C:\WINNT\ >fpath lsdb -d \\.\physicaldrive10 -s on Copyright EMC Corp. 2002 @(#) fpath Revision: V5.0-278 $ lsdb VCM DB device = \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE23 VCM Database entries for FA 3aa ------------------------------------- WWN = 200000e06941160d AWWN = host1/host1_A Volumes : 000e-0010 001a-0023 0025-002d 003f-0044 00b8 00ba-00be 00c0-00c1 00c4-00c9 00cb 00cd 00d0-00d6 00ed-0104 011f-0131 0136 0148 015a 01a0-01a9 0203-0204
C:\WINNT\ >fpath lshosts -d \\.\physicaldrive10 Copyright EMC Corp. 2002 @(#) fpath Revision: V5.0-278 $
There are two subcommands for adding and removing devices that are assigned to a host. These are adddev and rmdev, the format of each is shown here: fpath adddev -d
Occasionally HBAs do fail! In the instance of a failure, a replacement HBA needs to be rezoned to the system and to have access granted through Volume Logix. To make this process easier to manage, the swaphba sub-command is available. The format of this command is shown here: fpath swaphba -d
One set of commands worthy of mention are the backup and restore commands. These have the following format: fpath backupdb -d
Using the command line is a useful alternative to the ESN Manager GUI and doesn't have to be used only when the GUI is not available. It is easy to write simple scripts which can be used to automate disk allocations and which perform much faster than the standard ESN Manager interface. Here we have shown only a brief glimpse of some of the available commands. Try them for yourself and see what you can achieve!