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HP ProLiant Array Configuration Utility (CLI) for Windows

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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 9.30.15.0(26 Oct 2012)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
File name: cp017432.exe (4.9 MB)
The Array Configuration Utility CLI is a commandline-based disk configuration program for Smart Array Controllers and RAID Array Controllers.

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.


Logical Drive Movement enhancements

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

cp017432.exe 2bd372db864f3e7f2ee6717f57dec9b3

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


Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the Smart Component Number.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.

Click the "Install" button to proceed with the installation. The utility will automatically be installed.

When the installation is complete, click the Start button and navigate to Programs/HP System Tools/HP Array Configuration Utility CLI.  This will run the CLI in a command prompt environment.


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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.


Notes:
Known Issues:

  • When using the CLI console, pressing the up arrow does not cycle through commands in Linux.
  • Using the * character outside the console does not work properly.
  • CLI commands are not editable when they wrap to the next line.
  • When using Linux as the host operating system, if a Smart Array controller has 16 or more volumes configured, deleting any volume in the ACU will not update the /proc/partitions to reflect the deletion of the device node associated with that volume. Rebooting the server will cause the update to happen. Note that there is also a limitation that only the first 16 volumes configured will be available to the operating system.
To enter the ACU CLI console type: hpacucli

Commands can also be executed from outside the ACU CLI console using the syntax: hpacucli

Type "hpacucli help" or type "help" at the CLI prompt for usage details.


Version:9.40.12.0 (19 Feb 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.


Added support for:

HP SmartCache - accelerate data access by using SSD drives as cache
Auto Replace Drive - new spare mode
Full RPI - Rapid Parity Initialization


Version:9.30.15.0 (26 Oct 2012)
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.


Logical Drive Movement enhancements


Version:9.20.9.0 (4 Sep 2012)
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 P721m


Version:9.10.22.0 (4 Jun 2012)
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 the following controllers: 

  • HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i
  • HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i
  • HP Smart Array P822

Now officially supporting and providing native X64 versions in addition to existing 32 bit versions

Added new features requiring a valid SAAP 2.0 (Smart Array Advanced Pack) license key:

  • Replace Array
    • Allows the transfer of contents of an array to an existing empty array or a new array. All logical drives from the source array will be transferred. The original array will be deleted and its data drives will be freed as unassigned drives. The drive types at source and destination arrays can be different.  This allows moving data from SATA to SAS, or SAS to SATA.  However, the drive types comprising the array must still be of the same type.
  • Heal Array
    • Allows the replacement of failed or degraded physical drives in an array with healthy physical drives. The original array and logical drive numbering will be unaffected after the replacement.  The replacement physical drives must be of the same interface type (such as SAS, SATA and etc.) as the original drives.  The operation will be available only if enough unassigned physical drives of the correct size are available.

Version:9.0.24.0 (27 Mar 2012)
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 the following controllers:

  • HP Smart Array P222
  • HP Smart Array P420
  • HP Smart Array P421
  • HP Smart Array P220i
  • HP Smart Array P420i


Added support for the following features/devices:

  • Smart Array Advanced Pack 2.0 (SAAP 2.0)
    • SAAP 2.0 provides full SAAP 1.0 feature functionality with the following additions:
      • RAID 1/10 Advanced Data Mirroring (ADM)
      • Moving and Deleting of Individual Logical Volumes
    • Move operation now supports SATA to SAS, SAS to SATA
  • Predictive Spare Activation
  • > 128 physical drives
  • SmartSSD Wear Gauge
  • Updated Cache Ratio settings
  • Additional Strip Sizes - 512, 1024 on supported controllers and configurations
  • Device Temperatures - Controllers, Capacitors, Cache Modules, and Hard Drives
  • Overall Performance improvements
  • 3 TB physical drives

Version:8.75.12.0 (22 Jun 2011)
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 ***

Starting with versions 8.75.12.0, an Offline version of ACU is available from www.hp.com that allows users to boot directly into the configuration and maintenance utilities prior to any Host OS loading or being installed.

