Set drive channel status

The set driveChannel command defines how the drive channel performs.

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.


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


set driveChannel [(1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8)] 
status=(optimal | degraded)


Parameter Description
driveChannel The identifier number of the drive channel for which you want to set the status. Valid drive channel values are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8. Enclose the drive channel number in square brackets ([ ]).
status The condition of the drive channel. You can set the drive channel status to optimal or degraded.


Use the optimal option to move a degraded drive channel back to the Optimal state. Use the degraded option when the drive channel is experiencing problems, and the storage array requires additional time for data transfers.

Minimum firmware level


7.15 adds the update to the drive channel identifier.