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How to gather SP Collects in NaviCLI

Hi Friends, today I am going to explain the procedure to gather or generate the SP Collects Logs through NaviCLI.

About SP Collects

A lot of intervals you may be asked to provide or to upload the “SP Collects” for your EMC Array.  This may be for EMC Support Engineer, who may need to see how your existing array is configured.  Either way SP Collect data is very useful and relatively easy to generate.

Open the Command Prompt CMD and run the below command.


Type cd c:\program files\emc\navisphere cli
Run the command

navicli -h <SP_IP_address> spcollect -messner              

This will starts to gather the SP collect script.

Run the command

navicli -h <SP_IP_address> managefiles -list         

This will list the files created by SPcollect.

Run the command

navicli -h <SP_IP_address> managefiles –retrieve

This will display the files that can be moved from the SP to the Management Station.


Gathering SP Collects through NaviCLI
Enter files to be retrieved with index separated by comma (1,2,3,4,5) OR by a range (1-3) OR enter 'all' to retrieve all file OR 'quit' to quit> 13.

This will pull the index number 13 from the corresponding SP and copy it to the c:\program files\emc\navisphere cli directory with a filename of
Upload the file or files to the Service request or to a FTP site  as directed by EMC Support.   

In this way we can able to retrieve the SP Collects logs through NaviCLI.

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November 19, 2019 at 1:23 AM delete

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