This new deliverable of ACU is available for download through normal software methods (such as searching by Server model, OS, or device) or by searching for 'HP ProLiant Offline Array Configuration Utility'


          • SmartSSD Wear Gauge
            • This feature is accessible through the ssdinfo command in ACUCLI
            • Example code:
              • <target> show ssdinfo [detail|summary]
                • Provides a summary for solid state drives for the specified controller(s)
                • The target can be any valid controller/device
                  • controller slot=1 show sddinfo
                  • controller all show ssdinfo
                  • controller all show ssdinfo detail
                  • controller all show ssdinfo summary
          • Greater than 2.2 TB Hard Drives

 

 

 


Version:8.70.8.0 (11 Mar 2011)
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.


      • Improved speed of Diagnostic report generation
      • Supported serial logs included in the zip file of the Diagnositc reports, when applicable
      • New options available during creation of logical drive size
      • Now showing current and max temperatures for physical drives
      • Support for failed array controllers.  The "ctrl all show" command will list any locked up controllers along with valid controllers.  For failed controllers, a message will display explaining its state along with a lockup code, if applicable
      • Support for "-h" and "-help" commandline option
      • HPACUSCRIPTING updates:
        • Will not display array accelerator info in capture files for controllers which do not have cache or the cache is not configurable.  Attempting to set the array accelerator on these controllers will result in a warning message (not an error)
        • Support for logical drive command "Size=MAXMBR". This option creates the largest possible volume in an array with the maximum size constrained by the limits of the 32bit MBR
        • New keyword, SIZEBLOCKS. Input scripts can now specify size as before using SIZE (size in MB) or SIZEBLOCKS (size in 512 byte blocks) but not both
        • Now displays the disk interface type in the comment section for physical disks.

 

 


Version:8.61.1.0 (8 Feb 2011)
Fixes

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


In version 8.60.8.0 of HPACUCLI, using the "show or detail commands" on any target that includes physical drives can cause the application to exit if one or more of the included physical drives are in a failed state.

This release, 8.61.1.0, corrects this problem and allows the command to complete successfully.

Enhancements

 


Version:8.60.8.0 (10 Sep 2010)
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.


    • Overall Performance improvements
      • HPACUCLI as well as in HPACUSCRIPTING 
    • Surface Scan Analysis enhancements
      • Disable
      • High
      • Idle

Version:8.50.6.0 (27 May 2010)
Enhancements

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


  • Overall Performance improvements
  • Physical drives in a SMART state are allowed to be used at user's discretion
  • Diagnostic Report additions:
    • Parity group information for RAID 50 and RAID 60 logical drives
    • Information for SEP devices and Expanders
    • Updated Storage Enclosure names
  • Applicable only with the appropriate SAAP License Key installed:
    • The Move Array operation now allows the user to move an array to physical drives that are smaller than the original physical drives, provided that all the data in the existing logical drives will fit into the new array
      • The new drive set must have the same number of physical drives as the existing drive set
  • Added SEP devices and Expanders to "ctrl slot=X show config" and  "ctrl slot=X show config detail" commands
  • Added an "OS Status" for logical drives to indicate if it is "locked" by the OS
  • Added display of Hardware Revision info for SAS Expander boards
    • "<target> enclosure all show detail" should be used in order to see the field displayed
  • Added support for being able to run ACUCLI in non-interactive mode for read-only commands (show) even if ACU is running. For example:  
      # hpacucli ctrl all show
      # hpacucli ctrl slot=1 pd all show status
  • Added "exitonerror" feature which allows the application to exit upon encountering any error during execution of a command. This feature is useful for scripts invoking ACUCLI and the feature will allow scripts to know that an error has occurred.
    • The setting can also be invoked from the console as an application switch
      • Example:  "hpacucli -exitonerror < myscript.txt"
    • set [exitonerror=enable|disable]
           Allows a script to decide whether an error encountered during execution
    • show exitonerror
            Displays the current exitonerror setting 
  •  Added enclosure show support
    • enclosure [ all | port:box | serialnumber=xxxx ] show [ detail | status]
            Outputs the storage enclosure information The target can be any valid storage enclosure
    • Examples:
            controller slot=5 enclosure all show
            controller slot=5 enclosure 4E:1 show detail
            controller slot=5 enclosure serialnumber=UAB123456 show status
  • Added support for the 'show' command to display devices in a logical or physical format similar to the support in ACU (GUI) 
    • set [view=logical|physical]
      • Allows the user to select whether certain show commands display the output using a logical or physical view
      • Logical view displays devices using their association with arrays
      • Physical view displays the devices such as physical drives according to their relationship with their storage enclosures
      • The default value is logical view
    • show view
      • Displays the current view setting.
    • Examples:
            set view=physical
            show view
  • Added the capability to run multiple commands in command line mode (non-interactive)
    • The semicolon (";") is used as a delimiter between commands
    • For example:
      • hpacucli ctrl slot=1 show\; ctrl slot=1 modify drivewritecache=enable\; ctrl slot=1 show
  • For Windows ACUCLI, added hpacucli.exe to be included in the registry App Path which will allow   "hpacucli" to be entered in the "Start->Run" prompt or in an Explorer window and it will execute without requiring the full path to be entered
  • HPACUSCRIPTING Additions:
    • Now shows an expanded usage message when invalid command line arguments are provided
    • Added feature to allow RAID=RAID1 for >2 disk mirrors. This allows backwards compatibility with "old" cpqacuxe scripting. Capture will still output correct RAID level
    • Added AUTO as a valid option for QUEUEDEPTH
    • Overall Performance improvements
    • Added Controller=FIRST support. Controllers are now sorted in capture files in slot ascending order
    • Added additional controller information to errors and warnings to better identify where problems occur in an input file

