ECC General Commands
Command Options Notes
-f Refresh database
-k Kill existing SymmConsole processes
symcfg discover (must run first time)
Symm ser. # = SSVVVDDP
SS Symm ser. Num
V Symm dev. Num
DD Symm dir. num.
P Symm port
PdevName Issue SCSI inq command on one or all devices
symcli Cmd’s Common Options
Offline flag (obtain info from local host database)
Unique Symm ID, last 2 digits of ser num
symcli cmd’s Example
symdg -type RDF1 create DgName
symld -g DgName -sid ## add dev ###
symbcv list pd
symbcv -g DgName associate dev ###
symmir -g DgName -full establish LdevName bcv dev SymDevName
symrdf -g DgName refresh R# -force
symmir -g DgName -full restore –remote
bcv, then with link resumed the data will be copied
to all devices on the source side.
ECC paths & misc stuff
Symm Lic. Mgmt. Facility
/usr/symcli is a link to /opt/emc/SYMCLI/4.#.#/
symmappsrc.sh or .csh add to .profile or .dtprofile
/usr/emc/ECC/Symmappsrc.sh or .csh
upate if necessaru for /usr/symcli path
Symmetrix Command Line Interface (SYMCLI)
SYMCLI optional environmental variables:
can be set as the default Symmetrix ID.
can be set as the default device group name.
can be set as the default consistency group name.
can be set as the default logical volume group name.
can be set to 1 to disable logging.
can be set to 1 for offline access.
can be set to 1 to disable prompting.
can be set to 1 to enable verbose mode for SRDF and BCV control operations.
can be set to 1 to convert names that the user enters to uppercase.
can be set to the host’s Symmetrix database pathname.
can be set to 1 to cause discover to skip loading devices from any Symmetrix units when errors are encountered when loading from those units.
can be set to 1 to cause the SYMCLI to block when getting information from the Symmetrix if all GateKeeper devices are currently busy. The process will wait until a GateKeeper becomes available.
can be set to 1 to cause the SYMCLI to block when it needs to exclusively lock the symapi database file. The process will wait until the lock on the database file can be obtained. The default is to NOT wait on the lock.
can be set to either EXCLUSIVE or PARALLEL to specify how to obtain a lock on the symapi database file before starting a Symmetrix control operation. The default is to obtain an EXCLUSIVE lock.
can be set to DEFAULT, SYMDEV or PDEV to specify the naming
preference for Logical Device Names. The default is to name devices DEV001, DEV002 for standard devices and BCV001, BCV002…. for BCV devices.
can be set to specify the SYMAPI Server connection information.
can be set to specify the SYMAPI Server connection type. Valid values are: LOCAL, REMOTE, and REMOTE_CACHED. The default is LOCAL when SYMCLI_CONNECT is not set. When it is set, the default is REMOTE_CACHED When the SYMAPI full client is installed and the default is REMOTE when the SYMAPI thin client is installed.
can be set to specify compatibility mode for SYMCLI utilities output. Valid modes are limited to ‘V32’ and V40.
Specifies the BCV pair cancel policy, that SYMCLI uses when establishing A new BCV pair and the maximum number of BCV pairs has been reached. Can be set to CANCEL_OLDEST, CANCEL_NEWEST or
DON’T_CANCEL. The default is to automatically cancel the oldest BCV
By default, SYLCLI allows up to 8 BCV pairs to be incrementally paired
With a standard device. This variable can be used to set a new maximum (other than 8) in the range of 1 to 16.
Prints return code mnemonics and error strings concluding the execution of SYMCLI commands. Possible values are DEFAULT and FORMATTED. DEFAULT is equivalent to an unset SYMCLI_RETURN_MODE. FORMATTED enables the printing of return code mnemonics and error Strings
can be set as the default relational database type.
can be set as the default relational database connection information. Format: user/passwd@service.
can be set as the default relational database name.
be set as the default relational database schema name.
can be set as the default relational database table space name.
can be set as the version reported by the SYMCLI OSM SRDF Compatibility Mode.