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HP Array Configuration Utility for Linux 64-bit

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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 9.40.12.0(19 Feb 2013)
Operating System(s): Oracle Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
Oracle Linux 6 (AMD64/EMT64)
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)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (AMD64)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
Multi-part download
File name: cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.x86_64.txt (9.3 KB)
File name: cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.x86_64.rpm (5.6 MB)
The HP Array Configuration Utility is the web-based disk configuration utility for HP 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.


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

Prerequisites:

The HP Array Configuration Utility for Linux requires the HP System Management Homepage software to be installed on the server.  If the HP System Management Homepage software is not already installed on your server, please download it from HP.com and install it before installing the HP Array Configuration Utility for Linux.

HP ProLiant 100-series customers:  Because the HP System Management Homepage software is not supported for use with HP ProLiant 100-series servers, the graphical (GUI) version of the Array Configuration Utility for Linux cannot be installed.  HP ProLiant 100-series customers may instead use the "HP Array Configuration Utility CLI for Linux" which is command-line driven and does not require the System Management Homepage software to be loaded on the server.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: ACU (GUI) for Linux can now be run without requiring the HP System Management Homepage.  ACU now supports a Local Application Mode for Linux.  The HP System Management Homepage is still supported, but no longer required to run the ACU GUI.

To invoke, enter the following at the command prompt:

cpqacuxe -nosmh

The command will start ACU in a new Firefox browser window. When the browser window is closed, ACU will automatically stop. This is only valid for the loopback interface, and not visible to external network connections.


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

cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.x86_64.txt 3c424e584e99e60307d980121bb5e058
cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.x86_64.rpm 32aabe9c24ee3bab359b71761425f878

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


Installation:

  • ACU is distributed using Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages.

  • If there is an older version of ACU (or ACU-XE) installed on the system, please use "rpm -e cpqacuxe" to remove it first.

  • Use "rpm -i " to install the server.

  • Please type "man rpm" for other details regarding RPM.

  • The software resides in /usr/lib, /opt/compaq/cpqacuxe and the executable name is cpqacuxe which is located in /usr/sbin.

  • The password resetting utility is hphmmopasswd that is located in /opt/compaq/cpqacuxe/bld.
  • For more details refer to the README text file which can be viewed by using the man command:
    man cpqacuxe

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:
Supported Client Side Browsers:

  • Netscape 6.2 and Mozilla 1.0 with Personal Security Manager (mozilla-psm) on Linux.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or above on Microsoft Windows.

Please make sure the following browser options are enabled:
  • Automatically load images and other data types.

  • JAVA script

  • Style sheets
For support for ACU or Smart Array controllers, please visit Contact HP.

For feedback or suggestions on ACU, please send comments to acu@hp.com; however, we regret support cannot be provided through this address.


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

Added support for Simplified Chinese
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.
  • Spilt Mirror Backup\Rollback
    • Create Split Mirror Backup
      • This task splits an array that consists of one or more RAID1, RAID 1+0, RAID 1 (ADM), or RAID 10 (ADM) and creates two arrays: A primary array and a backup array. The new arrays have the following characteristics:
        • If the original array contained RAID 1 or RAID 1+0 drives, the primary array will contain RAID 0 drives.
        • If the original array contained RAID 1 (ADM) drives, the primary array will contain RAID 1 drives.
        • If the original array contained RAID 10 (ADM) drives, the primary array will contain RAID 1+0 drives.
        • The backup array always contains RAID 0 logical drives.
        • The primary array continues to be fully accessible to the operating system while the backup array is hidden from the operating system.
      • This feature is useful when you want to capture a backup before performing a risky operation. The Manage Split Mirror Backup operation can be used to either re-mirror the primary and backup arrays, or to make the backup array into an independent array which can be accessed by the operating system.
    • Manage Split Mirror Backup
      • This task allows for the management of the primary and backup arrays created by the Create Split Mirror Backup operation. When the operation is performed on a primary array, the following options are available:
        • Re-mirror the array and preserve the existing data. Discard the backup array. This option re-creates the original mirrored array with the contents of the primary array.
        • Re-mirror the array and rollback to the contents of the backup array. Discard existing data. This option re-creates the mirrored array but restores its contents to the point in time when the backup array was created. It is not recommended that this option be performed online, or while the logical drive to be rolled back is mounted or in use by the operating system.
        • Activate the backup array. This option makes the backup array fully accessible to the operating system.