Version:8.40.4.0 (B) (15 Apr 2010)
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.

 Install this 8.40.4.0 (B) If you  require Windows Vista, XP or Windows 7.  If you have successfully installed 8.40.4.0, then there is no need to update to 8.40.4.0 (B).


  • Support for Smart Array P812
  • Added additional client OS support

Version:8.40.4.0 (25 Feb 2010)
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 P812

Version:8.35.7.0 (28 Sep 2009)
Enhancements

Changes for HPACUCLI 8.35.X.X:

  • Now supports command line history and tab completion

Version:8.30.5.0 (18 Aug 2009)
Enhancements

Changes for HPACUCLI 8.30.X.X:

  • Enclosure View

Changes for component:

  • Enhanced component-level logging has been implemented in the smart component installer.
    • The generated log file will be located on the target system in the %SYSTEMROOT%\cpqsystem\log directory under the name CPQSETUP.LOG.

Version:8.28.13.0 (6 May 2009)
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.


Changes for HPACUCLI 8.28.X.X:

  • Command Line Diagnostics (ADUCLI) is now integrated with HPACUCLI
  • Scripting for captures and inputs is now intergrated with HPACUCLI
    • This support was previously delivered with ACU
    • The scripting command has changed from cpqacuxe to hpacuscripting

Version:8.25.5.0 (18 Feb 2009)
Enhancements

Added Support for the following Controllers:

  • Smart Array P212
  • Smart Array P212 ZMR
  • Smart Array P410
  • Smart Array P410 ZMR
  • Smart Array P410i
  • Smart Array P410i ZMR
  • Smart Array P411
  • Smart Array P411 ZMR
  • Smart Array B110i SATA RAID

Additionally, added support for Advanced Pack


Version:8.20.18.0 (23 Jan 2009)
Enhancements

Added Support for the following Controllers:

  • Smart Array P212
  • Smart Array P212 ZMR
  • Smart Array P410
  • Smart Array P410 ZMR
  • Smart Array P411
  • Smart Array P411 ZMR

Additionally, added support for Smart Array Advanced Pack


Version:8.10.2.0 (6 Jun 2008)
Fixes

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


Fixed an issue related to an incorrect Background Parity Initialization status being displayed for RAID 5 and RAID 6 Logical Drives


Version:8.0.14.0 (25 Feb 2008)
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 Dual Domain Support for the HP Smart Array P800 Controller
Added 512K Stripe Size for RAID 5 (only on the following controllers with minimum FW 5.00):

  • Smart Array E500
  • Smart Array P400/400i
  • Smart Array P800

Version:7.85.18.0 (25 Jul 2007)
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.


Enabled drive write cache for all SAS controllers 


Version:7.80.6.0 (27 Apr 2007)
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 SATA NCQ status.


Version:7.73.1.0 (26 Mar 2007)
Fixes

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


The ACU CLI utility was modified to display a message informing customers that a firmware update is required if firmware version 2.04 is detected on a Smart Array P400, P400i, or P800 controller.

