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SANtricity commands

Suspend SSD cache

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The suspend ssdCache command temporarily stops caching for all of the volumes that are using the SSD cache.

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 Support Admin role.


While caching is stopped, host reads are serviced from the base volumes instead of from the SSD cache.


suspend ssdCache [ssdCacheName]


Parameter Description


The name of the SSD cache that you want to suspend. Enclose the SSD cache name in square brackets ([ ]). If the SSD cache name has special characters or numbers, you must enclose the SSD cache name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.


To restart caching, use the resume ssdCache command.

Minimum firmware level


11.80 adds EF600 and EF300 array support