Formatting the commands

The command line interface (CLI) is a software application that provides a way to configure and monitor storage arrays. Using the CLI, you can run commands from an operating system prompt, such as the DOS C: prompt or a Linux operating system path.

The CLI gives you direct access to a script engine that is a utility in the storage management software. The script engine runs commands that configure and manage the storage arrays. The script engine reads the commands, either through a script file or directly from the command line, and performs the operations instructed by the commands.

The script commands configure and manage a storage array. The script commands are distinct from the CLI commands. You can enter individual script commands, or you can run a file of script commands. When you enter an individual script command, you embed the script command in a CLI command. When you run a file of script commands, you embed the file name in the CLI command.

Some software features described in this document might not be available for your DE Series Storage System. For questions about available features, contact your account representative.

The CLI is a feature of the ThinkSystem Storage Manager software.