Use the lsdiscoverystatus command to determine whether a discovery operation is in progress.


lsdiscoverystatus [ -filtervalueattribute_value ] [ -filtervalue? ] [ -nohdr ] [ -delimdelimiter ]


(Optional) Specifies a list of one or more filters. Only objects with a value that matches the filter attribute value are displayed.
Note: Some filters allow the use of a wildcard when you enter the command. The following rules apply to the use of wildcards:
  • The wildcard character is the asterisk (*).
  • The command can contain a maximum of one wildcard.
  • When you use a wildcard, enclose the filter entry within double quotation marks (""): lsdiscoverystatus -filtervalue "IO_group_name=io*"
(Optional) Displays the valid filter attributes for the -filtervalue parameter:
  • IO_group_id
  • IO_group_name
  • scope
  • status
(Optional) By default, headings are displayed for each column of data in a concise style view, and for each item of data in a detailed style view. The -nohdr parameter suppresses the display of these headings.
Note: If there is no data to be displayed, headings are not displayed.
(Optional) By default in a concise view, all columns of data are space-separated. The width of each column is set to the maximum width of each item of data. In a detailed view, each item of data has its own row, and if the headers are displayed, the data is separated from the header by a space. The -delim parameter overrides this behavior. Valid input for the -delim parameter is a 1-byte character. If you enter -delim : on the command line, the colon character (:) separates all items of data in a concise view; for example, the spacing of columns does not occur. In a detailed view, the data is separated from its header by the specified delimiter.


This command displays the state of all discoveries in the cluster. During discovery, the system updates the drive and MDisk records. You must wait until the discovery finishes and is inactive before you attempt to use the system. This command displays one of the following results:
There is a discovery operation in progress at the time that the command is issued.
There are no discovery operations in progress at the time that the command is issued.

If the Fibre Channel functions are used only to enable the nodes to cluster, then the Fibre Channel line are not displayed in the lsdiscoverystatus command. The fc_fabric line appears if there is at least one Fibre Channel controller.

An invocation example

lsdiscoverystatus -delim :

The resulting output: