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sg_ses (8)


sg_ses - access a SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) device


sg_ses  [--descriptor=DN]  [--dev-slot-num=SN] [--eiioe=A_F] [--filter]
[--get=STR]  [--hex]  [--index=IIA  |   --index=TIA,II]   [--inner-hex]
[--join]     [--maxlen=LEN]     [--page=PG]     [--raw]    [--readonly]
[--sas-addr=SA] [--status] [--verbose] [--warn] DEVICE

sg_ses   [--byte1=B1]   [--clear=STR]    [--control]    [--data=H,H...]
[--descriptor=DN]  [--dev-slot-num=SN]  [--index=IIA  | --index=TIA,II]
[--mask] [--maxlen=LEN] [--nickname=SEN]  [--nickid=SEID]   [--page=PG]
[--readonly] [--sas-addr=SA] [--set=STR] [--verbose] DEVICE

sg_ses [--enumerate] [--list] [--help] [--version]


SG_SES(8)                          SG3_UTILS                         SG_SES(8)

       sg_ses - access a SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) device

       sg_ses  [--descriptor=DN]  [--dev-slot-num=SN] [--eiioe=A_F] [--filter]
       [--get=STR]  [--hex]  [--index=IIA  |   --index=TIA,II]   [--inner-hex]
       [--join]     [--maxlen=LEN]     [--page=PG]     [--raw]    [--readonly]
       [--sas-addr=SA] [--status] [--verbose] [--warn] DEVICE

       sg_ses   [--byte1=B1]   [--clear=STR]    [--control]    [--data=H,H...]
       [--descriptor=DN]  [--dev-slot-num=SN]  [--index=IIA  | --index=TIA,II]
       [--mask] [--maxlen=LEN] [--nickname=SEN]  [--nickid=SEID]   [--page=PG]
       [--readonly] [--sas-addr=SA] [--set=STR] [--verbose] DEVICE

       sg_ses [--enumerate] [--list] [--help] [--version]

       Fetches  management  information  from  a  SCSI Enclosure Service (SES)
       device.  This utility can also modify the state of a  SES  device.  The
       DEVICE  should  be a SES device which may be a dedicated enclosure ser-
       vices processor in which case an INQUIRY response's  Peripheral  Device
       Type  is  13 [0xd]. Alternatively it may be attached to another type of
       SCSI device (e.g. a disk) in which case the EncServ bit is set  in  its
       INQUIRY response.

       If  the  DEVICE argument is given with no options then the names of all
       diagnostic pages supported are listed. Most, but not  necessarily  all,
       of  the  named  diagnostic  pages  are defined in the SES standards and
       drafts. The most recent reference for this utility is  the  draft  SCSI
       Enclosure    Services    3   document   T10/2149-D   Revision   11   at
       http://www.t10.org . Existing standards for  SES  and  SES-2  are  ANSI
       INCITS 305-1998 and ANSI INCITS 448-2008 respectively.

       The first form shown in the synopsis is for fetching and decoding pages
       or fields from the SES DEVICE. Alternatively a fetched page may be out-
       put in hex or binary with the --hex or --raw options.

       The  second  form in the synopsis is for modifying pages or fields held
       in the SES DEVICE. Changing the state of an enclosure (e.g.  requesting
       the  "ident"  (locate)  LED  to flash on a disk carrier in an array) is
       typically done using a read-modify-write  cycle.  See  the  section  on
       CHANGING STATE below.

       The  third form in the synopsis shows the options for providing command
       line help (i.e. usage information), listing out page and field informa-
       tion  tables held by the utility (--enumerate), or printing the version
       string of this utility.

       There    is    a    web    page    discussing    this    utility     at
       http://sg.danny.cz/sg/sg_ses.html  .  Support for downloading microcode
       to  a  SES  device  has  been  placed  in  a  separate  utility  called

       In  the  following  sections "page" refers to a diagnostic page, either
       fetched with a SCSI RECEIVE DIAGNOSTIC RESULTS command or sent  to  the
       DEVICE with a SCSI SEND DIAGNOSTIC command.

       Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.  The
       options are arranged in alphabetical order based  on  the  long  option

       -b, --byte1=B1
              some  modifiable  pages  may  need byte 1 (i.e. the second byte)
              set. In the Enclosure Control page, byte 1  contains  the  INFO,
              NON-CRIT, CRIT and UNRECOV bits. In the Subenclosure String Out,
              Subenclosure Nickname Control  and  Download  Microcode  Control
              pages,  byte  1 is the Subenclosure identifier.  Active when the
              --control and --data=H,H... options are  used  and  the  default
              value  is 0. If the --clear=STR or --set=STR option is used then
              the value read from byte 1 is written back to byte 1.  B1 is  in
              decimal unless it is prefixed by '0x' or '0X' (or has a trailing
              'h' or 'H').

       -C, --clear=STR
              Used to clear an element  field  in  the  Enclosure  Control  or
              Threshold  Out  page.  Must  be  used  together with an indexing
              option to specify which element is to be changed. The  Enclosure
              Control  page  is  assumed if the --page=PG option is not given.
              See the STR FORMAT section below.

       -c, --control
              will send control information to the  DEVICE  via  a  SCSI  SEND
              DIAGNOSTIC  command.  Cannot give both this option and --status.
              The Enclosure Control, String Out, Threshold Out, Array  Control
              (obsolete in SES-2), Subenclosure String Out, Subenclosure Nick-
              name Control and Download Microcode pages can be set  currently.
              This  option  is  assumed if either the --clear=STR or --set=STR
              option is given.

       -d, --data=H,H...
              permits a string of comma separated  (ASCII)  hex  bytes  to  be
              specified (limit 1024). A (single) space separated string of hex
              bytes is also allowed but the list needs to be in  quotes.  This
              option  allows the parameters to a control page to be specified.
              The string given should not include the first 4 bytes (i.e. page
              code and length).

       -d, --data=-
              reads  one  or  more  data strings from stdin, limit 2048 bytes.
              stdin may provide ASCII hex as a comma separated list  (i.e.  as
              with  the  --data=H,H...  option). Additionally spaces, tabs and
              line feeds are permitted as separators from stdin . Stops  read-
              ing stdin when an EOF is detected.

       -d, --data=@FN
              reads  one  or  more data strings from the file called FN, limit
              2048 bytes. Otherwise this option is the same  as  the  previous
              item that reads from stdin.

       -D, --descriptor=DN
              where  DN  is a descriptor name (string) as found in the Element
              Descriptor page. This is a medium level indexing alternative  to
              the  low level --index= options. If the descriptor name contains
              a space then DN needs to be surrounded by quotes (single or dou-
              ble)  or  the  space escaped (e.g. preceded by a backslash). See

       -x, --dev-slot-num=SN, --dsn=SN
              where SN is a device slot number found in the Additional Element
              Status page. Only entries for FCP and SAS devices  (with  EIP=1)
              have  device slot numbers. SN must be a number in the range 0 to
              255 (inclusive). 255 is used to indicate there is no correspond-
              ing  device slot. This is a medium level indexing alternative to
              the low level --index= options. See the DESCRIPTOR NAME,  DEVICE
              SLOT NUMBER AND SAS ADDRESS section below.

       -E, --eiioe=A_F
              A_F  is  either  the  string  'auto'  or 'force'. There was some
              fuzziness in the interpretation of the 'element index' field  in
              the  Additional Element Status page between SES-2 and SES-3. The
              EIIOE bit was introduced to resolve  the  problem  but  not  all
              enclosures  have  caught  up.  Using '--eiioe=force' will decode
              this page as if the EIIOE bit is set.  Using '--eiioe=auto' will
              decode this page as if the EIIOE bit is set if the first element
              index in this page is 1 (in other words  a  heuristic  to  guess
              whether the EIIOE bit should be set or not).
              If  the  enclosure  sets  the  EIIOE bit then this option has no
              effect. It is recommended that HP JBOD users set --eiioe=auto .

       -e, --enumerate
              enumerate all known page names and SES elements when this option
              is  given  once.  If --enumerate is given twice, then the recog-
              nised acronyms for  the  --clear=STR,  --get=STR  and  --set=STR
              options  are listed. The utility exits after listing this infor-
              mation (so most other options and DEVICE are ignored).

