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SANtricity commands

Set storage array local user password or SYMbol password

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The set storageArray localUsername command and the set storageArray symbol command allow you to set a local user name password or a SYMbol password for a particular role.

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, Support Admin, Security Admin, or Storage Monitor role.


set storageArray (localUsername={ admin | storage | security | support | monitor}
| symbol [userRole={admin | monitor}])
password="string" adminPassword="string"


Parameter Description


Allows you to specify the user to change the password. Valid choices are: admin, storage, support, monitor, and security.


Allows you to change the SYMbol password. Valid choices are: admin and monitor.


This is the replacement command for the deprecated set storageArray password command.


Allows you to specify the password for the role.


Allows you to specify the admin password, which is required to set any new password.


SMcli -n Array1 -c "set storageArray localUsername=storage password="newPassword" adminPassword="theAdminPassword";"
SMcli -n Array1 -c "set storageArray localUsername=admin password="newAdminPassword" adminPassword="theAdminPassword";"
SMcli -n Array1 -c "set storageArray symbol userRole=admin password="newSymbolPassword" adminPassword="theAdminPassword";"

SMcli completed successfully.

Minimum firmware level

8.40 adds the command.