Refer to the DSCLI documentation to become familiar with these management commands. Ideally you will not have to use the DSCLI interface except in. This guide introduces the IBM DS command-line interface (CLI) for the DS series. It includes commands to configure and manage. The following commands are used to discover various storage objects of IBM System /opt/ibm/dscli/dscli -hmc1 -user.

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The freezepprc command creates a new remote mirror and copy consistency group. The chauthpol command changes the general attributes of an authentication policy, such as the policy name and the activation state. The offloadauditlog command provides an activity report for a console identified as smc1 or smc2.

You can specify two array sites if you are working with a Commaands machine type, but you can specify only one array site for a DS machine type.

The mkremoteflash command initiates a remote point-in-time copy from source volumes to target volumes through a Remote Mirror and Copy relationship. The lssession command displays a list of Global Mirror sessions for a logical subsystem LSS and information regarding the volumes of each session in the list. Use the chextpool command to modify attributes that are associated with an extent pool, merge two extent pools, or unassign all tier-assigned volumes or extents in the pool.

The mkfbvol command creates open systems fixed block FB volumes in a rscli image.

You can only copy a policy within the same storage complex. The lsss command is used by a DS user to find previously created offloaded statesave files that are ready to send to IBM. The testcallhome DS command initiates a call home test by creating a test problem record. The lsperfgrprpt command displays a list dsdli performance reports for the given set of performance groups, or all if none are specified. The lsrank command generates a report that displays a list of defined ranks in a storage unit and the status information for each rank in the list.


Command Type Description applykey application key and version The applykey command applies the licensed machine code LMC activation keys for a storage server.

List of commands

The showsu command displays detailed properties of an individual storage unit. The managefbvol command initiates a change on fixed block FB volumes by executing a process. You can issue this command on either the master storage unit or on any of the subordinate storage dsdli. The quit command ends an interactive command-line interface session.

List of commands

This command is not supported on DS models. The lsfbvol command displays a list of fixed block volumes in a commabds image and status information for each volume in the list.

The lsddm command displays a report that lists the disk drive modules and status information for each disk drive module in the list. The showarray command displays detailed properties of a specific array. The sendss command is cscli by a DS user with administrator authority to send previously created offloaded statesave files to IBM.

The setcontactinfo DS command provides contact information for your storage system administrator. The lssestg command displays a list of the track space-efficient storage in the storage unit.

The initckdvol command initializes a logical volume and releases extents from a space-efficient logical volume. You can use this command to look at the dsscli and other properties of each storage unit in the list. Dsc,i lshba command displays a report that lists the storage image host adapters and status information for each host adapter in the list. The chsu command modifies a storage unit.


The mkrank command creates one fixed block or count key data CKD rank from one array.

Use this command to get the available dxcli types for the mkhostconnect command. The mkarray command creates one array per command. The chfbvol command is used to change the name or capacity of a fixed block volume. The setvpn command starts or ends an outbound virtual private network connection VPN.

Handy DSCLI commands to know

decli The who command displays authentication information for the users who are currently logged in. The rmgmir command ends Global Mirror processing for the specified session. The lsfbvol command generates a report that displays a list of fixed block volumes in a storage unit and the status information for each volume in the list.

The chkeymgr command updates the attributes of the key server entry on the storage complex.

This command can also be used to display the performance metrics for an individual volume ID. The showvolgrp command displays detailed properties of a volume group. The resyncremoteflash command formerly called the incremoteflash command and associated with the incremental FlashCopy process increments an existing remote FlashCopy pair that has been established with the -record and -persist parameters. The commitflash command is used as part of the recovery from a disaster scenario to complete a partially formed Global Mirror consistency group.

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