Installing ssacli – view raid ESXI 6.5

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

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:

I eventually found that I needed to install ssacli. I searched HP’s website1) (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.


Check for the file and execute:


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2 thoughts on “Installing ssacli – view raid ESXI 6.5”

  1. You are awesome and saved me a ton of time and headache trying to monitor 4 P410 controllers on ESXi 6.5.

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