Start volume initialization

The start volume initialize command starts the formatting of a volume in a storage array.

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

Note: Formatting a volume starts a long-running operation that you cannot stop.

Syntax

start volume [volumeName] initialize

Parameter

Parameter Description
volume

The name of a volume that you want to format. Enclose the volume name in square brackets ([ ]). If the volume name has special characters or numbers, you must enclose the name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.

Minimum firmware level

6.10