Start storage array configuration database diagnostic

The start storageArray configDbDiagnostic command runs a consistency check against a configuration database.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to any individual storage array, including the E2700, E5600, E2800, E5700, EF600 and EF300 arrays, as long as all SMcli packages are installed.

Roles

To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Storage Admin role.

Syntax

start storageArray configDbDiagnostic 
[sourceLocation=(disk | onboard) | 
diagnosticType=(fileSystem | mirror) | 
controller[(a|b)]]

Parameters

Parameter Description
sourceLocation This parameter specifies the location of the database.
  • disk indicates that data comes directly from the database on the drive
  • onboard indicates that data comes from the RPA memory location
The default location is disk.
diagnosticType

The level of diagnostic testing that you want to run on the database. You can run one of these levels of testing:

fileSystem – This option checks the structural integrity of the database.

mirror – The tests run using this option vary according to the value of the sourceLocation parameter:
  • When the sourceLocation parameter is set to disk, the peer controller initiates a block check.
  • When the sourceLocation parameter is set to onboard , the peer controller initiates a record check.
Note: You can run the mirror option only from a command line or from the Script editor. This option is not available through the storage management software GUI. The mirror option starts a long running operation that you cannot stop.

The default value is fileSystem.

controller The controller that has the database on which you want to run the diagnostic tests. Valid controller identifiers are a or b, where a is the controller in slot A, and b is the controller in slot B. Enclose the controller identifier in square brackets ([ ]).

Notes

This command runs a consistency check against a configuration database. All database records are checked. Error data is written to a file in the data folder on disk automatically. You do not need to specify an output file.

Note: Running a consistency check with the diagnosticType parameter set to mirror and with the sourceLocation parameter set to onboard can cause the operation to run for a long time. This can have adverse effects on host I/O processing. This operation should be done only under direction from the support organization.

Upon completion of the diagnostic test, the controller firmware returns one of these results:

If the diagnostic test detects an inconsistency in the configuration database, the controller firmware performs these actions:

The controller firmware saves the ZIP file to this location:

...\Install_dir\data\FirmwareUpgradeReports\timestamp_buildNo.zip

You can use the binary data to help determine the cause of the problem, or you can send the file containing the binary data to technical support.

To stop the database configuration diagnostic test, use the stop storageArray configDbDiagnostic command.

In addition, you can start the database configuration diagnostic test through the storage management software GUI; however, you cannot stop the database configuration diagnostic test through the storage management software GUI. If you want to stop a running diagnostic test, you must use the stop storageArray configDbDiagnostic command.

Minimum firmware level

7.75

7.83 adds these parameters: