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HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA) CLI for Linux 64-bit

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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 2.40-13.0(1 Apr 2016)
Operating System(s): Oracle Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
Oracle Linux 6 (AMD64/EMT64)
Oracle Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (AMD64)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
Multi-part download
File name: hpssacli-2.40-13.0.x86_64.rpm (11 MB)
File name: hpssacli-2.40-13.0.x86_64.txt (7.6 KB)
The HPE Smart Storage Administrator CLI (HPE SSACLI) is a commandline-based disk configuration program that helps you configure, manage, diagnose, and monitor HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controllers and now other storage devices as well, such as host bus adapters (HBAs), HPE Storage controllers, and future devices such as SCSI Express drives, and SAS switch devices. HPE SSACLI replaces the existing HP Array Configuration CLI Utility, or ACUCLI, with an updated design and will deliver new features and functionality for various Smart Storage initiatives as they come online. HPE Smart Array Advanced Pack 1.0 and 2.0 features are now part of the baseline features of HPE SSACLI, with the appropriate firmware. HPE SSACLI will allow you to configure and manage your storage as before, but now with additional features, abilities, and supported devices. Existing ACUCLI scripts should only need to make minimal changes such as calling the appropriate binary or executable in order to maintain compatibility. HP SSASCRIPTING - Scripting can be performed in offline or online environments. The HP SSA Scripting application has 2 scripting modes – Capture and Input.

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


New features:

  • Support for Drive Sanitize on Smart Array Px2x and Smart Array Px3x controllers

  • Allows users to forcefully re-enable failed encrypted volumes when their encryption keys are permanently lost and all the failed drives have been replaced

  • Added logical drive numbers/physical drive locations to primary and secondary boot volume information

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

575f6ef78141177b75ee0ded19f46534ecd14e3fad1f019743c9768282d2fdd1 hpssacli-2.40-13.0.x86_64.txt
1e17602dec56f30dfe9329eb5ea060ac0dbb42ea003a27e8eecaa2148b331599 hpssacli-2.40-13.0.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

HPE SSA CLI is distributed using Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages.

If there is an older version of HPE SSA CLI installed on the system, please use "rpm -e hpssacli" to remove it first.

Use "rpm -i " to install the application.


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Important:

HPE SSACLI will allow you to configure and manage your storage as before, but now with additional features, abilities, and supported devices.  Existing ACUCLI scripts should only need to make minimal changes such as calling the appropriate binary or executable in order to maintain compatibility.


HPE SSACLI will allow you to configure and manage your storage as before, but now with additional features, abilities, and supported devices.  Existing ACUCLI scripts should only need to make minimal changes such as calling the appropriate binary or executable in order to maintain compatibility.

Version:3.30.14.0 (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

It is recommended to update to this 3.30.13.0 version of HPE Smart Storage Administrator if you update your system BIOS using the 2018.06 version of SPP. Any array created with the BIOS configuration utility from the 2018.06 version of SPP will not be accessible with an older version of HPE Smart Storage Administrator.


  • Added the ability to enable or disable Drive Write Cache for configured and unconfigured drives

Version:3.25.4.0 (5 Feb 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


  • Added support for Freeze/Anti-freeze of the Sanitize command.

Version:3.10-3.0 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


  • Initial firmware release for HPE P/E-Class SR Gen10 controllers.

Version:2.65-7.0 (21 Apr 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


SSA incorrectly displays 64 characters for the encryption master key length in local mode. The length was changed to 32 characters.


Version:2.60-19.0 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for:

        Smart Array H240nr

        Smart Array P240nr

        Smart Array P542D

Added Sanitize Erase for supporting controllers

Added ability to enable erase and stop erase on multiple drives


Version:2.40-13.0 (1 Apr 2016)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


New features:

  • Support for Drive Sanitize on Smart Array Px2x and Smart Array Px3x controllers

  • Allows users to forcefully re-enable failed encrypted volumes when their encryption keys are permanently lost and all the failed drives have been replaced

  • Added logical drive numbers/physical drive locations to primary and secondary boot volume information


Version:2.30-6.0 (1 Oct 2015)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Updated HP EULA for encryption licensing


Version:2.20-11.0 (15 Jun 2015)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for:

  • Smart Array P840ar


New Features:

  • Transformation support for H-series controllers
    • Includes plaintext and rekey operations for Encryption
  • NVMe drive support for discovery and Wear Gauge information
  • New Solid State device view
  • Ability to clear primary and/or secondary boot volumes
  • Additional Encryption password capabilities
    • Supports  –configfile command to read key=value pairs from an ASCI text file
    • The key is password i.e. password=[value]

Version:2.10-14.0 (30 Mar 2015)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for:

  • HP Smart Array P246br
  • HP Smart Array P741
  • HP Smart Array P841
New Features:
  • Parallel Surface Scan
  • Encryption Key Manager Authentication
  • Express Local Encryption
  • Volatile Encryption Keys
  • Re-enable Cache Module
    • Available only for specific cases where cache is disabled due to battery interruption

Version:2.0-23.0 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for the following devices:

  • Smart Array P244br
  • Smart Array P440
  • Smart Array P440ar
  • Smart Array P441
  • Smart Array P840
  • Dynamic Smart Array B140i
  • Smart HBA H240
  • Smart HBA H240ar
  • Smart HBA H241
  • Smart HBA H244br
  • 12G SAS Expander
Support for the following new features:
  • Write-back cache write policy for HP SmartCache
  • HDD Flexible Latency Optimization (FLS)
  • Power Mode Management
  • HBA mode for latest generation Smart Array P-series controllers
  • RAID/Array mode for Smart HBA H-series controllers

Version:1.60-17.0 (18 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for

Smart Array P230i
Smart Array P530
Smart Array P531
Smart Array P830
Smart Array P830i

HP Secure Encryption
Rapid Rebuild Priority
SSD OPO (Over Provisioning Optimization)
512e Physical Drive support
Auto RAID 0


Version:1.50.4.0 (10 Sep 2013)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


  • Support for:
    • Smart Array P430
    • Smart Array P431
    • Smart Array P731m
  • Features supported with appropriate firmware versions and devices as base features (no longer requires SAAP license keys):
    • Drive Erase
    • Heal Array
    • HP SmartCache
    • HP SSD Smart Path
    • HP SmartSSD Wear Gauge
    • Online Expansions and Extensions of Arrays and Logical Drives
    • Moving and Deleting of Individual Logical Drive
      • Removes previous limitation of having to delete all logical drives in order until target was reache
      • Allows moving from one drive type to another...SATA to SAS, SAS to SAT
    • Advanced Capacity Expansions
    • Split Mirror Backup and Rollback
  • Online Mirror Splitting with Recombining in Offline Mode
  • Online RAID Migrations
  • Online Strip Size Migrations
  • Mismatched Drive Firmware Notifications
  • Supports following RAID levels as base features (no longer requires SAAP license keys):
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1, RAID 1(ADM, Advanced Data Mirroring)
    • RAID 10, RAID 10(ADM, Advanced Data Mirroring)
    • RAID 5
    • RAID 50
    • RAID 6
    • RAID 60
  • Rapid Parity Initialization
  • Shrink Array, Move Array, and Replace Array
  • Spare Management
    • Dedicated (multiple arrays covered by one spare)
    • Auto-Replace Drive (spare becomes data replacement drive and covers RAID 0 when set in Predictive Spare Mode)
  • Video on Demand (VOD) Performance Optimization

Type: Software - System Management
Version: 2.40-13.0(1 Apr 2016)
Operating System(s):
Oracle Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
Oracle Linux 6 (AMD64/EMT64)
Oracle Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (AMD64)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)

Description

The HPE Smart Storage Administrator CLI (HPE SSACLI) is a commandline-based disk configuration program that helps you configure, manage, diagnose, and monitor HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controllers and now other storage devices as well, such as host bus adapters (HBAs), HPE Storage controllers, and future devices such as SCSI Express drives, and SAS switch devices. HPE SSACLI replaces the existing HP Array Configuration CLI Utility, or ACUCLI, with an updated design and will deliver new features and functionality for various Smart Storage initiatives as they come online. HPE Smart Array Advanced Pack 1.0 and 2.0 features are now part of the baseline features of HPE SSACLI, with the appropriate firmware. HPE SSACLI will allow you to configure and manage your storage as before, but now with additional features, abilities, and supported devices. Existing ACUCLI scripts should only need to make minimal changes such as calling the appropriate binary or executable in order to maintain compatibility. HP SSASCRIPTING - Scripting can be performed in offline or online environments. The HP SSA Scripting application has 2 scripting modes – Capture and Input.

Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


New features:

  • Support for Drive Sanitize on Smart Array Px2x and Smart Array Px3x controllers

  • Allows users to forcefully re-enable failed encrypted volumes when their encryption keys are permanently lost and all the failed drives have been replaced

  • Added logical drive numbers/physical drive locations to primary and secondary boot volume information

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

575f6ef78141177b75ee0ded19f46534ecd14e3fad1f019743c9768282d2fdd1 hpssacli-2.40-13.0.x86_64.txt
1e17602dec56f30dfe9329eb5ea060ac0dbb42ea003a27e8eecaa2148b331599 hpssacli-2.40-13.0.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

HPE SSA CLI is distributed using Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages.

If there is an older version of HPE SSA CLI installed on the system, please use "rpm -e hpssacli" to remove it first.

Use "rpm -i " to install the application.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Important:

HPE SSACLI will allow you to configure and manage your storage as before, but now with additional features, abilities, and supported devices.  Existing ACUCLI scripts should only need to make minimal changes such as calling the appropriate binary or executable in order to maintain compatibility.


Important

HPE SSACLI will allow you to configure and manage your storage as before, but now with additional features, abilities, and supported devices.  Existing ACUCLI scripts should only need to make minimal changes such as calling the appropriate binary or executable in order to maintain compatibility.

