Differences Between Storage Command Line (StorCLI) and Command Line Tool 2 (CmdTool2)/MegaCLI


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CmdTool2 and StorCLI are both command-line utilities included in firmware. You can use them to:

  • Query the controller and attached devices for status. 
  • Update firmware.
  • Create/manage logical drive configuration.

The differences are in the command syntax itself. Refer to the manuals for these differences under the Related Topics.

CmdTool2 was the original utility and supported all controllers until around 2013. CmdTool2 was formerly known as MegaCLI.

StorCLI was introduced around the same time as the Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080, and it's the preferred utility for RAID Products from 2013 and later.

For best results, run the latest version of the command-line utility from within the OS, rather than EFI* or UEFI*.

Related topics
Use CmdTool2 to Enable Fault LED Function for Hardware Intel® RAID Controllers
Reference Manual for Storage Command Line Tool for Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology Products
Intel® RAID Software User Guide for Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2, IT/IR RAID, Intel® Integrated Server RAID, and Intel® RAID Software Stack 3
How to Extract the Full RAID Log Using CmdTool2 for Intel® RAID Controllers
StorCLI Reference Manual1
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