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Some of the useful commands on how to manage HPE MSA2050 using CLI

Login to HPE MSA2050 via SSH to list all the available commands

Available Commands

abort copy - Aborts a copy volume operation
abort replication - Aborts the current replication operation for the specified replication set
abort scrub - Aborts a media scrub operation
abort verify - Aborts a media verify operation
add disk-group - Creates a disk group using specified disks
add host-group-members - Adds hosts to a host group
add host-members - Adds initiators to a host
add spares - Designates specified available disks to be spares
add volume-group-members - Adds virtual volumes to a volume group
check firmware-upgrade-health - Checks that the system is ready for a firmware upgrade
clear cache - Clears unwritable cache data from both controllers
clear disk-metadata - Clears metadata from leftover disks
clear events - Clears the event log in controller A, B, or both
clear expander-status - Clears the counters and status for SAS expander lanes
clear fde-keys - Clears the lock key ID and import lock ID used with Full Disk Encryption
clear replication-queue - Clears the replication queue for a specified replication set
copy volume - Copies all data in a specified source volume to a destination volume
create certificate - Creates or removes a custom security certificate
create chap-record - Creates a CHAP record to authenticate iSCSI login requests
create host-group - Creates a host group that includes specified hosts
create host - Create a host with an associated name
create peer-connection - Creates a peer connection between two storage systems
create replication-set - Creates a replication set for a specified volume or volume group
create schedule - Schedules a task to run automatically
create snapshots - Creates a snapshot of each specified source volume
create task - Creates a task that can be scheduled
create user - Creates a user account
create volume-group - Creates a volume group that includes specified volumes
create volume-set - Creates a specified number of volumes in a virtual pool
create volume - Creates a volume in a virtual pool
delete all-snapshots - Deletes all snapshots associated with a specified source volume
delete chap-records - Deletes a specified CHAP record or all CHAP records
delete host-groups - Deletes specified host groups and optionally all hosts in those groups
delete host - Deprecated -- use "delete initiator-nickname"
delete hosts - Deletes specified hosts that are not in a host group
delete initiator-nickname - Deletes manually created initiators or the nicknames of discovered initiators
delete peer-connection - Deletes a peer connection between two storage systems
delete pools - Deletes specified pools
delete remote-system - Deletes the persistent association with a remote system
delete replication-set - Deletes a replication set
delete schedule - Deletes a task schedule
delete snapshot - Deletes specified snapshots
delete task - Deletes a task
delete user - Deletes a user account
delete volume-groups - Deletes specified volume groups and optionally all volumes in those groups
delete volumes - Deletes specified vodequarantine - Removes a disk group from quarantine
down disk - Simulates disk group degradation due to loss of a disk
exit - Log off and exit the CLI session
expand volume - Expands a base volume
fail - Forces the partner controller module to crash for a non-maskable interrupt
help - Shows brief help for all available commands or full help for a specific  command
load license - Used by the SMU to install a license file to control use of licensed features
map volume - Maps specified volumes using settings that override the volumes' default  mapping
meta - In XML API format only, shows all property metadata for objects
ping - Tests communication with a remote host
query peer-connection - Queries a storage system to potentially use in a peer connection and shows  information about the storage system via the in-band query
release volume - Clears initiator registrations and releases persistent reservations for all or  specified volumes
remove disk-groups - Removes specified disk groups
remove host-group-members - Removes specified hosts from a host group
remove host-members - Removes specified initiators from a host
remove spares - Removes specified spares
remove volume-group-members - Removes volumes from a volume group
replicate - Initiates replication of volumes in a replication set
rescan - This command forces rediscovery of disks and enclosures in the storage system
reset all-statistics - Resets performance statistics for both controllers
reset controller-statistics - Resets performance statistics for controllers
reset disk-error-statistics - Resets error statistics for all or specified disks
reset disk-group-statistics - Clears resettable performance statistics for specified disk groups, and  resets timestamps for those statistics
reset disk-statistics - Resets performance statistics for disks
reset host-link - Resets specified controller host ports (channels)
reset host-port-statistics - Resets performance statistics for controller host ports
reset pool-statistics - Clears resettable performance statistics for virtual pools, and resets  timestamps for those statistics
