Goal: To have the ability to monitor the RAID status without rebooting.
- HP Z400 workstation
- P410 HP Smart Array
- ICY 6-bay cage
- 6 SATA disks
After some troubleshooting, I found that in order to view the raid configuration for the P410 on the HP z400 the utility i needed was ssacli. This replaced the original hpacucli that I was unsuccessful in installing. When running hpacucli I was met with a wonderful message:
[root@moo:~] ./opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli controller all show config
Error: No controllers detected.
I eventually found that I needed to install ssacli. I searched HP’s website1)https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home/result?qt=hpssacli (hopefully link still works) for ‘hpssacli’. I filtered it for ESXI 6.5 (running 6.5 u2) and landed here. Downloaded the .zip and used winscp to copy the zip file to /tmp/ssacli.
[root@moo:/tmp/ssacli] esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/ssacli/hpe-HPUtil-esxi6.5-bundle-2.6.2-1.zip
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: HPE_bootbank_conrep_6.0.0.01-02.00.1.2494585, HPE_bootbank_hpbootcfg_6.0.0.02-02.00.6.2494585, HPE_bootbank_hpe-cru_618.104.22.168.24-1.4240417, HPE_bootbank_hpe-ilo_622.214.171.124-2.4240417, HPE_bootbank_hponcfg_126.96.36.199.4-2.4.2494585, HPE_bootbank_hptestevent_6.0.0.01-01.00.5.2494585, HPE_bootbank_ssacli_188.8.131.52-184.108.40.2064585
Check for the file and execute:
[root@tortuga:~] find -name ssacli
[root@moo:~] ./opt/smartstorageadmin/ssacli/bin/ssacli controller all show config
Smart Array P410 in Slot 1 (sn: PACCM001M00VBF)
Port Name: 1I
Port Name: 2I
Array A (SATA, Unused Space: 0 MB)
logicaldrive 1 (1.4 TB, RAID 5, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:0:1 (port 1I:box 0:bay 1, SATA HDD, 500 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 1I:0:2 (port 1I:box 0:bay 2, SATA HDD, 500 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2I:0:5 (port 2I:box 0:bay 5, SATA HDD, 500 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2I:0:6 (port 2I:box 0:bay 6, SATA HDD, 500 GB, OK)
Array B (SATA, Unused Space: 0 MB)
logicaldrive 2 (465.7 GB, RAID 1, OK)
physicaldrive 2I:0:7 (port 2I:box 0:bay 7, SATA HDD, 500 GB, OK)
physicaldrive 2I:0:8 (port 2I:box 0:bay 8, SATA HDD, 500 GB, OK)
SEP (Vendor ID PMCSIERA, Model SRC 8x6G) 250 (WWID: M0014MO021D543CF)
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