Linux – hpacucli

Linux – hpacucli

This document is a quick cheat sheet on how to use the hpacucli utility to add, delete, identify and repair logical and physical disks on the Smart array 5i plus controller, the server that these commands were tested on was a HP DL380 G3 server with a Smart Array 5i plus controller with 6 x 72GB hot swappable disks, the server had Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) installed.

After a fresh install of Linux I downloaded the file hpacucli-8.50-6.0.noarch.rpm (5MB), you may want to download the latest version from HP. Then install using the standard rpm command.

I am not going to list all the commands but here are the most common ones I have used thus far, this document may be updated as I use the utility more.

Utility Keyword abbreviations

Abbreviations chassisname = ch

controller = ctrl

logicaldrive = ld

physicaldrive = pd

drivewritecache = dwc

hpacucli utility

hpacucli # hpacucli

# hpacucli help

Note: you can use the hpacucli command in a script

Controller Commands

Display (detailed) hpacucli> ctrl all show config

hpacucli> ctrl all show config detail

Status hpacucli> ctrl all show status

Cache hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 modify dwc=disable

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 modify dwc=enable

Rescan hpacucli> rescan

Note: detects newly added devices since the last rescan

Physical Drive Commands

Display (detailed) hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd all show

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd 2:3 show detail

Note: you can obtain the slot number by displaying the controller configuration (see above)

Status

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd all show status

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd 2:3 show status

Erase hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd 2:3 modify erase

Blink disk LED hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd 2:3 modify led=on

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd 2:3 modify led=off

Logical Drive Commands

Display (detailed) hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld all show [detail]

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 show [detail]

Status hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld all show status

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 show status

Blink disk LED hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 modify led=on

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 modify led=off

re-enabling failed drive hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 modify reenable forced

Create # logical drive – one disk

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=1:12 raid=0

# logical drive – mirrored

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=1:13,1:14 size=300 raid=1

# logical drive – raid 5

hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=1:13,1:14,1:15,1:16,1:17 raid=5

Note:

drives – specific drives, all drives or unassigned drives

size – size of the logical drive in MB

raid – type of raid 0, 1 , 1+0 and 5

Remove hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 delete

Expanding hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 add drives=2:3

Extending hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 modify size=500 forced

Spare hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 array all add spares=1:5,1:7

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