Revision History

Version:3.30.14.0 (26 Jun 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

It is recommended to update to this 3.30.13.0 version of HPE Smart Storage Administrator if you update your system BIOS using the 2018.06 version of SPP. Any array created with the BIOS configuration utility from the 2018.06 version of SPP will not be accessible with an older version of HPE Smart Storage Administrator.


  • Added the ability to enable or disable Drive Write Cache for configured and unconfigured drives

Version:3.25.4.0 (5 Feb 2018)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


  • Added support for Freeze/Anti-freeze of the Sanitize command.

Version:3.10-3.0 (12 Jul 2017)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


  • Initial firmware release for HPE P/E-Class SR Gen10 controllers.

Version:2.65-7.0 (21 Apr 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


SSA incorrectly displays 64 characters for the encryption master key length in local mode. The length was changed to 32 characters.


Version:2.60-19.0 (24 Oct 2016)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for:

        Smart Array H240nr

        Smart Array P240nr

        Smart Array P542D

Added Sanitize Erase for supporting controllers

Added ability to enable erase and stop erase on multiple drives


Version:2.40-13.0 (1 Apr 2016)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


New features:

  • Support for Drive Sanitize on Smart Array Px2x and Smart Array Px3x controllers

  • Allows users to forcefully re-enable failed encrypted volumes when their encryption keys are permanently lost and all the failed drives have been replaced

  • Added logical drive numbers/physical drive locations to primary and secondary boot volume information


Version:2.30-6.0 (1 Oct 2015)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Updated HP EULA for encryption licensing


Version:2.20-11.0 (15 Jun 2015)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for:

  • Smart Array P840ar


New Features:

  • Transformation support for H-series controllers
    • Includes plaintext and rekey operations for Encryption
  • NVMe drive support for discovery and Wear Gauge information
  • New Solid State device view
  • Ability to clear primary and/or secondary boot volumes
  • Additional Encryption password capabilities
    • Supports  –configfile command to read key=value pairs from an ASCI text file
    • The key is password i.e. password=[value]

Version:2.10-14.0 (30 Mar 2015)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for:

  • HP Smart Array P246br
  • HP Smart Array P741
  • HP Smart Array P841
New Features:
  • Parallel Surface Scan
  • Encryption Key Manager Authentication
  • Express Local Encryption
  • Volatile Encryption Keys
  • Re-enable Cache Module
    • Available only for specific cases where cache is disabled due to battery interruption

Version:2.0-23.0 (9 Sep 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for the following devices:

  • Smart Array P244br
  • Smart Array P440
  • Smart Array P440ar
  • Smart Array P441
  • Smart Array P840
  • Dynamic Smart Array B140i
  • Smart HBA H240
  • Smart HBA H240ar
  • Smart HBA H241
  • Smart HBA H244br
  • 12G SAS Expander
Support for the following new features:
  • Write-back cache write policy for HP SmartCache
  • HDD Flexible Latency Optimization (FLS)
  • Power Mode Management
  • HBA mode for latest generation Smart Array P-series controllers
  • RAID/Array mode for Smart HBA H-series controllers

Version:1.60-17.0 (18 Feb 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Support for

Smart Array P230i
Smart Array P530
Smart Array P531
Smart Array P830
Smart Array P830i

HP Secure Encryption
Rapid Rebuild Priority
SSD OPO (Over Provisioning Optimization)
512e Physical Drive support
Auto RAID 0


Version:1.50.4.0 (10 Sep 2013)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


  • Support for:
    • Smart Array P430
    • Smart Array P431
    • Smart Array P731m
  • Features supported with appropriate firmware versions and devices as base features (no longer requires SAAP license keys):
    • Drive Erase
    • Heal Array
    • HP SmartCache
    • HP SSD Smart Path
    • HP SmartSSD Wear Gauge
    • Online Expansions and Extensions of Arrays and Logical Drives
    • Moving and Deleting of Individual Logical Drive
      • Removes previous limitation of having to delete all logical drives in order until target was reache
      • Allows moving from one drive type to another...SATA to SAS, SAS to SAT
    • Advanced Capacity Expansions
    • Split Mirror Backup and Rollback
  • Online Mirror Splitting with Recombining in Offline Mode
  • Online RAID Migrations
  • Online Strip Size Migrations
  • Mismatched Drive Firmware Notifications
  • Supports following RAID levels as base features (no longer requires SAAP license keys):
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1, RAID 1(ADM, Advanced Data Mirroring)
    • RAID 10, RAID 10(ADM, Advanced Data Mirroring)
    • RAID 5
    • RAID 50
    • RAID 6
    • RAID 60
  • Rapid Parity Initialization
  • Shrink Array, Move Array, and Replace Array
  • Spare Management
    • Dedicated (multiple arrays covered by one spare)
    • Auto-Replace Drive (spare becomes data replacement drive and covers RAID 0 when set in Predictive Spare Mode)
  • Video on Demand (VOD) Performance Optimization

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