Show volume group

The show volumeGroup command returns information about a volume group.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to an individual DE2000H, DE4000H, DE4000F, DE6000H, or DE6000F storage array.


To execute this command on an storage array, you must have the Storage Admin or Storage Monitor role.


This command returns this information about a volume group:
  • The status (Online or Offline)

  • The capacity

  • The current owner (the controller in slot

    A or the controller in slot B )
  • The RAID level

  • The drive media type (HDD or SSD)

  • The drive interface type (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAS)

  • Tray loss protection (yes or no)

  • Secure capable - indicates whether the volume group is composed of all secure-capable drives. Secure-capable drives can be either FDE drives or FIPS drives.

  • Secure - Indicates whether the volume group has drive security turned on (this is called secure enabled).

  • The associated volumes and free capacity

  • The associated drives


show volumeGroup [volumeGroupName]


Parameter Description
volumeGroup The name of the volume group for which you want to show information. Enclose the volume group name in square brackets ([ ]).


This command returns volume group information as shown in this example:

Name:              SecureGroup                                  
      Status:         Optimal                                      
      Capacity:       120.000 GB                                   
      Current owner: Controller in slot 

      Quality of Service (QoS) Attributes

         RAID level:            5                
         Drive media type:      Hard Disk Drive  
         Drive interface type:  Fibre Channel    
         Tray loss protection:  No               
         Secure Capable:        No               
         Secure:                No               

      Total Volumes:          1           
         Standard volumes:    1           
         Repository volumes:  0           
         Free Capacity:       110.000 GB  

      Associated drives - present (in piece order)
      Total drives present: 5

         Tray     Slot  
         99       1     
         99       2     
         99       3     
         99       4     
         99       5