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Set storage array controller health image allow overwrite

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The set storageArray controllerHealthImageAllowOverWrite command sets a flag on a controller to allow a new controller health image to overwrite an existing controller health image on storage arrays that support the controller health image feature.

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.


If the storage array does not support the controller health image feature, the command returns an error.


With firmware version 8.20 the coreDumpAllowOverWrite parameter is replaced with the controllerHealthImageAllowOverWrite parameter.


set storageArray controllerHealthImageAllowOverWrite




When the controller health image is retrieved, the allow overwrite flag is set. If the controller health image is not retrieved, the image expires in 48 hours, after which the allow overwrite flag is set. When you use the set storageArray controllerHealthImageAllowOverWrite command to set the allow overwrite flag, the 48-hour expiration is waived as if the image had been retrieved.

Minimum firmware level


8.20 replaces the coreDumpAllowOverWrite parameter with the controllerHealthImageAllowOverWrite parameter.