smp_ena_dis_zoning - Man Page



smp_ena_dis_zoning [--disable] [--ena-dis=ED] [--expected=EX] [--help] [--hex] [--interface=PARAMS] [--raw] [--sa=SAS_ADDR] [--save=SAV] [--verbose] [--version] SMP_DEVICE[,N]


Sends a SAS Serial Management Protocol (SMP) ENABLE DISABLE ZONING function request to an SMP target. The SMP target is identified by the SMP_DEVICE and the --sa=SAS_ADDR. Depending on the interface, the SAS_ADDR may be deduced from the SMP_DEVICE. The mpt interface uses SMP_DEVICE to identify a HBA (an SMP initiator) and needs the additional ,N to differentiate between HBAs if there are multiple present.

If neither --disable nor --ena-dis=ED options are given then enable zoning (i.e. "--ena-dis=1") is assumed.

This function does not change the state of the current zoning enabled flag (as seen in the REPORT GENERAL response). Such a state change will occur on a subsequent invocation of the ZONE ACTIVATE function.


Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.

-d,  --disable

set the 'enable disable zoning' field in the SMP request to 2 which will disable zoning.

-e,  --ena-dis=ED

set the 'enable disable zoning' field in the SMP request. ED may take these values: 0 for no change, 1 for enable zoning (default) and 2 for disable zoning. If this option and the --disable option are both given then they cannot contradict one another.

-E,  --expected=EX

set the 'expected expander change count' field in the SMP request. The value EX is from 0 to 65535 inclusive with 0 being the default value. When EX is greater than zero then if the value doesn't match the expander change count of the SMP target (i.e. the expander) when the request arrives then the target ignores the request and sets a function result of "invalid expander change count" in the response.

-h,  --help

output the usage message then exit.

-H,  --hex

output the response (less the CRC field) in hexadecimal.

-I,  --interface=PARAMS

interface specific parameters. In this case "interface" refers to the path through the operating system to the SMP initiator. See the smp_utils man page for more information.

-r,  --raw

send the response (less the CRC field) to stdout in binary. All error messages are sent to stderr.

-s,  --sa=SAS_ADDR

specifies the SAS address of the SMP target device. The mpt interface needs this option and it will typically be an expander's SAS address. The SAS_ADDR is in decimal but most SAS addresses are shown in hexadecimal. To give a number in hexadecimal either prefix it with '0x' or put a trailing 'h' on it.

-S,  --save=SAV

set the 'save' field in the SMP request. SAV may take these values: 0 for updating the shadow values (default), 1 for updating the saved values, 2 for updating shadow values and if available the saved values, 3 for updating both saved and shadow values.

-v,  --verbose

increase the verbosity of the output. Can be used multiple times.

-V,  --version

print the version string and then exit.

Conforming to

The SMP ENABLE DISABLE ZONING function was introduced in SAS-2 .


Written by Douglas Gilbert.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.

See Also

smp_utils, smp_lock, smp_zone_activate, smp_zone_unlock(smp_utils)


June 2011 smp_utils-0.96