Note: In the case where the primary array is no longer available. This task can only be used to activate the backup array.


Type: Software - System Management
Version: 9.40.12.0(19 Feb 2013)
Operating System(s):
Oracle Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
Oracle Linux 6 (AMD64/EMT64)
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)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (AMD64)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)

Description

The HP Array Configuration Utility is the web-based disk configuration utility for HP 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.


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

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

The HP Array Configuration Utility for Linux requires the HP System Management Homepage software to be installed on the server.  If the HP System Management Homepage software is not already installed on your server, please download it from HP.com and install it before installing the HP Array Configuration Utility for Linux.

HP ProLiant 100-series customers:  Because the HP System Management Homepage software is not supported for use with HP ProLiant 100-series servers, the graphical (GUI) version of the Array Configuration Utility for Linux cannot be installed.  HP ProLiant 100-series customers may instead use the "HP Array Configuration Utility CLI for Linux" which is command-line driven and does not require the System Management Homepage software to be loaded on the server.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: ACU (GUI) for Linux can now be run without requiring the HP System Management Homepage.  ACU now supports a Local Application Mode for Linux.  The HP System Management Homepage is still supported, but no longer required to run the ACU GUI.

To invoke, enter the following at the command prompt:

cpqacuxe -nosmh

The command will start ACU in a new Firefox browser window. When the browser window is closed, ACU will automatically stop. This is only valid for the loopback interface, and not visible to external network connections.


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

cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.x86_64.txt 3c424e584e99e60307d980121bb5e058
cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.x86_64.rpm 32aabe9c24ee3bab359b71761425f878

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


Installation:

  • ACU is distributed using Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages.

  • If there is an older version of ACU (or ACU-XE) installed on the system, please use "rpm -e cpqacuxe" to remove it first.

  • Use "rpm -i " to install the server.

  • Please type "man rpm" for other details regarding RPM.

  • The software resides in /usr/lib, /opt/compaq/cpqacuxe and the executable name is cpqacuxe which is located in /usr/sbin.

  • The password resetting utility is hphmmopasswd that is located in /opt/compaq/cpqacuxe/bld.
  • For more details refer to the README text file which can be viewed by using the man command:
    man cpqacuxe

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:
Supported Client Side Browsers:

  • Netscape 6.2 and Mozilla 1.0 with Personal Security Manager (mozilla-psm) on Linux.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or above on Microsoft Windows.

Please make sure the following browser options are enabled:
  • Automatically load images and other data types.

  • JAVA script

  • Style sheets
For support for ACU or Smart Array controllers, please visit Contact HP.

For feedback or suggestions on ACU, please send comments to acu@hp.com; however, we regret support cannot be provided through this address.


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

Added support for Simplified Chinese
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.
  • Spilt Mirror Backup\Rollback
    • Create Split Mirror Backup
      • This task splits an array that consists of one or more RAID1, RAID 1+0, RAID 1 (ADM), or RAID 10 (ADM) and creates two arrays: A primary array and a backup array. The new arrays have the following characteristics:
        • If the original array contained RAID 1 or RAID 1+0 drives, the primary array will contain RAID 0 drives.
        • If the original array contained RAID 1 (ADM) drives, the primary array will contain RAID 1 drives.
        • If the original array contained RAID 10 (ADM) drives, the primary array will contain RAID 1+0 drives.
        • The backup array always contains RAID 0 logical drives.
        • The primary array continues to be fully accessible to the operating system while the backup array is hidden from the operating system.
      • This feature is useful when you want to capture a backup before performing a risky operation. The Manage Split Mirror Backup operation can be used to either re-mirror the primary and backup arrays, or to make the backup array into an independent array which can be accessed by the operating system.
    • Manage Split Mirror Backup
      • This task allows for the management of the primary and backup arrays created by the Create Split Mirror Backup operation. When the operation is performed on a primary array, the following options are available:
        • Re-mirror the array and preserve the existing data. Discard the backup array. This option re-creates the original mirrored array with the contents of the primary array.
        • Re-mirror the array and rollback to the contents of the backup array. Discard existing data. This option re-creates the mirrored array but restores its contents to the point in time when the backup array was created. It is not recommended that this option be performed online, or while the logical drive to be rolled back is mounted or in use by the operating system.
        • Activate the backup array. This option makes the backup array fully accessible to the operating system.

Note: In the case where the primary array is no longer available. This task can only be used to activate the backup array.


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