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HP ProLiant Offline Array Configuration Utility

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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 9.40.12.0(19 Feb 2013)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop (x86-64)
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 x64 Editions
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Oracle Linux 5 (x86)
Oracle Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Oracle Linux 6 (x86)
Oracle Linux 6 (AMD64/EMT64)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
File name: hpacuoffline-9.40-12.0-x86.zip (102 MB)
The HP Offline Array Configuration Utility provides an ISO image that can be mounted, burned to a CD/DVD, or flashed to a USB memory key or SD card by using the HP USB Key Utility for Windows. This deliverable will allow users to boot into an environment from which they can choose various configuration utilities (ACU, HPACUCLI, and HPACUSCRIPTING) prior to the Host OS loading. Users can then configure or maintain the detected and supported devices such as HP ProLiant Smart Array Controllers, HP ProLiant Integrated Smart Array Controllers, and HP ProLiant StorageWorks RAID Array Controllers. You can use the Array Configuration Utility for several tasks such as configuring the array controller initially, adding disk drives to an existing configuration, diagnosing and monitoring potential issues, or to reconfigure your array controller.

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

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

f360f81ea35c9df3778983a6d096d13b hpacuoffline-9.40-12.0-x86.zip

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


Installation:

Download the offline ACU zip file and then burn/write the ISO image to the desired media (CD/DVD/USB Key/SD card) using the HP USB Key Utility for Windows

 

Insert the media into the server and boot the server.  Verify that your system can boot from the desired media.

 

A menu with the three boot options (ACU, ACUCLI, HPACUSCRIPTING) is shown. The user can manually select which utility to start; or if no selection is made, ACU is automatically started.

 

This image is a bootable environment that immediately starts ACU to allow configuration of storage.

 

This ISO image can also be mounted as a CD image through ILO2 or higher.  It is highly recommended that your server have the latest BIOS firmware and latest ILO2  or higher firmware installed.

 

This utility provides the following boot options:

   *   The web based Array Configuration Utility (ACU)

   *   The command line Array Configuration Utility (ACUCLI)

   *   The command line Array Configuration Scripting Utility (HPACUSCRIPTING)


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:
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 that 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.


  • This offline environment includes 9.10.22.0 versions of:
    • Array Configuration Utility (HP ACU)
    • Array Configuration Utility CLI  (HP ACUCLI)
    • Array Configuration Scripting (HP ACU Scripting)
    • The Array Diagnostics and SmartSSD Wear Gauge features are embedded in the ACU and HP ACUCLI utilities themselves

These versions of the utilities support:
  • HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i
  • HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i
  • HP Smart Array P822

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.


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.


  • This offline environment includes 9.0.24.0 versions of:
    • Array Configuration Utility (HP ACU)
    • Array Configuration Utility CLI  (HP ACUCLI)
    • Array Configuration Scripting (HP ACU Scripting)
    • The Array Diagnostics and SmartSSD Wear Gauge features are embedded in the ACU and HP ACUCLI utilities themselves
  • These versions of the utilities support:
    • 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.


  • This offline environment includes 8.75.12.0 versions of:
    • Array Configuration Utility (HP ACU)
    • Array Configuration Utility CLI  (HP ACUCLI)
    • Array Configuration Scripting (HP ACU Scripting)
    • The Array Diagnostics and SmartSSD Wear Gauge features are embedded in the ACU and HP ACUCLI utilities themselves
  • The 8.75.12.0 versions of the utilities support:
    • SmartSSD Wear Gauge
      • This feature is accessible through the Diagnostic Tab in ACU, and the ssdinfo command in  ACUCLI
    • Greater than 2.2 TB Hard Drives


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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 9.40.12.0(19 Feb 2013)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop (x86-64)
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 x64 Editions
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Oracle Linux 5 (x86)
Oracle Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Oracle Linux 6 (x86)
Oracle Linux 6 (AMD64/EMT64)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Description

The HP Offline Array Configuration Utility provides an ISO image that can be mounted, burned to a CD/DVD, or flashed to a USB memory key or SD card by using the HP USB Key Utility for Windows. This deliverable will allow users to boot into an environment from which they can choose various configuration utilities (ACU, HPACUCLI, and HPACUSCRIPTING) prior to the Host OS loading. Users can then configure or maintain the detected and supported devices such as HP ProLiant Smart Array Controllers, HP ProLiant Integrated Smart Array Controllers, and HP ProLiant StorageWorks RAID Array Controllers. You can use the Array Configuration Utility for several tasks such as configuring the array controller initially, adding disk drives to an existing configuration, diagnosing and monitoring potential issues, or to reconfigure your array controller.

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

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

f360f81ea35c9df3778983a6d096d13b hpacuoffline-9.40-12.0-x86.zip

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


Installation:

Download the offline ACU zip file and then burn/write the ISO image to the desired media (CD/DVD/USB Key/SD card) using the HP USB Key Utility for Windows

 

Insert the media into the server and boot the server.  Verify that your system can boot from the desired media.

 

A menu with the three boot options (ACU, ACUCLI, HPACUSCRIPTING) is shown. The user can manually select which utility to start; or if no selection is made, ACU is automatically started.

 

This image is a bootable environment that immediately starts ACU to allow configuration of storage.

 

This ISO image can also be mounted as a CD image through ILO2 or higher.  It is highly recommended that your server have the latest BIOS firmware and latest ILO2  or higher firmware installed.

 

This utility provides the following boot options:

   *   The web based Array Configuration Utility (ACU)

   *   The command line Array Configuration Utility (ACUCLI)

   *   The command line Array Configuration Scripting Utility (HPACUSCRIPTING)


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:
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 that 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.


  • This offline environment includes 9.10.22.0 versions of:
    • Array Configuration Utility (HP ACU)
    • Array Configuration Utility CLI  (HP ACUCLI)
    • Array Configuration Scripting (HP ACU Scripting)
    • The Array Diagnostics and SmartSSD Wear Gauge features are embedded in the ACU and HP ACUCLI utilities themselves

These versions of the utilities support:
  • HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i
  • HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i
  • HP Smart Array P822

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.


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.


  • This offline environment includes 9.0.24.0 versions of:
    • Array Configuration Utility (HP ACU)
    • Array Configuration Utility CLI  (HP ACUCLI)
    • Array Configuration Scripting (HP ACU Scripting)
    • The Array Diagnostics and SmartSSD Wear Gauge features are embedded in the ACU and HP ACUCLI utilities themselves
  • These versions of the utilities support:
    • 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.


  • This offline environment includes 8.75.12.0 versions of:
    • Array Configuration Utility (HP ACU)
    • Array Configuration Utility CLI  (HP ACUCLI)
    • Array Configuration Scripting (HP ACU Scripting)
    • The Array Diagnostics and SmartSSD Wear Gauge features are embedded in the ACU and HP ACUCLI utilities themselves
  • The 8.75.12.0 versions of the utilities support:
    • SmartSSD Wear Gauge
      • This feature is accessible through the Diagnostic Tab in ACU, and the ssdinfo command in  ACUCLI
    • Greater than 2.2 TB Hard Drives