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SANtricity commands

Set initiator

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The set initiator command updates the initiator object.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to an individual E2800, E5700, EF600 or EF300 storage array. It does not operate on E2700 or E5600 storage arrays.


To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Storage Admin role.



This command replaces the deprecated Set iSCSI initiator command.


This command is applicable only to iSCSI, iSER, NVMe over RoCE, NVMe over InfiniBand, and NVMe over Fibre Channel.


set initiator (["initiatorName"] | <"initiatorQualifiedName">) ([userLabel="newInitiatorName"] |
[host="newHostName"] | [chapSecret="newSecurityKey"])


Parameter Description


Allows you to specify the initiator identifier for which you want to set properties. Enclose the name in double quotation marks ("` "`). You also must enclose the name in square brackets ([ ]) if the value is a user label or angle brackets (< >) if the value is a qualified name (e.g., iqn or nqn).


Allows you to enter a new user label for the initiator object. Enclose the new user label in double quotation marks (" ").


Allows you to enter a new host to which the host port is connected. Enclose the host name in double quotation marks (" ").


Allows you to enter a new security key that you want to use to authenticate a peer connection. Enclose the security key in double quotation marks (" "). This parameter is only applicable to iSCSI and iSER host interface types.

Minimum firmware level