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NetApp SMI-S Provider

Specify the SMI-S Provider automatic cache refresh interval


By default, SMI-S Provider automatically retrieves information from storage systems every five minutes (300 seconds). You can set the automatic cache refresh interval (CACHE_REFRESH_SEC environment variable) to a value from 300 through 86400 seconds (24 hours).

Before you begin
  • You must already have login credentials as Administrator.

  • You must already have logged in to the host system as Administrator.

About this task

If you want to manually refresh the state of the storage system at any time, you can use the smis refresh command.

  1. Access NetApp SMI-S Provider.

  2. Create a system or user environment variable named CACHE_REFRESH_SEC with the new refresh interval value (in seconds).

    For information about creating environment variables, see your Windows documentation.

  3. Restart the CIM server:

    smis cimserver restart