symaccess commands

A searchable database of symcli commands.

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