Enhancements

Added support for the Smart Array E500 controller.


Version:7.70.12.0 (13 Dec 2006)
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.


CLI now shows controllers even if they are missing their controller serial 
number.

New stripe-sizes (128KB and 256KB) have been added for P400, P600
and P800 controllers to allow migration of volumes from MSA20 to SAS controllers.


Version:7.61.2.0 (3 Oct 2006)
Fixes

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


Resolved issues in both Qlogic and Emulex 4Gb HBAs.

Enhancements

HPACUCLI now handles controller names for controllers with unknown slots.


Version:7.60.19.0 (25 Sep 2006)
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.


CLI now has two new show command parameters -> show [config] [detail]. See help for usage.


Version:7.50.18.0 (13 Apr 2006)
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 the following:

    Smart Array P400 Controller
    Smart Array P400i Controller
    Smart Array E200 Controller
    Smart Array E200i Controller
Added support for over 2 TB logical drives for controllers that support it.

Array accelerator options are disabled on controllers with zero memory

When using create, add drives, add spares, and remove spares, the user can now specify drive ranges. Instead of "1:1,1:2,1:3,1:4" the user can type "1:1-1:4".

CLI now supports targeting a controller via the chassis serial number. See help for additional usage information.

Component installer was enhanced to leave the component XML file (cpxxxxxx.xml) in a known location (%SystemDrive%\CPQSYSTEM\) so the HP Management and Version Control agents can retrieve information about the installed components on the server.


Version:7.40.7.0 (9 Sep 2005)
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 so RAID ADG is now referred to as RAID 6 (ADG).


Version:7.31.1.0 (30 Jun 2005)
Fixes

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


Resolves and issues where specifying an array using the "drives" parameter on the create logical drive operation could incorrectly result in deletion of that array if the create operation fails.


Version:7.30.9.0 (25 Apr 2005)
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 the Smart Array P600 controller.


Version:7.20.16.0 (14 Feb 2005)
Fixes

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


Resolved issue where data in cache was found during reboot.

Enhancements

Added support for the standbycontroller=disable command.


Version:7.17.1.0 (13 Nov 2004)
Version:7.15.19.0 (19 Aug 2004)
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 release.


Type: Software - System Management
Version: 9.30.15.0(26 Oct 2012)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Description

The Array Configuration Utility CLI is a commandline-based disk configuration program for Smart Array Controllers and RAID Array Controllers.

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.


Logical Drive Movement enhancements

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

cp017432.exe 2bd372db864f3e7f2ee6717f57dec9b3

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


Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the Smart Component Number.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.

Click the "Install" button to proceed with the installation. The utility will automatically be installed.

When the installation is complete, click the Start button and navigate to Programs/HP System Tools/HP Array Configuration Utility CLI.  This will run the CLI in a command prompt environment.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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.


Notes:
Known Issues:

  • When using the CLI console, pressing the up arrow does not cycle through commands in Linux.
  • Using the * character outside the console does not work properly.
  • CLI commands are not editable when they wrap to the next line.
  • When using Linux as the host operating system, if a Smart Array controller has 16 or more volumes configured, deleting any volume in the ACU will not update the /proc/partitions to reflect the deletion of the device node associated with that volume. Rebooting the server will cause the update to happen. Note that there is also a limitation that only the first 16 volumes configured will be available to the operating system.
To enter the ACU CLI console type: hpacucli

Commands can also be executed from outside the ACU CLI console using the syntax: hpacucli

Type "hpacucli help" or type "help" at the CLI prompt for usage details.


Revision History

Version:9.40.12.0 (19 Feb 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.


Added support for:

HP SmartCache - accelerate data access by using SSD drives as cache
Auto Replace Drive - new spare mode
Full RPI - Rapid Parity Initialization


Version:9.30.15.0 (26 Oct 2012)
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.


