Refer to the DSCLI documentation to become familiar with these management commands. Ideally you will not have to use the DSCLI interface except in. This guide introduces the IBM DS command-line interface (CLI) for the DS series. It includes commands to configure and manage. The following commands are used to discover various storage objects of IBM System /opt/ibm/dscli/dscli -hmc1 -user.

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List of commands

The rmrank command deletes ranks from a storage image. The rmpprcpath command deletes a Remote Mirror and Copy path. This command is not supported on DS models. The lsrank command dscpi a report that displays a list of defined ranks in a storage unit and the status information for each rank in the list.

Use the command to set the SNMP addresses for the notifications.

IBM DS Command-Line Interface User’s Guide – United States

The lssi command displays a list of storage images in a storage complex. The lsrank command displays a list of defined ranks in a storage image and status information for each rank. The showgmircg command displays consistency group status for the specified Global Mirror session.

CKD volumes are not displayed. The ver command displays the versions of the command-line interface, storage management console HMC or SMCand licensed machine code.

The mksession command opens a Global Mirror session. The mkrank command creates one fixed block or count key data CKD rank from one array. The lsstgencl command displays a list of storage enclosures and status information for each enclosure in the list. Copying between different storage complexes is not supported. The mkkeygrp command creates an entry for the key server encryption key group on the storage image.


IBM System Storage DS enclosure commands

The showcontactinfo command displays customer contact information for the storage image. The rmremoteflash command removes a relationship between remote FlashCopy volume pairs.

The commitflash command is used as part of the recovery from a disaster scenario to complete a partially formed Global Mirror consistency group.

The setcontactinfo DS command provides contact information for your storage system administrator. The lslcu command displays a list of logical control units LCUs for a storage image and status information for each logical control unit in the list.

The rmvolgrp command deletes existing volume groups from a storage image. The rmckdvol command deletes count key data CKD base or alias volumes from a storage image.

Use the chextpool command to modify attributes that are associated with an extent pool, merge two extent pools, or unassign all tier-assigned volumes or extents in the pool. The lsda command displays a list of device adapters DA for each storage image. The revertflash command is used as part of the recovery from a disaster scenario to rollback a Global Mirror consistency group that is in the process of forming.

The lshostconnect command displays a list of host connections for a storage image and the status information for each host connection in the list. The chpass command changes the password expiration time, minimum password age, minimum password length, password history, and the number of login attempts for a basic user account.


The mksestg command creates space-efficient storage in an existing extent pool. The mkgmir command starts Global Mirror for a specified session. The testauthpol command allows you to test the specified authentication policy.

The lskeymgr command displays a list of the key server entries that are on the storage complex. You can issue this command on either the master storage unit or on any of the subordinate storage units. The showrank command displays detailed properties or performance metrics of a rank. The lssestg generates a report that displays the space-efficient storage values for the entire storage image.

The lsproblem command lists problem logs. The failbackpprc command copies the required data from the source volume to the target volume to resume mirroring.

The setvpn command starts or ends an outbound virtual private network connection VPN. The manageckdvol command initiates a change on count key data CKD volumes by executing a process. The applykey command applies the licensed machine code LMC activation keys for a storage server.