Install SANtricity Storage Manager for SMcli (SANtricity software version 11.53 or earlier)

When you install the SANtricity Storage Manager software on your management station, the command line interface (CLI) is installed to help you manage your array. By also installing the software on the host, the Host Context Agent is installed that helps the host push configuration information to the storage array controllers through the I/O path.

Before you begin

Important: For SANtricity software 11.60 and newer, the SANtricity Secure CLI (SMcli) is included in the SANtricity OS and downloadable through the SANtricity System Manager. For more information on how to download the SMcli through the SANtricty System Manager, refer to the Download the command line interface (CLI) topic under the SANtricity System Manager Online Help.

About this task

This section describes how to install SANtricity Storage Manager on both the Windows and Linux OS platforms, because both Windows and Linux are common management station platforms when Linux is used for the data host.


  1. Download the SANtricity software release from NetApp Support Downloads > Software > E-Series/EF-Series SANtricity Storage Manager.
  2. Run the SANtricity installer.
    Windows Linux
    Double-click the SMIA*.exe installation package to start the installation.
    1. Go to the directory where the SMIA*.bin installation package is located.
    2. If the temp mount point does not have execute permissions, set the IATEMPDIR variable. Example: IATEMPDIR=/root ./SMIA-LINUXX64-11.25.0A00.0002.bin
    3. Run the chmod +x SMIA*.bin command to grant execute permission to the file.
    4. Run the ./SMIA*.bin command to start the installer.
  3. Use the installation wizard to install the software on the management station.