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SANtricity commands

Show disk pool

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The show diskPool command returns information about a disk pool.

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 returns this information about a disk pool:

  • The status (such as Optimal, Degraded, Failed, Missing)

  • The total capacity

  • The preservation capacity, usable capacity and unusable capacity

  • The used capacity, free capacity, and percentage full

  • The current owner (the controller in slot A or the controller in slot B )

  • The drive media (SAS)

  • The drive media type (HDD or SSD)

  • The drive interface type (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, InfiniBand, SAS)

  • Tray loss protection (yes or no)

  • Secure capable - indicates whether the disk pool is composed of all secure-capable drives. Secure-capable drives can be either FDE drives or FIPS drives.

  • Secure - Indicates whether the disk pool has drive security turned on (this is called secure enabled).

  • The remaining capacity notification settings (critical and early warning)

  • The priority settings

  • The associated volumes and free capacity

  • The associated drives

  • Data Assurance capabilities and presence of Data Assurance enabled volumes

  • Resource provisioning capabilities


show diskPool [diskPoolName]


Parameter Description


The name of the disk pool for which you are retrieving information. Enclose the disk pool name in square brackets ([ ]). If the disk pool name has special characters or numbers, you must enclose the disk pool name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.


Use this command to show the disk pool content of the storage array profile.

Minimum firmware level