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E-Series Storage Manager SMcli command error 12

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Applies to

  • Linux installation of SMcli
  • All SMCli binaries


Whenever trying to run SMcli, the following error appears:

SMcli -d an internal error, error code 12, has occurred. Possible causes include:
(1) The CLI session was run without administrator permissions, or
(2) The software installation is incomplete or corrupt.
Retry the CLI with administrator permissions or reinstall the software. If problems persist, contact your technical support engineer. SMcli failed.



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