The VPlexcli supports all metro node operations.
The CLI is divided into command contexts:
- Global commands are accessible from all contexts.
- Other commands are arranged in a hierarchical context tree, and can be executed only from the appropriate location in the context tree.
The following example shows a CLI session that performs the same tasks as shown in
Example 1 Claim storage using the CLI:
In the following example, the
claimingwizard command finds unclaimed storage volumes, claims them as thin storage, and assigns names from a PowerStore hints file:
VPlexcli:/clusters/cluster-2/storage-elements/storage-volumes> claimingwizard --file /home/service/power_store_claim.txt --thin-rebuild
Found unclaimed storage-volume VPD83T3:68ccf0980001c3a3bf416ca07c8c71b5 vendor DellEMC : claiming and naming power_store_claim_name_2.
Found unclaimed storage-volume VPD83T3:68ccf0980000bb040913bbe50c408407 vendor DellEMC : claiming and naming power_store_claim_name_1.
Claimed 2 storage-volumes in storage array power_store_claim
Claimed 2 storage-volumes in total.
Dell EMC CLI Guide for the metro node provides a comprehensive list of metro node commands and detailed instructions on using those commands.