Logical Drive Movement enhancements


Version:9.20.9.0 (4 Sep 2012)
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 P721m


Version:9.10.22.0 (4 Jun 2012)
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 the following controllers: 

  • HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i
  • HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i
  • HP Smart Array P822

Now officially supporting and providing native X64 versions in addition to existing 32 bit versions

Added new features requiring a valid SAAP 2.0 (Smart Array Advanced Pack) license key:

  • Replace Array
    • Allows the transfer of contents of an array to an existing empty array or a new array. All logical drives from the source array will be transferred. The original array will be deleted and its data drives will be freed as unassigned drives. The drive types at source and destination arrays can be different.  This allows moving data from SATA to SAS, or SAS to SATA.  However, the drive types comprising the array must still be of the same type.
  • Heal Array
    • Allows the replacement of failed or degraded physical drives in an array with healthy physical drives. The original array and logical drive numbering will be unaffected after the replacement.  The replacement physical drives must be of the same interface type (such as SAS, SATA and etc.) as the original drives.  The operation will be available only if enough unassigned physical drives of the correct size are available.

Version:9.0.24.0 (27 Mar 2012)
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 the following controllers:

  • HP Smart Array P222
  • HP Smart Array P420
  • HP Smart Array P421
  • HP Smart Array P220i
  • HP Smart Array P420i


Added support for the following features/devices:

  • Smart Array Advanced Pack 2.0 (SAAP 2.0)
    • SAAP 2.0 provides full SAAP 1.0 feature functionality with the following additions:
      • RAID 1/10 Advanced Data Mirroring (ADM)
      • Moving and Deleting of Individual Logical Volumes
    • Move operation now supports SATA to SAS, SAS to SATA
  • Predictive Spare Activation
  • > 128 physical drives
  • SmartSSD Wear Gauge
  • Updated Cache Ratio settings
  • Additional Strip Sizes - 512, 1024 on supported controllers and configurations
  • Device Temperatures - Controllers, Capacitors, Cache Modules, and Hard Drives
  • Overall Performance improvements
  • 3 TB physical drives

Version:8.75.12.0 (22 Jun 2011)
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 ***

Starting with versions 8.75.12.0, an Offline version of ACU is available from www.hp.com that allows users to boot directly into the configuration and maintenance utilities prior to any Host OS loading or being installed.

This new deliverable of ACU is available for download through normal software methods (such as searching by Server model, OS, or device) or by searching for 'HP ProLiant Offline Array Configuration Utility'


          • SmartSSD Wear Gauge
            • This feature is accessible through the ssdinfo command in ACUCLI
            • Example code:
              • <target> show ssdinfo [detail|summary]
                • Provides a summary for solid state drives for the specified controller(s)
                • The target can be any valid controller/device
                  • controller slot=1 show sddinfo
                  • controller all show ssdinfo
                  • controller all show ssdinfo detail
                  • controller all show ssdinfo summary
          • Greater than 2.2 TB Hard Drives

 

 

 


Version:8.70.8.0 (11 Mar 2011)
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.


      • Improved speed of Diagnostic report generation
      • Supported serial logs included in the zip file of the Diagnositc reports, when applicable
      • New options available during creation of logical drive size
      • Now showing current and max temperatures for physical drives
      • Support for failed array controllers.  The "ctrl all show" command will list any locked up controllers along with valid controllers.  For failed controllers, a message will display explaining its state along with a lockup code, if applicable
      • Support for "-h" and "-help" commandline option
      • HPACUSCRIPTING updates:
        • Will not display array accelerator info in capture files for controllers which do not have cache or the cache is not configurable.  Attempting to set the array accelerator on these controllers will result in a warning message (not an error)
        • Support for logical drive command "Size=MAXMBR". This option creates the largest possible volume in an array with the maximum size constrained by the limits of the 32bit MBR
        • New keyword, SIZEBLOCKS. Input scripts can now specify size as before using SIZE (size in MB) or SIZEBLOCKS (size in 512 byte blocks) but not both
        • Now displays the disk interface type in the comment section for physical disks.

 

 


Version:8.61.1.0 (8 Feb 2011)
Fixes

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


In version 8.60.8.0 of HPACUCLI, using the "show or detail commands" on any target that includes physical drives can cause the application to exit if one or more of the included physical drives are in a failed state.

This release, 8.61.1.0, corrects this problem and allows the command to complete successfully.

Enhancements

 


Version:8.60.8.0 (10 Sep 2010)
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.


