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Set storage array directory server role mapping

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The set storageArray directoryServer roles command allows you to define role mappings for a specified directory server. These role mappings are used to authenticate users that attempt to execute various SMcli commands.

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 Security Admin role.

What you'll need

The following roles are available to be mapped:

  • Storage admin — Full read/write access to the storage objects (for example, volumes and disk pools), but no access to the security configuration.

  • Security admin — Access to the security configuration in Access Management, certificate management, audit log management, and the ability to turn the legacy management interface (SYMbol) on or off.

  • Support admin — Access to all hardware resources on the storage array, failure data, MEL events, and controller firmware upgrades. No access to storage objects or the security configuration.

  • Monitor — Read-only access to all storage objects, but no access to the security configuration.


set storageArray directoryServer ["domainId"]
    groupDN="groupDistinguishedName" roles=("role1"..."roleN")


Parameter Description


Allows you to specify the domain by its ID for which you want to set up role mappings.


Allows you to specify the group's distinguished name (DN) to be added to the mapping list.


Allows you to specify one or more roles for the user(s) in the defined group. If you enter more than one role, separate the values with a space. Valid choices are:

  • storage.monitor

  • storage.admin

  • security.admin

  • support.admin


SMcli -n Array1 -c "set storageArray directoryServer ["domain1"]
                    roles=("storage.monitor" "security.admin" "storage.admin");"

SMcli -n Array1 -c "set storageArray directoryServer ["domain1"]

SMcli completed successfully.