       -f, --filter
              cuts down on the amount of output from the Enclosure Status page
              and  the  Additional  Element  Status  page. When this option is
              given, any line which has all its binary flags cleared (i.e.  0)
              is filtered out (i.e.  ignored).  If a line has some other value
              on it (e.g. a temperature) then it is output.  When this  option
              is  used  twice  only  elements  associated with the "status=ok"
              field (in the Enclosure status page) are  output.  The  --filter
              option  is useful for reducing the amount of output generated by
              the --join option.

       -G, --get=STR
              Used to read a field in a status element. Must be used  together
              with  a  an  indexing  option  to specify which element is to be
              read. By default the Enclosure Status page  is  read,  the  only
              other pages that can be read are the Threshold In and Additional
              Element Status pages. If a value is found it is output in  deci-
              mal to stdout (by default) or in hexadecimal preceded by "0x" if
              the --hex option is also  given.  See  the  STR  FORMAT  section

       -h, --help
              output  the  usage  message  then  exit. Since there is a lot of
              information, it is split into two pages. The most  important  is
              shown  on the first page.  Use this option twice (e.g. '-hh') to
              output the second page. Note: the --enumerate option might  also
              be  viewed  as a help or usage type option. And like this option
              it has a "given twice" form: '-ee'.

       -H, --hex
              If the --get=STR option is given then output the value found (if
              any)  in  hexadecimal, with a leading "0x". Otherwise output the
              response in hexadecimal; with  trailing  ASCII  if  given  once,
              without it if given twice, and simple hex if given three or more
              times. Ignored when all elements from several  pages  are  being
              accessed.  Also see the --raw option which may be used with this

       -I, --index=IIA
              where IIA is either an individual index (II) or an Element  type
              abbreviation   (A).  See  the  INDEXES  section  below.  If  the
              --page=PG option is not given then the Enclosure Status (or Con-
              trol)  page  is  assumed.  May be used with the --join option or
              one of the --clear=STR, --get=STR or --set=STR options. To  enu-
              merate  the  available Element type abbreviations use the --enu-
              merate option.

       -I, --index=TIA,II
              where TIA,II is an type header index (TI) or Element type abbre-
              viation  (A)  followed  by  an  individual  index  (II). See the
              INDEXES section below. If the --page=PG option is not given then
              the  Enclosure  Status (or Control) page is assumed. May be used
              with the --join option or one of the --clear=STR,  --get=STR  or
              --set=STR  options.  To  enumerate  the  available  Element type
              abbreviations use the --enumerate option.

       -i, --inner-hex
              the outer levels of a status page are decoded  and  printed  out
              but  the innermost level (e.g. the Element Status Descriptor) is
              output in hex. Also active with the  Additional  Element  Status
              and  Threshold  In  pages.  Can  be used with an indexing option
              and/or --join options.

       -j, --join
              group elements from the Element Descriptor, Enclosure Status and
              Additional  Element  Status pages. If this option is given twice
              then elements from the Threshold In page are also  grouped.  The
              order  is  dictated  by the Configuration page. All elements are
              output unless one of the indexing options  is  given,  in  which
              case  only  the  matching  element and its associated fields are
              output.  The --filter option can be added to reduce  the  amount
              of output generated by this option. See the INDEXES and DESCRIP-
              TOR NAME, DEVICE SLOT NUMBER AND SAS ADDRESS sections below.

       -l, --list
              This option is equivalent to --enumerate. See that option.

       -M, --mask
              When modifying elements, the default action is  a  read  (status
              element),  mask, modify (based on --clear=STR or --set=STR) then
              write back as the control element.  The  mask  step  is  new  in
              sg_ses  version  1.98  and is based on what is allowable (and in
              the same location) in draft SES-3 revision 6.  Those  masks  may
              evolve,  as  they  have in the past. This option re-instates the
              previous logic which was to ignore the mask  step.  The  default
              action (i.e. without this option) is to perform the mask step in
              the read-mask-modify-write sequence.

       -m, --maxlen=LEN
              LEN is placed in the ALLOCATION LENGTH field of the SCSI RECEIVE
              DIAGNOSTIC  RESULTS  commands sent by the utility. It represents
              the maximum size of data the SES device can return  (in  bytes).
              It  cannot exceed 65535 and defaults to 65532 (bytes). Some sys-
              tems may not permit such large sizes hence  the  need  for  this
              option. If LEN is set to 0 then the default size is used.

