ESXi on HP – Array Config Utility CLI

I came across an ESXi server showing a “Host storage status” alert today.

storage

Now with ESXi the HP servers don’t unfortunately have the System Management Homepage that everyone is used to. On the ILO3 connection you can view the faulty drive

storage1

However, it’s not always visible on older ILO connections, and the detail show above is a little limited.

Enter the HP Array Config Utility CLI…

If the HP build of ESXi has been used, this is included in the path –
/opt/hp/hpacucli/bin

Run “./hpacucli” and you get a command prompt. “help” gives you a slightly confusing set of commands, but the main one in this instance is “ctrl slot=0 pd all show detail”

Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded)

array A

physicaldrive 1I:1:1
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 1
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 72 GB
Rotational Speed: 15000
Firmware Revision: HPD9
Serial Number: %%%%%%%
Model: HP      EH0072FARUA
Current Temperature (C): 29
Maximum Temperature (C): 32
PHY Count: 2
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps, Unknown

physicaldrive 1I:1:2
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 2
Status: Failed
Last Failure Reason: Mark bad failed
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 72 GB
Rotational Speed: 15000
Firmware Revision: HPD9
Serial Number: %%%%%%%%
Model: HP        EH0072FARUA
Current Temperature (C): 29
Maximum Temperature (C): 31
PHY Count: 2
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps, Unknown

A more complete list of useful commands is available here

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