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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The diagsi command is an administrative utility command that a user with administrator or service operator authority can use for nonroutine diagnostic actions.

List of commands

The testcallhome DS command initiates a call home test by creating a test problem record. The reverseflash command reverses the FlashCopy relationship.

The lshba command displays a list of storage image host adapters and status information for each host adapter in the list. The setplex command allows you to modify the storage complex settings. The commitremoteflash command sends data to a target volume to form a consistency between the remote source and target FlashCopy pair. The lsnetworkport command displays a report that com,ands all network ports that are installed in the specified storage unit.

The lsrank command generates a report that displays a list of defined ranks in a storage unit and the status information for each rank in the list. The lsproblem command lists problem logs.

Handy DSCLI commands to know

Remote FlashCopy relationships exist on a remote site, and can be queried issue lsremoteflash command from your local site. The freezepprc command creates a new remote mirror and copy consistency group. The lspprcpath command displays a list of existing remote mirror and copy path definitions. The setremoteflashrevertible command modifies a remote FlashCopy volume pair that is part of a FlashCopy relationship to revertible.


The chauthpol command changes the general attributes of an authentication policy, such as the policy name and the activation state.

Handy DSCLI commands to know

The quit command ends an interactive command-line interface session. The lsvolgrp command generates a report that displays a list of volume groups in a storage unit and the status information for each volume group in the list. This command is not supported on DS models.

The report that is generated by this command varies significantly depending on which storage unit that you issue the command and the parameters that you specify. The showvolgrp command displays detailed properties of a volume group. The showgmir command displays properties and performance metrics for a Global Mirror logical subsystem ID. The resumegmir command resumes Global Mirror processing for a specified session.

The who command displays authentication information for the users who are currently logged in.

The failoverpprc command is used only with disaster recovery processing. The manageckdvol command initiates a change on count key data CKD volumes by executing a process. The mkipsec command creates an Internet Protocol Security IPSec connection on the DS system by importing a configuration file that contains a connection definition to the hardware management console HMC.

Only users with administrator authority can access this command. The mksession command opens a Global Mirror session. The showlss command displays detailed properties of a logical subsystem LSS. The help command displays a list of commands available in a command-line interface and optionally displays the syntax or brief description of each command.

The unfreezeflash command resets a FlashCopy consistency group that was previously established with the -freeze parameter when the mkflash or resyncflash commands were issued. The rmsestg command deletes the space-efficient storage in an extent pool. The mkreckey command is for users with security administrator authority.

The mkpprc command establishes a remote mirror and copy formerly PPRC relationship for a volume pair. The resyncflash command is a point-in-time copy of an existing FlashCopy pair that was established with the -record and -persist parameters. The managehostconnect command modifies the volume group assignment for a SCSI host port. The lssestg command displays a list of the track space-efficient storage in the storage unit.


The lshosttype command displays a list of known hosts, their associated port profiles, address discovery, and logical block size values. The managereckey command allows you to manage an existing encryption recovery key.

The rmkeygrp command removes an entry for the key server encryption key group on a specified cmomands image. This command can also be used to display the performance metrics for an individual volume ID. The chpass command changes the password expiration time, minimum password age, sdcli password length, password history, and the number of login attempts for a basic user account. User accounts and security. The lsflash command generates a report that displays a list of FlashCopy relationships and the status information for each FlashCopy relationship in the list.

This command can also be used to display the performance metrics of a fixed block volume. You can use this command to look at the status of each device adapter in the list.

IBM System Storage DS enclosure commands

The cpauthpol command copies an existing authentication policy to a new policy. The lsuser command returns a list of basic user account names and access authority levels. If you specify this command with no parameters, this command displays only a list of available commands.