Using online help at the SP/BMC CLI

The online help displays the SP/BMC CLI commands and options.

About this task

This task applies to both the SP and the BMC.

Steps

  1. To display help information for the SP/BMC commands, enter the following:
    To access SP help... To access BMC help...
    Type help at the SP prompt. Type system at the BMC prompt.
    Example
    The following example shows the SP CLI online help.
    SP> help
    date - print date and time
    exit - exit from the SP command line interface
    events - print system events and event information
    help - print command help
    priv - show and set user mode
    sp - commands to control the SP
    system - commands to control the system
    version - print SP version
    Example
    The following example shows the BMC CLI online help.
    BMC> system
    Usage: system cmd [option]
    
    Support cmd list
            help - display this help message
            fw - platform firmware related feature
            log - log related feature
            reset - reset the system
            console - connect to the system console
            core - dump the system core and reset
            power - system power related feature
            fru - FRU related feature
    
    Support option list
            help: display the help message of the cmd
  2. To display help information for the option of an SP/BMC command, enter help before or after the SP/BMC command.
    Example
    The following example shows the SP CLI online help for the SP events command.
    SP> help events
    events all - print all system events
    events info - print system event log information
    events newest - print newest system events
    events oldest - print oldest system events
    events search - search for and print system events
    Example
    The following example shows the BMC CLI online help for the BMC system power command.
    BMC> system power help
    Usage: system power [option]
    
    Support option list
            help: print this help message
            cycle: power cycle the system, then on
            off: power the system off
            on: power the system on
            status: system power status