       -n, --nickname=SEN
              where  SEN  is  the new Subenclosure Nickname. Only the first 32
              characters (bytes) of SEN are used, if more are given  they  are
              ignored. See the SETTING SUBENCLOSURE NICKNAME section below.

       -N, --nickid=SEID
              where  SEID is the Subenclosure identifier that the new Nickname
              (SEN) will be applied to. So SEID must be an existing  Subenclo-
              sure identifier. The default value is 0 which is the main enclo-

       -p, --page=PG
              where PG is a page abbreviation or code (a number). If PG starts
              with  a  digit it is assumed to be in decimal unless prefixed by
              0x for hex. Valid range is 0 to 255  (0x0  to  0xff)  inclusive.
              Default  is  page  'sdp'  which  is page_code 0 (i.e. "Supported
              Diagnostic Pages") if no other options are given.

       -r, --raw
              outputs the chosen status page in ASCII hex in a format suitable
              for a later invocation using the --data= option. A page less its
              first 4 bytes (page code and length) is output. When used  twice
              (e.g. -rr) the full page contents is output in binary to stdout.

       -R, --readonly
              open the DEVICE read-only (e.g. in Unix with the O_RDONLY flag).
              The default is to open it read-write.

       -A, --sas-addr=SA
              this is an indexing method for SAS end devices (e.g. SAS disks).
              The  utility  will  try to find the element or slot in the Addi-
              tional Element Status page whose SAS address matches SA.  For  a
              SAS  disk or tape that SAS address is its target port identifier
              for the port connected to that element or slot.  Most SAS  disks
              and  tapes have two such target ports, usually numbered consecu-
              SATA devices in a SAS  enclosure  often  receive  "manufactured"
              target  port  identifiers  from a SAS expander; typically will a
              SAS address close to but different from the SAS address  of  the
              expander itself. Note that this manufactured target port identi-
              fier is different from a SATA disk's WWN.
              SA is a hex number that is up to 8 digits long. It  may  have  a
              leading  '0x' or '0X' or a trailing 'h' or 'H'. This option is a
              medium level
               indexing alternative to the low level  --index=  options.   See

       -S, --set=STR
              Used to set an element field in the Enclosure Control or Thresh-
              old  Out page.  Must be used together with an indexing option to
              specify which element is to be changed.  The  Enclosure  Control
              page  is  assumed  if the --page=PG option is not given. See the
              STR FORMAT section below.

       -s, --status
              will fetch page from the DEVICE via a  SCSI  RECEIVE  DIAGNOSTIC
              RESULTS command. In the absence of other options that imply mod-
              ifying a page (e.g.  --control or --set=STR)  then  --status  is

       -v, --verbose
              increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).

       -V, --version
              print the version string and then exit.

       -w, --warn
              warn  about certain irregularities with warnings sent to stderr.
              The join is a complex operation that relies on information  from
              several  pages  to  be  synchronized. The quality of SES devices
              vary and to be fair, the descriptions from T10 drafts and  stan-
              dards  have  been  tweaked  several times (see the EIIOE bit) in
              order to clear up confusion.

       An enclosure can have information about its disk and tape  drives  plus
       other  supporting  components like power supplies spread across several
       pages.  Addressing a specific element (overall or individual) within  a
       page  is  complicated.  This section describes low level indexing (i.e.
       choosing a single element (or a group of related elements) from a large
       number  of elements). If available, the medium level indexing described
       in the following section (DESCRIPTOR NAME, DEVICE SLOT NUMBER  AND  SAS
       ADDRESS) might be simpler to use.

       The Configuration page is key to low level indexing: it contains a list
       of "type headers", each of which contains an Element type  (e.g.  Array
       Device  Slot),  a Subenclosure identifier (0 for the primary enclosure)
       and a "Number of possible elements". Corresponding to each type header,
       the  Enclosure  Status  page  has one "overall" element plus "Number of
       possible elements" individual elements all of which have the given Ele-
       ment  type.  For  some  Element types the "Number of possible elements"
       will be 0 so the Enclosure Status page has only one  "overall"  element
       corresponding  to that type header. The Element Descriptor page and the
       Threshold (In and Out) pages follow the same pattern as  the  Enclosure
       Status page.

