SANtricity commands

Set host channel

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The set hostChannel command defines the loop ID for the host channel.

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.


set hostChannel [hostChannelNumber]


Parameter Description


The identifier number of the host channel for which you want to set the loop ID. Enclose the host channel identifier number in square brackets ([ ]).

Use a host channel value that is appropriate for your particular controller model. A controller tray might support one host channel or as many as eight host channels. Valid host channel values are a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, a7, a8, b1, b2, b3, b4, b5, b6, b7, or b8.


The port identifier for the specified host channel. Port ID values are 0 to 127.

Minimum firmware level


6.14 adds an update to the host channel identifier.

7.15 adds an update to the host channel identifier.