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SANtricity commands

Delete host port

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The delete hostPort command deletes a host port identification.

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.


The identification is a software value that represents the physical host port to the controller. By deleting the identification, the controller no longer recognizes instructions and data from the host port.


This command does not work in an iSCSI environment, where the host ports are considered initiators. Instead, use the delete iscsiInitiator command. See Delete iSCSI initiator.


delete hostPort [hostPortName]


Parameter Description


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


A host port is a physical connection on a host adapter that resides within a host computer. A host port provides a host access to the volumes in a storage array.

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