HP Array Configuration Utility CLI for Linux environments Version 9.40-12.0 (linuxX64) 12/13/2012 Description ----------- The Array Configuration Utility CLI is a commandline-based disk configuration program for Smart Array Controllers and RAID Array Controllers. * All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Support ------- Supported Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 (x86_64) SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, 11 Debian Sarge 64 bit Debian Etch (amd64) Drivers/libraries: (available from http://www.hp.com) * All platforms need to have the following drivers upgrades: - CISS driver version 2.6.18 or later (cpq_cciss_xxxx-2.6.18.i386.rpm, xxxx stands for the Linux distribution) - For supporting MSA products connected via fibre channel HBAs produced by Emulex and QLogic and OEM'edd for HP ProLiant, the appropriate driver kit is required: - Linux Driver Kit for Emulex FC HBAs and mezzaninie HBAs (hp_lpfc) - Linux Driver Kit for Qlogic FC HBAs and mezzaninie HBAs (hp_qla2x00) Supported Controllers Smart Array products: Smart Array 5312 Controller Smart Array 5302 Controller Smart Array 5304 Controller Smart Array 532 Controller Smart Array 5i Controller Smart Array 641 Controller Smart Array 642 Controller Smart Array 6400 Controller Smart Array 6400 EM Controller Smart Array 6i Controller Smart Array P600 Controller Smart Array P400 Controller Smart Array P400i Controller Smart Array E200 Controller Smart Array E200i Controller Smart Array P800 Controller Smart Array E500 Controller Smart Array P700m Controller Smart Array P410i Controller Smart Array P411 Controller Smart Array P212 Controller Smart Array P712m Controller Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Smart Array P812 Controller Smart Array P220i Controller Smart Array P222 Controller Smart Array P420 Controller Smart Array P420i Controller Smart Array P421 Controller Smart Array P822 Controller Smart Array P721m Controller Dynamic Smart Array B320i RAID Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID MSA products: MSA500 Controller MSA500 G2 Controller MSA1000 Controller MSA1500 CS Controller MSA20 Controller Installing & Running the Array Configuration Utility CLI -------------------------------------------------------------- Installation: ACU CLI is distributed using Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages and .deb packages for Debian. If there is an older version of ACU CLI installed on the system, please use "rpm -e hpacucli" to remove it first. Use "rpm -i
" to install the application. Please type "man rpm" for other details regarding RPM. NOTE: On Debian systems, a ".deb" package file can be installed using the "dpkg -i hpacucli.xxx.deb" command. The dpkg -r hpacucli command is used to remove the package. The software resides in /opt/compaq/hpacucli and the executable name is hpacucli which is located in /usr/sbin. When attempting to run ACUCLI on any HP-supported version of Linux, it is highly recommended that you install the latest version of the HP ProLiant Smart Array Controller driver for your intended Linux operating system. Drivers may be obtained by clicking on “Support & Drivers” from HP’s website at: http://www.hp.com For Debian 64 bit: dpkg -i --force-architecture . hpacucli requires the libunwind bit package to be installed. Run the ACU CLI: Make sure that you have gone through the following checklist: . You run hpacucli as root. To start the application: If /usr/sbin is already added in your path, just type: "hpacucli". More options can be found by "hpacucli help". Also see the "Using ACU CLI" section of this document, located after Feedback. Exiting ACU: 1. To exit the ACU CLI, type "exit" while at the CLI command console. Additional Notes ---------------- 1. After creating or deleting logical drives with ACU CLI, under some special circumstances, the device name mapping might change after you first reboot the system. Also, Linux might see previously not visible logical drives after rebooting. This name mapping problem is common to all SCSI devices on linux. 2. Do not insert or remove a controller driver module when hpacucli is running. 3. Please stop the HP Storage Agents when deleting logical drives since HP Storage Agents keeps all logical drives open. 4. If all physical drives on a controller fail or are removed, software keys will not be saved to the controller. 5. ACU CLI may appear unresponsive during heavy array controller I/O conditions, such as during a partition format or a logical drive rebuild. 6. ACU CLI will not disallow the deletion of logical drives on fibre controllers that have mounted partitions. 7. When using Linux as the host operating system, if a Smart Array controller has 16 or more volumes configured, deleting any volume in the ACU will not update the /proc/partitions to reflect the deletion of the device node associated with that volume. Rebooting the server will cause the update to happen. Note that there is also a limitation that only the first 16 volumes configured will be available to the operating system. 8. On RHEL5 systems, for this version of the ACUCLI, version 3.6.18-10 or newer of the HP ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (x86, x86-64) is required. Drivers may be obtained by clicking on “Support & Drivers” from HP’s website at: http://www.hp.com Notes for ACU Scripting ----------------------- * ACU scripting now uses a new engine to auto configure volumes. When using the AUTO mode, it will attempt to configure two volumes; an OS volume and a Data volume. The OS volume will be RAID1, while the Data volume will be the highest possible RAID up to 6, depending on the number of disks and RAID modes supported by the controller. Spares may be automatically allocated. All user input in the input config file is ignored in AUTO mode. The actual volumes created will depend on the controller, the number and size of disks and the status of license keys in the controller. * In scripting input/output, 2 disk mirrors are considered RAID1, 4 disk and higher mirrors are RAID10. For compatibility, input scripts still accept RAID1 for 4+ disk mirrors, however we recommend moving to the new argument terminology as soon as possible. * ARRAY and VOLUME arguments in configure mode can be specified as "Next", which will use the next available ID. * DRIVE arguments can be a number or wildcard, e.g. "*" or "2". In the first example, all available drives will be used, in the second two drives will be used. * The CONTROLLER argument can be FIRST. Controllers are sorted after discovery, the order being: internal before external, in ascending slot order. This ensures that the input CONTROLLER=FIRST will target an internal controller (SLOT=0) or the controller in the lowest PCI slot. * To improve performance, use the REPEAT keyword when creating multiple identical logical drives. Feedback -------- For support for ACU CLI or Smart Array controllers, please visit the web at http://support.hp.com. For feedback or suggestions on ACU CLI, please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org; however, we regret support cannot be provided through this address.