reset smis-configuration - Resets the SMI-S configuration files
reset snapshot - Replaces the data in a standard snapshot with the current data from its parent volume
reset volume-statistics - Resets performance statistics for all or specified volumes
restart mc - Restarts the Management Controller in a controller module
restart sc - Restarts the Storage Controller in a controller module
restore defaults - Restores the default configuration to the controllers
resume replication-set - Resumes the replication operations for the specified replication set
rollback volume - Replaces the data in a parent volume with the data from one of its snapshots
scrub disk-groups - Analyzes specified disk groups to find and fix disk errors
set advanced-settings - Sets advanced system configuration parameters
set auto-write-through-trigger - Deprecated -- use "set advanced-settings"
set awt - Deprecated -- use "set advanced-settings"
set cache-parameters - Deprecated -- use "set volume-cache-parameters"
set chap-record - Changes an iSCSI originator's CHAP record
set cli-parameters - Sets options that control CLI behavior
set controller-date - Sets date and time parameters for the system
set debug-log-parameters - Sets the types of debug messages to include in the Storage Controller debug  log
set disk-group - Changes parameters for a disk group
set disk-parameters - Sets parametersset disk - Performs a secure erase on a specified disk
set email-parameters - Sets SMTP notification parameters for events and managed logs
set enclosure - Sets an enclosure's name, location, rack number, and rack position
set expander-fault-isolation - Temporarily disables PHY fault isolation for a specific Expander Controller
set expander-phy - Disables or enables a specific PHY
set fde-import-key - Sets or changes the import lock key for the use of Full Disk Encryption
set fde-lock-key - Sets or changes the lock key for the use of Full Disk Encryption
set fde-state - Changes the overall state of the system for the use of Full Disk Encryption
set host-group - Sets the name of a host group
set host-name - Deprecated -- use "set initiator"
set host-parameters - Sets controller host-port parameters for communication with attached hosts
set host-port-mode - Changes host-interface characteristics for host ports in converged network controllers
set host - Sets the name of a host and optionally the profile of the host and the  initiators it contains
set initiator - Sets the nickname of an initiator and optionally its profile
set iscsi-parameters - Changes system-wide parameters for iSCSI ports
set job-parameters - Deprecated -- use "set advanced-settings"
set led - Turns a specified device's identification LED on or off to help you locate the device
set network-parameters - Sets parameters for controller module network ports
set ntp-parameters - Sets Network Time Protocol (NTP) parameters for the system
set password - Sets a user's password for system interfaces (such as the CLI)
set peer-connection - Modifies a peer connection between two systems
set pool - Sets parameters for a virtual pool
set prompt - Sets the prompt for the current CLI session
set protocols - Enables or disables management services and protocols
set replication-set - Changes parameters for a replication set
set schedule - Changes parameters for a specified schedule
set snapshot-space - Sets the snapshot space usage as a percentage of the pool and thresholds for  notification
set snmp-parameters - Sets SNMP parameters for event notification
set syslog-parameters - Sets remote syslog notification parameters for events and managed logs
set system - Sets the system's name, contact, location, and description
set task - Changes parameters for a TakeSnapshot or VolumeCopy task
set user - Changes user preferences for the session or permanently
set volume-cache-parameters - Sets cache options for a specified volume
set volume-group - Sets the name of a volume group
set volume - Changes parameters for a volume
show advanced-settings - Shows the settings for advanced system-configuration parameters
show auto-write-through-trigger - Deprecated -- use "show advanced-settings"
show awt - Deprecated -- use "show advanced-settings"
show cache-parameters - Shows cache settings and status for the system and optionally for a volume
show certificate - Shows the status of the system's security certificate
show channels - Deprecated -- use "show ports"
show chap-records - Shows CHAP records for iSCSI originators
show cli-parameters - Shows the current CLI session preferences
show configuration - Shows system configuration information
show controller-date - Shows the system's current date and time
show controller-statistics - Shows lishow controllers - Shows information about each controller module in the storage system
show debug-log-parameters - Shows which debug message types are enabled (On) or disabled (Off) for  inclusion in the Storage Controller debug log
show disk-group-statistics - Shows live performance statistics for disk groups
show disk-groups - Shows information about disk groups
show disk-parameters - Shows disk settings
show disk-statistics - Shows live or historical performance statistics for disks
show disks - Shows information about disks or disk slots in the storage system
show email-parameters - Shows email (SMTP) notification settings for events and managed logs
show enclosures - Shows information about the enclosures in the storage system
show events - Shows events logged by each controller in the storage system
show expander-status - Shows diagnostic information relating to SAS Expander Controller physical  channels, known as PHY lanes
show fans - Shows information about each fan in the storage system
show fde-state - Shows Full Disk Encryption information for the storage system
show fenced-data - Shows information about fenced data blocks in the storage system
show frus - Shows SKU and FRU (field-replaceable unit) information for the storage system
show host-groups - Shows information about host groups and hosts
show host-maps - Deprecated -- use "show maps" with the "initiator" parameter
show host-parameters - Deprecated -- use "show ports"
show host-phy-statistics - Shows diagnostic information relating to SAS controller physical channels,  known as PHY lanes, for each host port
show host-port-statistics - Shows live performance statistics for each controller host port
show hosts - Deprecated -- use "show initiators"
show initiators - Shows information about initiators
show inquiry - Shows inquiry data for each controller module
show iscsi-parameters - Shows system-wide parameters for iSCSI ports
show job-parameters - Deprecated -- use "show advanced-settings"
show license - Shows the status of licensed features in the storage system
show maps - Shows information about mappings between volumes and initiators
show network-parameters - Shows the settings and health of each controller module's network port
show ntp-status - Shows the status of the use of Network Time Protocol (NTP) in the system
show peer-connections - Shows information about a peer connection between two systems
show pool-statistics - Shows live or historical performance statistics for virtual pools
show pools - Shows information about virtual pools
show ports - Shows information about host ports in both controllers
show power-supplies - Shows information about each power supply in the storage system
show protocols - Shows which management services and protocols are enabled or disabled
show provisioning - Shows information about how the system is provisioned
show redundancy-mode - Shows the redundancy status of the system
show refresh-counters - In XML API format only, shows when the data represented by the basetype was last updated
show remote-systems - Shows information about remote systems associated with the local system
show replication-sets - Shows information about replication sets in the peer connection
show replication-snapshot-history - Shows information about the snapshot history for all replication sets or a  specific replication set
show sas-link-health - Shows the condition of SAS expansion-port connections
show schedule-details - Deprecated -- use "show schedules"
show schedules - Shows information about task schedules
show sensor-status - Shows information about each environmental sensor in each enclosure
show sessions - Shows information aboshow shutdown-status - Shows whether each Storage Controller is active or shut down
show snapshot-space - Shows snapshot-space settings for each virtual pool
show snapshots - Shows information about snapshots
show snmp-parameters - Shows SNMP settings for event notification
show syslog-parameters - Shows syslog notification parameters for events and managed logs
show system-parameters - Shows certain storage-system settings and configuration limits
show system - Shows information about the storage system
show task-details - Deprecated -- use "show tasks"
show tasks - Shows information about tasks
show tier-statistics - Shows live performance statistics for tiers
show tiers - Shows information about tiers
show unwritable-cache - Shows the percentage of unwritable cache data in the system
show users - Shows configured user accounts
show versions - Shows firmware and hardware version information for the system
show volume-copies - Shows information about in-progress copy volume operations
show volume-groups - Shows information about specified volume groups or all volume groups
show volume-maps - Deprecated -- use "show maps"
show volume-names - Shows volume names and serial numbers
show volume-reservations - Shows persistent reservations for all or specified volumes
show volume-statistics - Shows live performance statistics for all or specified volumes
show volumes - Shows information about volumes
shutdown - Shuts down the Storage Controller in a controller module
suspend replication-set - Suspends the replication operations for the specified replication set
test - Sends a test message to configured destinations for event notification and  managed logs
trust - Enables an offline disk group to be brought online for  emergency data recovery
unfail controller - Allows the partner controller module to recover from a simulated failure  performed with the "fail" command (which requires the manage role)
unmap volume - Deletes explicit mappings or the default mapping for specified volumes
verify disk-groups - Analyzes redundant disk groups to find and fix inconsistencies between their  redundancy data and their user data
verify links - Verifies FC or iSCSI host-port link paths between controller A and controller B
versions - Deprecated -- use "show versions"

