Useful and common EMC Symmetrix SymmCLI Command List

 

SYMMETRIX SYMCLI BASE Commands

symacl

This command allows the user to set up or update Symmetrix access control information. All information regarding access control of the Symmetrix devices is stored within the Symmetrix array. 

symapierr

Used to translate SYMAPI error code numbers into SYMAPI error messages.

symapisrv

Starts or stops an executable image, called the SYMAPI server, which executes remote SYMAPI functions with the remotely-connected Symmetrix systems.

symaudit

List records from a Symmetrix audit log file.

symbcv

Performs operations on one or more Symmetrix BCV (business continuance volume) devices.

symcfg

Discover or display Symmetrix configuration information. Refresh the host’s Symmetrix database file or remove Symmetrix info from the file.  Can also be used to view or release a “hanging” Symmetrix exclusive lock.

symchg

Monitor changes to Symmetrix devices or to logical objects stored on Symmetrix devices.

symcli

Provides the version number and a brief description of the commands included in the Symmetrix command line.

symdev

Perform operations on a device given the device’s Symmetrix name. Can also be used to view Symmetrix device locks.

symdg

Perform operations on a device group (dg).

symdisk

Display information about the disks within a Symmetrix.

symdrv

List DRV devices on a Symmetrix.

symevent

Monitor or inspect the history of events within a Symmetrix.

symgate

Perform operations on a gatekeeper device.

symhost

Display host configuration information and performance statistics.

syminq

Issues a SCSI Inquiry command on one or all devices. Interface.

symlabel

Perform label support operations on a Symmetrix device.

symld

Perform operations on a device in a device group (dg).

symlmf

Registers SYMAPI license keys.

sympd

Perform operations on a device given the device’s physical name

symstat

Display statistics information about a Symmetrix, a Director, a device group, or a device.

symreturn

Used for supplying return codes in pre-action and post-action script files.

 

SYMCLI CONTROL Commands           

symacl

Administer Symmetrix access control information.

symauth

Administer Symmetrix user authorization information.

symcg

Perform operations on a composite group (cg).

symchksum

Administer checksum checks when an Oracle database writes down files on Symmetrix devices.

symclone

Perform clone control operations on a device group or on a device within the device group.

symconfigure

Perform modifications on the Symmetrix configuration.

symconnect

Setup or Modify Symmetrix Connection Security functionality.

symmask

Setup or Modify Symmetrix device Masking functionality.

symmasskdb

Backup, Restore, Initialize or Show the contents of the device masking database.

symmir

Perform BCV control operations on a device group or on a device within the device group.

symoptmz

Perform Symmetrix Optimizer Control operations.

symqos

Perform Quality of Service operations on Symmetrix Devices

symrdf

Perform RDF control operations on a device group or on a device within the device group.

symreplicate

Perform automated, consistent replication of data given a pre-configured SRDF/ Timefinder setup.

symsnap

Perform Symmetrix Snap control operations on a device group or on devices in a device file.

symstar

Perform SRDF STAR management operations.

symrcopy

Perform Symmetrix Rcopy control operations on devices in a device file.

 

SYMCLI SRM (Mapping) Commands

symhostfs

Display information about a Host File, Directory or Host File System.

symioctl

Send I/O control commands to a specified application.

symlv

Display information about a volume in Logical Volume Group (VG).

sympart

Display partition information about a host device.

symrdb

Display information about a third-party Relational Database.

symrslv

Display detailed Logical to Physical mapping information about a logical object stored on Symmetrix devices.

symvg

Display information about a Logical Volume Group (vg).