       The  Additional  Element  Status page is a bit more complicated. It has
       entries for "Number of possible elements" of certain Element types.  It
       does  not have entries corresponding to the "overall" elements. To make
       the correspondence a  little  clearer  each  descriptor  in  this  page
       optionally  contains an "Element Index Present" (EIP) indicator. If EIP
       is set then each element's "Element Index" field refers to the position
       of the corresponding element in the Enclosure Status page.

       Addressing  a  single overall element or a single individual element is
       done with two indexes: TI and II. Both are origin 0.  TI=0  corresponds
       to  the  first  type  header entry which must be a Device Slot or Array
       Device Slot Element type (according to the SES-2 standard). To  address
       the  corresponding  overall instance, II is set to -1, otherwise II can
       be set to the individual instance index. As an alternative to the  type
       header index (TI), an Element type abbreviation (A) optionally followed
       by a number (e.g. "ps" refers to the first Power Supply  Element  type;
       "ps1" refers to the second) can be given.

       One  of  two  command  lines  variants  can be used to specify indexes:
       --index=TIA,II where TIA is either an type header index (TI) or an Ele-
       ment  type abbreviation (A) (e.g. "ps" or "ps1"). II is either an indi-
       vidual index or "-1" to specify the overall element. The second variant
       is  --index=IIA where IIA is either an individual index (II) or an Ele-
       ment type abbreviation (A). When IIA is an individual  index  then  the
       option  is  equivalent  to  --index=0,II.  When  IIA is an Element type
       abbreviation then the option is equivalent to --index=A,-1.

       To cope with vendor specific Element types  (which  should  be  in  the
       range  128  to  255)  the  Element type can be given as a number with a
       leading underscore.  For example these are equivalent: --index=arr  and
       --index=_23 since the Array Device Slot Element type value is 23.  Also
       --index=ps1 and --index=_2_1 are equivalent.

       Another example: if the first type header in the Configuration page has
       has  Array  Device Slot Element type then --index=0,-1 is equivalent to
       --index=arr. Also --index=arr,3 is equivalent to --index=3.

       The --index= options  can be used to reduce the amount of output  (e.g.
       only  showing the element associated with the second 12 volt power sup-
       ply). They may  also  be  used  together  with  with  the  --clear=STR,
       --get=STR  and --set=STR options which are described in the STR section

       The three options: --descriptor=DN, --dev-slot-num=SN and --sas-addr=SA
       allow  medium  level  indexing,  as  an  alternative  to  the low level
       --index= options. Only one of the three options can be used in an invo-
       cation.  Each  of  the  three  options implicitly set the --join option
       since they need either the Element Descriptor page  or  the  Additional
       Element Status page as well as the pages needed by the --index= option.

       These  medium  level  indexing options need support from the SES device
       and that support is optional. For example the --descriptor=DN needs the
       Element  Descriptor  page  provided  by  the SES device however that is
       optional. Also the provided descriptor names need  to  be  useful,  and
       having descriptor names which are all "0" is not very useful. Also some
       elements (e.g. overall elements) may not have descriptor names.

       These medium level indexing options can be used to reduce the amount of
       output  (e.g.  only  showing the elements related to device slot number
       3).  They  may  also  be  used  together  with  with  the  --clear=STR,
       --get=STR  and  --set=STR  options which are described in the following
       section. Note that even if a field can be set  (e.g.  "do  not  remove"
       (dnr))  and  that field can be read back with --get=STR confirming that
       change, the disk array may still ignore it (e.g. because  it  does  not
       have the mechanism to lock the disk drawer).

       The  STR  operands  of the --clear=STR, --get=STR and --set=STR options
       all have the same structure. There are two forms:

       The <acronym> is one of a list  of  common  fields  (e.g.  "ident"  and
       "fault") that the utility converts internally into the second form. The
       <start_byte> is usually in the range 0 to 3, the <start_bit> must be in
       the  range  0  to  7  and  the  <num_bits> must be in the range 1 to 64
       (default 1). The number of bits are read in the left to right sense  of
       the  element tables shown in the various SES draft documents. For exam-
       ple the 8 bits of byte 2 would be represented as 2:7:8  with  the  most
       significant bit being 2:7 and the least significant bit being 2:0 .

