Show controller

The show controller command returns information about a controller.

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.

Context

For each controller in a storage array, this command returns the following information:
  • The status (Online or Offline)
  • The current firmware and NVSRAM configuration
  • The pending firmware configuration and NVSRAM configuration (if any)
  • The board ID
  • The product ID
  • The product revision
  • The serial number
  • The date of manufacture
  • The cache size or the processor size
  • The date and the time to which the controller is set
  • The associated volumes (including the preferred owner)
  • The Ethernet port
  • The physical disk interface
  • The host interface, which applies only to Fibre Channel host interfaces

Syntax

show (allControllers | controller [(a|b)])
 [summary]

Parameters

Parameter Description
allControllers The setting to return information about both controllers in the storage array.
controller The setting to return information about a specific controller in the storage array. 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 ([ ]).
summary The setting to return a concise list of information about both controllers in the storage array.

Notes

The following list is an example of the information that is returned by the show controller command. This example only shows how the information is presented and should not be considered to represent best practice for a storage array configuration.

Controller in slot A
 
   Status: Online 
   Current configuration 
      Firmware version: 96.10.21.00 
         Appware version: 96.10.21.00 
         Bootware version: 96.10.21.00 
      NVSRAM version: N4884-610800-001 
   Pending configuration 
      Firmware version: Not applicable 
         Appware version: Not applicable 
         Bootware version: Not applicable 
      NVSRAM version: Not applicable 
      Transferred on: Not applicable 
   Board ID: 4884 
   Product ID: INF-01-00 
   Product revision: 9610 
   Serial number: 1T14148766 
   Date of manufacture: October 14, 2006 
   Cache/processor size (MB): 1024/128 
   Date/Time: Wed Feb 18 13:55:53 MST 2008 
   Associated Volumes (* = Preferred Owner): 
      1*, 2*, CTL 0 Mirror Repository*, Mirror Repository 1*, 
      JCG_Remote_MirrorMenuTests* 
   Ethernet port: 1 
      MAC address: 00:a0:b8:0c:c3:f5 
      Host name: ausctlr9 
      Network configuration: Static 
      IP address: 172.22.4.249 
      Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 
      Gateway: 172.22.4.1 
      Remote login: Enabled 
   Drive interface: Fibre 
      Channel: 1 
      Current ID: 125/0x1 
      Maximum data rate: 2 Gbps 
      Current data rate: 1 Gbps 
      Data rate control: Switch 
      Link status: Up 
   Drive interface: Fibre 
      Channel: 2 
      Current ID: 125/0x1 
      Maximum data rate: 2 Gbps 
      Current data rate: 1 Gbps 
      Data rate control: Switch 
      Link status: Up 
   Drive interface: Fibre 
      Channel: 3 
      Current ID: 125/0x1 
      Maximum data rate: 2 Gbps 
      Current data rate: 1 Gbps 
      Data rate control: Switch 
      Link status: Up 
   Drive interface: Fibre 
      Channel: 4 
      Current ID: 125/0x1 
      Maximum data rate: 2 Gbps 
      Current data rate: 1 Gbps 
      Data rate control: Switch 
      Link status: Up 
   Host interface: Fibre 
      Port: 1 
      Current ID: Not applicable/0xFFFFFFFF 
      Preferred ID: 126/0x0 
      NL-Port ID: 0x011100 
      Maximum data rate: 2 Gbps 
      Current data rate: 1 Gbps 
      Data rate control: Switch 
      Link status: Up 
      Topology: Fabric Attach 
      World-wide port name: 20:2c:00:a0:b8:0c:c3:f6 
      World-wide node name: 20:2c:00:a0:b8:0c:c3:f5 
      Part type: HPFC-5200    revision 10 
   Host interface: Fibre 
      Port: 2 
      Current ID: Not applicable/0xFFFFFFFF 
      Preferred ID: 126/0x0 
      NL-Port ID: 0x011100 
      Maximum data rate: 2 Gbps 
      Current data rate: 1 Gbps 
      Data rate control: Switch 
      Link status: Up 
      Topology: Fabric Attach 
      World-wide port name: 20:2c:00:a0:b8:0c:c3:f7 
      World-wide node name: 20:2c:00:a0:b8:0c:c3:f5 
      Part type: HPFC-5200    revision 10

When you use the summary parameter, the command returns the list of information without the drive channel information and the host channel information.

The show storageArray command also returns detailed information about the controller.

Minimum firmware level

5.43 adds the summary parameter.