    • Overall Performance improvements
      • HPACUCLI as well as in HPACUSCRIPTING 
    • Surface Scan Analysis enhancements
      • Disable
      • High
      • Idle

Version:8.50.6.0 (27 May 2010)
Enhancements

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


  • Overall Performance improvements
  • Physical drives in a SMART state are allowed to be used at user's discretion
  • Diagnostic Report additions:
    • Parity group information for RAID 50 and RAID 60 logical drives
    • Information for SEP devices and Expanders
    • Updated Storage Enclosure names
  • Applicable only with the appropriate SAAP License Key installed:
    • The Move Array operation now allows the user to move an array to physical drives that are smaller than the original physical drives, provided that all the data in the existing logical drives will fit into the new array
      • The new drive set must have the same number of physical drives as the existing drive set
  • Added SEP devices and Expanders to "ctrl slot=X show config" and  "ctrl slot=X show config detail" commands
  • Added an "OS Status" for logical drives to indicate if it is "locked" by the OS
  • Added display of Hardware Revision info for SAS Expander boards
    • "<target> enclosure all show detail" should be used in order to see the field displayed
  • Added support for being able to run ACUCLI in non-interactive mode for read-only commands (show) even if ACU is running. For example:  
      # hpacucli ctrl all show
      # hpacucli ctrl slot=1 pd all show status
  • Added "exitonerror" feature which allows the application to exit upon encountering any error during execution of a command. This feature is useful for scripts invoking ACUCLI and the feature will allow scripts to know that an error has occurred.
    • The setting can also be invoked from the console as an application switch
      • Example:  "hpacucli -exitonerror < myscript.txt"
    • set [exitonerror=enable|disable]
           Allows a script to decide whether an error encountered during execution
    • show exitonerror
            Displays the current exitonerror setting 
  •  Added enclosure show support
    • enclosure [ all | port:box | serialnumber=xxxx ] show [ detail | status]
            Outputs the storage enclosure information The target can be any valid storage enclosure
    • Examples:
            controller slot=5 enclosure all show
            controller slot=5 enclosure 4E:1 show detail
            controller slot=5 enclosure serialnumber=UAB123456 show status
  • Added support for the 'show' command to display devices in a logical or physical format similar to the support in ACU (GUI) 
    • set [view=logical|physical]
      • Allows the user to select whether certain show commands display the output using a logical or physical view
      • Logical view displays devices using their association with arrays
      • Physical view displays the devices such as physical drives according to their relationship with their storage enclosures
      • The default value is logical view
    • show view
      • Displays the current view setting.
    • Examples:
            set view=physical
            show view
  • Added the capability to run multiple commands in command line mode (non-interactive)
    • The semicolon (";") is used as a delimiter between commands
    • For example:
      • hpacucli ctrl slot=1 show\; ctrl slot=1 modify drivewritecache=enable\; ctrl slot=1 show
  • For Windows ACUCLI, added hpacucli.exe to be included in the registry App Path which will allow   "hpacucli" to be entered in the "Start->Run" prompt or in an Explorer window and it will execute without requiring the full path to be entered
  • HPACUSCRIPTING Additions:
    • Now shows an expanded usage message when invalid command line arguments are provided
    • Added feature to allow RAID=RAID1 for >2 disk mirrors. This allows backwards compatibility with "old" cpqacuxe scripting. Capture will still output correct RAID level
    • Added AUTO as a valid option for QUEUEDEPTH
    • Overall Performance improvements
    • Added Controller=FIRST support. Controllers are now sorted in capture files in slot ascending order
    • Added additional controller information to errors and warnings to better identify where problems occur in an input file

Version:8.40.4.0 (B) (15 Apr 2010)
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.

 Install this 8.40.4.0 (B) If you  require Windows Vista, XP or Windows 7.  If you have successfully installed 8.40.4.0, then there is no need to update to 8.40.4.0 (B).


  • Support for Smart Array P812
  • Added additional client OS support

Version:8.40.4.0 (25 Feb 2010)
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 P812

Version:8.35.7.0 (28 Sep 2009)
Enhancements

Changes for HPACUCLI 8.35.X.X:

  • Now supports command line history and tab completion

Version:8.30.5.0 (18 Aug 2009)
Enhancements

Changes for HPACUCLI 8.30.X.X:

  • Enclosure View

Changes for component:

  • Enhanced component-level logging has been implemented in the smart component installer.
    • The generated log file will be located on the target system in the %SYSTEMROOT%\cpqsystem\log directory under the name CPQSETUP.LOG.

