Stop Physical Disk Channel Fault Isolation Diagnostics This command stops the physical disk port fault isolation diagnostics, which stops the start physicalDisk channel fault isolation diagnostics command before it completes. Syntax stop ...
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    Stop Snapshot This command stops a copy-on-write operation. Syntax stop snapshot (virtualDisk [virtualDiskName] | virtualDisks [virtualDiskName1 ...virtualDiskNameN]) Parameter Parameter virtualDisk or virtualDisks Description Name of the virtual disk for which to start the formatting. You must ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 260
    Parameter Parameter Description sessioNumber The identifier number of the iSCSI session. Enclose the identifier number of the iSCSI session in square brackets ([ ]). Stop Storage Array Physical Disk Firmware Download This command stops a firmware download to the physical disks in a storage array ...
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    Parameters Parameter target Description Name of the target virtual disk for which to stop a virtual disk copy operation. You must put brackets ([ ]) around the target virtual disk name. If the target virtual disk name has special characters, you must also put quotation marks (" ") around the target...
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    Additional Information Your pass phrase must meet these criteria The pass phrase must be between eight and 32 characters long. The pass phrase must contain at least one uppercase letter. The pass phrase must contain at least one lowercase letter. The pass phrase must contain at least one number. ...
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    Script Commands 263
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    Sample Script Files A This appendix provides sample scripts for configuring a storage array. These examples show how the script commands appear in a complete script file. You can copy these scripts and modify them to create a configuration unique to your storage array. Create a script file in two...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 265
    //Note: For disk groups that use all available capacity, the last virtual disk on the disk group is created using all remaining capacity by omitting the capacity=virtualDiskCapacity parameter create virtualDisk diskGroup=1 raidLevel=5 userLabel="7" owner=0 segmentSize=16 capacity=2GB; show "Setting...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 266
    The command in this example creates a new virtual disk in disk group 1. The virtual disk has a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) level of 5. The virtual disk name (user label) is 7. (Note the quotation marks around the 7. The quotation marks indicate that the information in the marks is a...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 267
    Configuration Script Example 2 This example creates a new virtual disk using the create virtualDisk command with user-defined physical disks in the storage array. Show "Create RAID 5 Virtual Disk 2 on existing Disk Group 2"; //This command creates the disk group and the initial virtual disk on that...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 268
    The following syntax is the general form of the create virtualDisk command shown in the previous example: create virtualDisk raidLevel=(0 | 1 | 5 | 6) userLabel="virtualDiskName" physicalDisks= (enclosureID0,slotID0...enclosureIDn,slotIDn) [capacity=virtualDiskCapacity | owner=(0 | 1) | segmentSize...
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    268 Sample Script Files
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    ... Updates B This chapter lists out the difference in commands that are used in the PowerVault MD3200 Series and ... work. Updated Commands The following command is available in both PowerVault MD3200 Series and ... has either been modified or enhanced in the PowerVault MD3600i Series storage array. Show...
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    270 CLI Command Updates
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 272
    Index A activate storage array firmware, 115 adding comments to a script, 41 assigning global hot spares, 59 autoconfigure storage array, 115 autoconfigure storage array hot spares, 118 commands, 16 usage examples, 27 clocks, RAID controller module, synchronizing, 95 collecting physical disk data, ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 273
    create RAID virtual disk, manual physical disk select, 137 storage array, 44 storage partitioning, 89 copying virtual disk, ... RAID virtual disk automatic physical disk select, 131 free capacity base select, 134 manual physical disk select, 137 creating snapshot virtual disk, 66 Virtual Disk Copy, 80...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 274
    enclosure commands, 109 enclosure loss protection, 52 enclosure management module firmware download, 158 exit status, 25 assigning global hot spares, 59 set physical disk hot spare, 218 how to use the command line interface, 14 I initializing physical disk, 102 virtual disk, 103 interaction with ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 275
    P partitioning, storage, 89 performance tuning, 96 persistent reservations, removing, 94 physical disk commands, 110 download firmware, 160 initializing, 102 locating, 95 reconstructing, 103 reviving, 180 set commands, 198 show commands, 227-230 reconstructing a physical disk, 102 recopy virtual ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 276
    ... storage array events, 184 storage array performance statistics, 185 storage array SAS PHY Counts, 186 storage array state capture, 186 storage array support data, 186 save storage array iSCSI statistics, 184 saving RAID controller module NVSRAM values, 182 script command structure, 30 synopsis, 32...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 277
    physical disk channel statistics, 230 physical disk download progress, 230 RAID controller module, 231 RAID controller module NVSRAM, 232 storage array autoconfigure, 235 storage array command, 233 storage array host topology, 237 storage array LUN mappings, 238 string command, 112 virtual disk ...
  • Dell PowerVault MD3200 | CLI Guide - Page 278
    support.dell.com, 13 synchronizing RAID controller module clocks, 95 syntax elements ISCSI values, 39 Virtual Disk Copy command, 115 ..., 242 stop, 260 viewing properties, 82 virtual disk copy remove, 173 T troubleshooting storage array, 99 U user-defined parameters, 70 V virtual disk check ...
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    Index 278



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