Installing hpacucli on Proxmox

Goal: To have the ability to monitor the RAID status without rebooting.

The setup:

  • HP Z400 workstation
  • P410 HP Smart Array
  • ICY 6-bay cage
  • 6 SATA disks

I found that there was a supported utility for the Z400 machine, hpacucli1)http://www.datadisk.co.uk/html_docs/redhat/hpacucli.htm. The  hpacucli is available for linux or as a vib2)https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_0838c22ed1c345968031a22ba0. Hope that HP link still works.  I was unsuccessful in getting this to show anything on vmware 6.5u2.

Install:

Once you have hpacucli installed you should be able to launch it:

To show the configuration of the controller:

I purposely broke the array to simulate a drive failure:

Inserted random spare drive from an old PC:

 

Mr-Moo

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