Version:8.28.13.0 (6 May 2009)
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.


Changes for HPACUCLI 8.28.X.X:

  • Command Line Diagnostics (ADUCLI) is now integrated with HPACUCLI
  • Scripting for captures and inputs is now intergrated with HPACUCLI
    • This support was previously delivered with ACU
    • The scripting command has changed from cpqacuxe to hpacuscripting

Version:8.25.5.0 (18 Feb 2009)
Enhancements

Added Support for the following Controllers:

  • Smart Array P212
  • Smart Array P212 ZMR
  • Smart Array P410
  • Smart Array P410 ZMR
  • Smart Array P410i
  • Smart Array P410i ZMR
  • Smart Array P411
  • Smart Array P411 ZMR
  • Smart Array B110i SATA RAID

Additionally, added support for Advanced Pack


Version:8.20.18.0 (23 Jan 2009)
Enhancements

Added Support for the following Controllers:

  • Smart Array P212
  • Smart Array P212 ZMR
  • Smart Array P410
  • Smart Array P410 ZMR
  • Smart Array P411
  • Smart Array P411 ZMR

Additionally, added support for Smart Array Advanced Pack


Version:8.10.2.0 (6 Jun 2008)
Fixes

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


Fixed an issue related to an incorrect Background Parity Initialization status being displayed for RAID 5 and RAID 6 Logical Drives


Version:8.0.14.0 (25 Feb 2008)
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 Dual Domain Support for the HP Smart Array P800 Controller
Added 512K Stripe Size for RAID 5 (only on the following controllers with minimum FW 5.00):

  • Smart Array E500
  • Smart Array P400/400i
  • Smart Array P800

Version:7.85.18.0 (25 Jul 2007)
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.


Enabled drive write cache for all SAS controllers 


Version:7.80.6.0 (27 Apr 2007)
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 SATA NCQ status.


Version:7.73.1.0 (26 Mar 2007)
Fixes

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


The ACU CLI utility was modified to display a message informing customers that a firmware update is required if firmware version 2.04 is detected on a Smart Array P400, P400i, or P800 controller.

Enhancements

Added support for the Smart Array E500 controller.


Version:7.70.12.0 (13 Dec 2006)
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.


CLI now shows controllers even if they are missing their controller serial 
number.

New stripe-sizes (128KB and 256KB) have been added for P400, P600
and P800 controllers to allow migration of volumes from MSA20 to SAS controllers.


Version:7.61.2.0 (3 Oct 2006)
Fixes

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


Resolved issues in both Qlogic and Emulex 4Gb HBAs.

Enhancements

HPACUCLI now handles controller names for controllers with unknown slots.


Version:7.60.19.0 (25 Sep 2006)
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.


CLI now has two new show command parameters -> show [config] [detail]. See help for usage.


Version:7.50.18.0 (13 Apr 2006)
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 the following:

    Smart Array P400 Controller
    Smart Array P400i Controller
    Smart Array E200 Controller
    Smart Array E200i Controller
Added support for over 2 TB logical drives for controllers that support it.

Array accelerator options are disabled on controllers with zero memory

When using create, add drives, add spares, and remove spares, the user can now specify drive ranges. Instead of "1:1,1:2,1:3,1:4" the user can type "1:1-1:4".

CLI now supports targeting a controller via the chassis serial number. See help for additional usage information.

Component installer was enhanced to leave the component XML file (cpxxxxxx.xml) in a known location (%SystemDrive%\CPQSYSTEM\) so the HP Management and Version Control agents can retrieve information about the installed components on the server.


Version:7.40.7.0 (9 Sep 2005)
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 so RAID ADG is now referred to as RAID 6 (ADG).


Version:7.31.1.0 (30 Jun 2005)
Fixes

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


Resolves and issues where specifying an array using the "drives" parameter on the create logical drive operation could incorrectly result in deletion of that array if the create operation fails.


Version:7.30.9.0 (25 Apr 2005)
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 the Smart Array P600 controller.


Version:7.20.16.0 (14 Feb 2005)
Fixes

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


Resolved issue where data in cache was found during reboot.

Enhancements

Added support for the standbycontroller=disable command.


Version:7.17.1.0 (13 Nov 2004)
Version:7.15.19.0 (19 Aug 2004)
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 release.


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