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HP ProLiant Servers - HP Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP): Installing a License Key with Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA)

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Installing a License Key with Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA).

If the controller supports SAAP, end-user can use ORCA to install the license key and activate SAAP functionality.

NOTE: A minimum of 256MB cache and battery kit, or FBWC, is required to enable the SAAP License Key. SAAP is not available on Zero Memory Configurations.

Details

To install a License Key in ORCA:

  1. Power On the server, during POST, all controllers in the server are initialized one at a time in the current boot order sequence. If a controller is connected to one or more hard drives, a message appears during the initialization process for that controller, prompting to start ORCA.

  2. At the ORCA prompt for the controller that needs to be configured, press the F8 key.

    Figure 1: ORCA Main Menu

  3. Select Manage License Keys. This option appears only if the Smart Array controller has a 256MB, or larger, cache installed.

  4. Under the License Key menu, select Add License Key.

    Figure 2: ORCA Add License Key

  5. Enter License Key in the space provided.

    Figure 3: ORCA Enter License Key

ORCA issues a notification after the license key activates successfully.

NOTE: To use SAAP features, use the HP Array Configuration Utility.

When activated with a registered license key, SAAP provides the following features:

  • RAID 6 (ADG)

  • RAID 60

  • Advanced Capacity Expansion

  • Mirror splitting and recombining in offline mode

  • Drive Erase

  • Performance optimization for video on demand.

To configure the above features, please refer to the Controller and/or Array Configuration Utility user guide. These features are dependent on the Smart Array Controller model, firmware and number of hard drives installed.

Click here to access the Array Configuration Utility user guide .

Legal Disclaimer: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

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