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SANtricity commands

Start drive channel locate

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The start driveChannel locate command identifies the drive trays that are connected to a specific drive channel by turning on the indicator lights for the drive tray that is connected to the drive channel.

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.


Use the stop driveChannel locate command to turn off the indicator lights on the drive tray.


start driveChannel [(1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8)] locate


Parameter Description


The identifier number of the drive channel that you want to locate. Valid values for the identifier number for the drive channel are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8. Enclose the drive channel identifier number in square brackets ([ ]).

Minimum firmware level


7.15 adds an update to the drive channel identifier.