Thursday, May 19, 2011

Esxcli Examples

View the storage array type plugins available:

# esxcli nmp satp list
Name                 Default PSP    Description
VMW_SATP_ALUA_CX     VMW_PSP_FIXED  Supports EMC CX that use the ALUA protocol
VMW_SATP_SVC         VMW_PSP_FIXED  Supports IBM SVC
VMW_SATP_MSA         VMW_PSP_MRU    Supports HP MSA
VMW_SATP_EQL         VMW_PSP_FIXED  Supports EqualLogic arrays
VMW_SATP_INV         VMW_PSP_FIXED  Supports EMC Invista
VMW_SATP_SYMM        VMW_PSP_FIXED  Supports EMC Symmetrix
VMW_SATP_LSI         VMW_PSP_MRU    Supports LSI and other arrays compatible
                                    with the SIS 6.10 in non-AVT mode
VMW_SATP_EVA         VMW_PSP_FIXED  Supports HP EVA
VMW_SATP_DEFAULT_AP  VMW_PSP_MRU    Supports non-specific active/passive arrays
VMW_SATP_CX          VMW_PSP_MRU    Supports EMC CX that do not use the ALUA
                                    protocol
VMW_SATP_ALUA        VMW_PSP_MRU    Supports non-specific arrays that use the
                                    ALUA protocol
VMW_SATP_DEFAULT_AA  VMW_PSP_FIXED  Supports non-specific active/active arrays
VMW_SATP_LOCAL       VMW_PSP_FIXED  Supports direct attached devices



View the multipathing choices available:

# esxcli nmp psp list
Name           Description
VMW_PSP_MRU    Most Recently Used Path Selection
VMW_PSP_RR     Round Robin Path Selection
VMW_PSP_FIXED  Fixed Path Selection



View the runtime name of a device:

# esxcli nmp psp getconfig -d naa.60060160e09028008e4d328c91a2df11
Current Path=vmhba0:C0:T1:L18

View the multipathing attributes of all devices:

# esxcli nmp device list
naa.60060160e0902800789c7d5d91a2df11
    Device Display Name: DGC Fibre Channel Disk (naa.60060160e0902800789c7d5d91a2df11)
    Storage Array Type: VMW_SATP_CX
    Storage Array Type Device Config: {navireg ipfilter}
    Path Selection Policy: VMW_PSP_MRU
    Path Selection Policy Device Config: Current Path=vmhba0:C0:T1:L4
    Working Paths: vmhba0:C0:T1:L4
...

View if a device is using roundrobin:

# esxcli nmp roundrobin getconfig -d naa.60060160e0902800a6c73dda91a2df11
Errors:
Device naa.60060160e0902800a6c73dda91a2df11 Does not use the Round Robin path selection policy.

View the preferred path of a device:

# esxcli nmp fixed getpreferred -d naa.60060160e0902800ef19e58491a2df11
Errors:
Device naa.60060160e0902800ef19e58491a2df11 Does not use the VMW_PSP_FIXED path selection policy.

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