       The  <value>  is optional but is ignored if provided to --get=STR.  For
       --set=STR the default <value> is 1 while for  --clear=STR  the  default
       value  is  0 . <value> is assumed to be decimal, hexadecimal values can
       be given in the normal fashion.

       The supported list of <acronym>s can be viewed by using the --enumerate
       option twice (or "-ee").

       This  utility  has  various  techniques for changing the state of a SES
       device.  As noted above this  is  typically  a  read-modify-write  type
       operation.   Most  modifiable pages have a "status" (or "in") page that
       can be read, and a corresponding "control" (or "out") page that can  be
       written back to change the state of the enclosure.

       The  lower level technique provided by this utility involves outputting
       a "status" page in hex with --raw. Then a text editor can  be  used  to
       edit  the  hex  (note:  to  change  an Enclosure Control descriptor the
       SELECT bit needs to be set). Next the control page data  can  fed  back
       with  the  --data=H,H... option together with the --control option; the
       --byte1=B1 option may need to be given as well.

       Changes to the Enclosure Control page (and the Threshold Out page)  can
       be  done  at a higher level. This involves choosing a page (the default
       in this case is the Enclosure Control page). Next choose an  individual
       or  overall  element  index  (or  name  it  with its Element Descriptor
       string). Then give the element's name (e.g. "ident" for RQST IDENT)  or
       its  position within that element (e.g. in an Array Device Slot Control
       element RQST IDENT is byte 2, bit 1 and 1 bit long ("2:1:1")).  Finally
       a  value can be given, if not the value for --set=STR defaults to 1 and
       for --clear=STR defaults to 0.

       The format of the Subenclosure Nickname control page is different  from
       its corresponding status page. The status page reports all Subenclosure
       Nicknames (and Subenclosure identifier 0 is the main  enclosure)  while
       the control page allows only one of them to be changed. Therefore using
       the --data option technique to change a Subenclosure nickname is diffi-
       cult (but still possible).

       To  simplify  changing  a  Subenclosure nickname the --nickname=SEN and
       --nickid=SEID options have been added. If the SEN string contains  spa-
       ces  or other punctuation, it should be quoted: surrounded by single or
       double  quotes  (or  the  offending   characters   escaped).   If   the
       --nickid=SEID  is  not  given  then  a  Subenclosure identifier of 0 is
       assumed. As a guard the --control option must also  be  given.  If  the
       --page=PG option is not given then --page=snic is assumed.

       When --nickname=SEN is given then the Subenclosure Nickname Status page
       is read to obtain the  Generation  Code  field.  That  Generation  Code
       together  with  no  more  than 32 bytes from the Nickname (SEN) and the
       Subenclosure Identifier (SEID) are written to the Subenclosure Nickname
       Control page.

       There  is  an  example  of  changing a nickname in the EXAMPLES section

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | system/storage/sg3_utils |
       |Stability      | Pass-through uncommitted |
       This utility can be used to fetch arbitrary (i.e. non  SES)  diagnostic
       pages  (using  the  SCSI  READ  DIAGNOSTIC  command).  To  this end the
       --page=PG and --hex options would be appropriate. Arbitrary  diagnostic
       pages can be sent to a device with the sg_senddiag utility.

       The  most  troublesome  part of the join operation is associating Addi-
       tional Element Status descriptors correctly. At least  one  SES  device
       vendor  has  misinterpreted the SES-2 standard with its "element index"
       field. The code in this utility interprets the "element index" field as
       per  the  SES-2  standard  and  if that yields an inappropriate Element
       type, adjusts its indexing to follow that vendor's misinterpretation.

       In draft SES-3 revision 5 the "Door Lock" element name was  changed  to
       the  "Door"  (and  an OPEN field was added to the status element). As a
       consequence the former 'dl' element type abbreviation has been  changed
       to 'do'.

       There  is a related command set called SAF-TE (SCSI attached fault-tol-
       erant enclosure) for enclosure (including  RAID)  status  and  control.
       SCSI  devices  that support SAF-TE report "Processor" peripheral device
       type (0x3) in their INQUIRY response. See the sg_safte utility in  this
       package or safte-monitor on the Internet.

