Start drive channel fault isolation diagnostics

The start driveChannel faultDiagnostics command runs the drive channel fault isolation diagnostics and stores the results.

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: With firmware version 8.10, the start driveChannel faultDiagnostics command is deprecated.

Syntax

start driveChannel [(1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8)] 
controller [(a|b)] faultDiagnostics 
testDevices=[all | 
controller=(a|b) | 
esms=[trayID1 (left | right), ... , trayIDN (left | right)] | 
drives[trayID1,[drawerID1,]slotID1 ... trayIDn,[drawerIDn,]slotIDn]
|[dataPattern=(fixed | pseudoRandom) | 
patternNumber=[(0xhexadecimal | number)] | 
maxErrorCount=integer | 
testIterations=integer | 
timeout=timeInterval] 

Parameters

Parameter Description
driveChannel The identifier number of the drive channel that you want to locate. Valid values for the identifier number for the drive channel are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8. Enclose the drive channel identifier number in square brackets ([ ]).
controller The identifier letter of the controller that you want to test. Valid controller identifier values 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 ([ ]).
testDevices The identifiers of the devices (controllers, environmental services module [ESMs], or drives) that you want to test. You can specify all or enter the specific identifiers for the devices that you want to diagnose.

The controller identifiers are a or b, where a is the RAID controller module in slot A, and b is the RAID controller module in slot B.

The esms identifiers are tray ID and left or right, where tray ID is a value from 0 through 99, and left or right are determined when viewing the drive tray from the rear.

The drive identifiers include a tray identifier, a drawer identifier when the tray has drawers, and a slot identifier.

For high-capacity drive trays, specify the tray ID value, the drawer ID value, and the slot ID value for the drive. For low-capacity drive trays, specify the tray ID value and the slot ID value for the drive. Tray ID values are 0 to 99. Drawer ID values are 1 to 5.

All slot ID maximums are 24. Slot ID values either begin at 0 or 1, depending on the tray model. Drive trays compatible with E2800 and E5700 controllers have slot ID numbers starting at 0. Drive trays compatible with E2700 and E5600 controllers have slot ID numbers starting at 1.

Enclose the tray ID value, the drawer ID value, and the slot ID value in square brackets ([ ]).

dataPattern The method of repeatability that you want to test.
patternNumber The hexadecimal data pattern that you want to use to run the test. This number can be any hexadecimal number between 0000 to FFFF. You must place 0x in front to indicate a hexadecimal number.
maxErrorCount The number of errors that you want to accept before terminating the test.
testIterations The number of times that you want to repeat the test.
timeout The length of time in minutes that you want to run the test.

Notes

You can enter more than one type of device to test, and you can enter more than one type of test to run.

Use the save driveChannel faultDiagnostics command and the stop driveChannel faultDiagnostics command with the start driveChannel faultDiagnostics command. These commands are needed to save diagnostic test results to a file and to stop the diagnostic test.

Examples of valid patternNumber entries are 0xA5A5, 0x3C3C, 8787, and 1234.

You also can stop this command at any time by pressing Ctrl+C.

Minimum firmware level

7.15