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SANtricity commands

Change SSD cache application type

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The set ssdCache command changes the application type associated with the SSD cache. The application type can be web server, database, or multimedia. Changing the application type changes the block size, sub-block size, populate on read threshold, and populate on write threshold for the volumes underlying the SSD cache.

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 Support Admin role.


set ssdCache [ssdCacheName]usageHint=(webServer|dataBase|fileSystem)


Parameter Description


The name of the SSD cache for which you want to change the application type. Enclose the SSD cache name in square brackets ([ ]). If the SSD cache name contains special characters or consists only of numbers, you must enclose the SSD cache name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.


The values are based on the typical I/O usage pattern of the application that is using the SSD cache. Valid values are webServer, dataBase, or fileSystem.

Minimum firmware level


11.80 adds EF600 and EF300 array support