       Examples can also be found at http://sg.danny.cz/sg/sg_ses.html

       The  following  examples  use  Linux  device names. For suitable device
       names in other supported Operating Systems  see  the  sg3_utils(8)  man

       To view the supported pages:

          sg_ses /dev/bsg/6:0:2:0

       To view the Configuration Diagnostic page:

          sg_ses --page=cf /dev/bsg/6:0:2:0

       To view the Enclosure Status page:

          sg_ses --page=es /dev/bsg/6:0:2:0

       To  get the (attached) SAS address of that device (which is held in the
       Additional Element Sense page (page 10)) printed on hex:

          sg_ses -p aes -D ArrayDevice07 -G at_sas_addr -H /dev/sg3

       To collate the information in the Enclosure Status, Element  Descriptor
       and Additional Element Status pages the --join option can be used:

          sg_ses --join /dev/sg3

       This  will produce a lot of output. To filter out lines that don't con-
       tain much information add the --filter option:

          sg_ses --join --filter /dev/sg3

       Fields in the various elements of the Enclosure Control  and  Threshold
       pages  can  be changed with the --clear=STR and --set=STR options. [All
       modifiable pages can  be  changed  with  the  --raw  and  --data=H,H...
       options.]  The  following example looks at making the "ident" LED (also
       called "locate") flash on "ArrayDevice07" which is a disk (or more pre-
       cisely the carrier drawer the disk is in):

          sg_ses --index=7 --set=2:1:1 /dev/sg3

       If the Element Descriptor diagnostic page shows that "ArrayDevice07" is
       the descriptor name associated with element index 7 then  this  invoca-
       tion is equivalent to the previous one:

          sg_ses --descriptor=ArrayDevice07 --set=2:1:1 /dev/sg3

       Further  the  byte  2, bit 1 (for 1 bit) field in the Array Device Slot
       Control element is RQST IDENT for asking a disk carrier to flash a  LED
       so it can be located. In this case "ident" (or "locate") is accepted as
       an acronym for that field:

          sg_ses --descriptor=ArrayDevice07 --set=ident /dev/sg3

       To stop that LED flashing:

          sg_ses --dev-slot-num=7 --clear=ident /dev/sg3

       The above assumes the descriptor name  'ArrayDevice07'  corresponds  to
       device slot number 7.

       Now  for  an  example  of  a more general but lower level technique for
       changing a modifiable diagnostic page. The String (In and Out) diagnos-
       tics page is relatively simple (compared with the Enclosure Status/Con-
       trol page). However the use of this lower level  technique  is  awkward
       involving three steps: read, modify then write. First check the current
       String (In) page contents:

          sg_ses --page=str /dev/bsg/6:0:2:0

       Now the "read" step. The following command will send  the  contents  of
       the  String page (from byte 4 onwards) to stdout. The output will be in
       ASCII hex with pairs of hex digits representing a byte,  16  pairs  per
       line,  space  separated.  The  redirection puts stdout in a file called

          sg_ses --page=str --raw /dev/bsg/6:0:2:0 > t

       Then with the aid of the SES-3 document (in revision 3: section  6.1.6)
       use  your  favourite editor to change t. The changes can be sent to the
       device with:

          sg_ses --page=str --control --data=- /dev/bsg/6:0:2:0 < t

       If the above is successful, the String page should have  been  changed.
       To check try:

          sg_ses --page=str /dev/bsg/6:0:2:0

       To change the nickname on the main enclosure:

          sg_ses --nickname='1st enclosure' --control /dev/bsg/6:0:2:0

       The exit status of sg_ses is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise see the
       sg3_utils(8) man page.

       Written by Douglas Gilbert.

       Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.

       Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Douglas Gilbert
       This software is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO  war-
       ranty;  not  even  for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PUR-

       sg_inq, sg_safte, sg_senddiag, sg_ses_microcode, sg3_utils (sg3_utils);
       safte-monitor (Internet)

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source was downloaded from  http://sg.danny.cz/sg/p/sg3_utils-1.42.tgz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://sg.danny.cz/sg/sg3_utils.html.

sg3_utils-1.42                   December 2015                       SG_SES(8)