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SANtricity commands

Set host port

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The set hostPort command changes the properties for a host port.

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.



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


set hostPort [portLabel] userLabel=newPortLabel


Parameter Description


The name of the host port for which you want to change the host type, or for which you want to create a new name. Enclose the host port name in square brackets ([ ]). If the host port name has special characters or numbers, enclose the host port name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.


The new name that you want to give to the host port. Enclose the new name of the host port in double quotation marks (" ").


The name of the host for which you are defining an HBA or HCA host port. Enclose the host name in double quotation marks (" ").


You can use any combination of alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores for the user label. User labels can have a maximum of 30 characters.

Minimum firmware level