Show Enclosure

Overall information for enclosure

# show enclosure
Encl Encl WWN         Name                  Location              Rack Pos  Vendor   Model            EMP A CH:ID Rev   EMP B CH:ID Rev   Midplane Type  Health     Reason Action
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1    500C0FF03CE3763C                                             0    0    HP       SPS-CHASSIS      01:063 3206       00:063 3206       2U24-6Gv2      OK
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Success: Command completed successfully. (2020-03-06 08:36:17)

Show System

Check Serial Number for Midplate

# show system
System Information
------------------
System Name: Uninitialized Name
System Contact: Uninitialized Contact
System Location: Uninitialized Location
System Information: Uninitialized Info
Midplane Serial Number: 00C0FF3CE376
Vendor Name: HPE
Product ID: MSA 2050 SAN
Product Brand: MSA Storage
SCSI Vendor ID: HPE
SCSI Product ID: MSA 2050 SAN
Enclosure Count: 1
Health: OK
Health Reason:
Other MC Status: Operational
PFU Status: Idle
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Success: Command completed successfully. (2020-03-06 07:57:29)

Show Controllers

Check the Serial No and some detail information for Controllers

# show controllers
Controllers
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Controller ID: A
Serial Number: 7CE837M428
Hardware Version: 1.0
CPLD Version: 1.9
MAC Address: 00:C0:FF:3C:FD:87
WWNN: 208000C0FF3CE376
IP Address: 192.168.4.201
IP Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
IP Gateway: 192.168.4.254
Disks: 6
Virtual Pools: 1
Disk Groups: 1
System Cache Memory (MB): 8192
Host Ports: 4
Disk Channels: 2
Disk Bus Type: SAS
Status: Operational
Failed Over to This Controller: No
Fail Over Reason: Not applicable
Multi-core: Disabled
Health: OK
Health Reason:
Health Recommendation:
Position: Top
Phy Isolation: Enabled
Controller Redundancy Mode: Active-Active ULP
Controller Redundancy Status: Redundant

Controllers
-----------
Controller ID: B
Serial Number: 7CE837M445
Hardware Version: 1.0
CPLD Version: 1.9
MAC Address: 00:C0:FF:3C:FD:8A
WWNN: 208000C0FF3CE376
IP Address: 192.168.4.202
IP Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
IP Gateway: 192.168.4.254
Disks: 6
Virtual Pools: 1
Disk Groups: 1
System Cache Memory (MB): 8192
Host Ports: 4                        Disk Channels: 2
Disk Bus Type: SAS
Status: Operational
Failed Over to This Controller: No
Fail Over Reason: Not applicable
Multi-core: Disabled
Health: OK
Health Reason:
Health Recommendation:
Position: Bottom
Phy Isolation: Enabled
Controller Redundancy Mode: Active-Active ULP
Controller Redundancy Status: Redundant

Success: Command completed successfully. (2020-03-06 07:59:20)

Show Disks

Show how many Hard Disks installed

# show disks
Location   Serial Number         Vendor   Rev   Description Usage         Jobs Speed (kr/min)  Size     Sec Fmt    Disk Group Pool Tier     Health
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1.1        88N0A01YFF4F          HP       HPD1  SAS         VIRTUAL POOL       10              1200.2GB 512n       dgA01      A    Standard OK
1.2        88N0A0BGFF4F          HP       HPD1  SAS         VIRTUAL POOL       10              1200.2GB 512n       dgA01      A    Standard OK
1.3        88N0A0DTFF4F          HP       HPD1  SAS         VIRTUAL POOL       10              1200.2GB 512n       dgA01      A    Standard OK
1.4        88N0A0EBFF4F          HP       HPD1  SAS         VIRTUAL POOL       10              1200.2GB 512n       dgA01      A    Standard OK
1.5        88N0A0FQFF4F          HP       HPD1  SAS         VIRTUAL POOL       10              1200.2GB 512n       dgA01      A    Standard OK
1.6        88N0A03CFF4F          HP       HPD1  SAS         VIRTUAL POOL       10              1200.2GB 512n       dgA01      A    Standard OK
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Info:  * Rates may vary. This is normal behavior. (2020-03-06 08:04:33)

Success: Command completed successfully. (2020-03-06 08:04:33)

Show Pools

Check Pools created

# show pools
Name Serial Number                    Blocksize Total Size Avail    Snap Size OverCommit  Disk Groups Volumes  Low Thresh  Mid Thresh  High Thresh  Sec Fmt   Health     Reason Action
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A    00c0ff3cfd8700005885185c01000000 512       3594.9GB   2748.6GB 0B        Enabled     1           2        50.00 %     75.00 %     94.02 %      512n      OK
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Success: Command completed successfully. (2020-03-06 08:02:46)

Show Disk-Groups

Check RAID type created for particular Disk Group

# show disk-groups
Name   Blocksize Size     Free     Pool Tier     % of Pool  Own Pref   RAID   Disks Spr Chk  Status Jobs      Job%      Serial Number                    Spin Down
  SD Delay              Sec Fmt   Health     Reason Action
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dgA01  512       3594.9GB 2748.6GB A    Standard 100        A   A      RAID10 6     0   512k FTOL                       00c0ff3cfd8700005785185c00000000 Disabled
  0                     512n      OK
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Success: Command completed successfully. (2020-03-06 08:06:30)

Show Volumes

Check volumes created

# show volumes
Pool Name     Total Size Alloc Size Type Health Reason Action
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A    Vol0001  1123.9GB   620.4GB    base OK
A    Vol0002  549.9GB    225.8GB    base OK
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Success: Command completed successfully. (2020-03-06 08:08:00)

Show Hosts

Check ISCSI host created

# show hosts
Host ID                                             Host Name    Discovered Mapped Profile  Host Type
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iqn.1991-05.com.microsoft:thp-svredms.thprop.local               No         No     Standard iSCSI
iqn.1991-05.com.microsoft:thp-svredms               THP-SVREDMS  Yes        Yes    Standard iSCSI
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Success: Command completed successfully. (2020-03-06 08:08:59)

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