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SANtricity commands

Delete host group

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The delete hostGroup command deletes a host group.

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 Storage Admin role.



Possible damage to the storage array configuration — This command deletes all of the host definitions in the host group.


delete hostGroup [hostGroupName]


Parameter Description


The name of the host group that you want to delete. Enclose the host group name in square brackets ([ ]). If the host group name contains special characters or consists only of numbers, you must enclose the host group name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.


A host group is an optional topological element that is a collection of hosts that share access to the same volumes. The host group is a logical entity.

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