Command-line interface guidelines

This topic gives general guidelines for using the BladeCenter command-line interface.

All commands have the following basic structure:

command -option parameter

Some commands do not require options and some command options do not require parameters. You can add multiple options to a command on one line to avoid repeating the same command. Options that display a value and options that set a value must not be used together in the same command. The following examples illustrate valid command option syntax:

The information for each option is returned in the order in which it was entered and is displayed on separate lines.

Observe the following general guidelines when you use the command-line interface: