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HP ProLiant Array Configuration Utility for Windows

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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 8.75.12.0(22 Jun 2011)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 x64 Editions
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
File name: cp014262.exe (5.2 MB)
The HP Array Configuration Utility is a web-based application that helps you configure HP ProLiant SMART-2 Array Controllers, 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, 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.

*** 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 Diagnostic Tab in ACU
      • Greater than 2.2 TB Hard Drives

 

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

3083f029ad34317ac81590cebd278be3 cp014262.exe

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.


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.

*** 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'


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.

The legacy ACU (native win32 application) and ACU executables can not be run on the same server at the same time; however, configurations created with one utility should be compatible with those created by the other.

Users will automatically be logged out after a predetermined period of inactivity when using ACU and will have to re-login.

On the Web-based Management Device Homepage, under "options", "Anonymous Access" should be enabled when using ACU.

When clicking on a controller that is currently being configured in a different ACU session, a message will appear which allows you to override the other ACU session or cancel. If you choose to override the other ACU session, any unsaved changes in the other session will be discarded.

To uninstall ACU, use Add/Remove Programs located in the Control Panel on Windows Systems.

To run ACU in local application mode on Windows, Internet Explorer must be the default browser.

The following are known issues:

  • Sometimes the login on the Device Home Page will not work the first time. Click on the Device Home Page link again or refresh the page and re-login.
  • 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.

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.


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 Diagnostic Tab in ACU
      • Greater than 2.2 TB Hard Drives

 


Version:8.70.9.0 (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 can be displayed under Diagnostic Tab as well as now being included in the zip file of the reports, when applicable
    • New options available during creation of logical drive size
    • Now showing current and max temperatures for physical drives in More Information
    • Support for failed array controllers in ACU. When a failed array controller is detected and then selected in the controller dropdown menu, a message will display explaining its state along with a lockup code, if applicable
    • New GUI selection controls:
      • Capability to use the mouse to drag and select multiple physical drives when performing configuration tasks (e.g. Create Array) while in enclosure view. This also works for deselecting selected physical drives. The dragging ends when the mouse moves out of the enclosure
      • Keyboard shortcuts for selecting physical drives in enclosure view task pages (e.g. Create Array).    When an enclosure is in focus, the following keyboard shortcuts are available:
          - Tab: jumps to the next drive in the enclosure
          - Space: toggles the selection of the drive in focus
          - Right/Down Arrow Keys: move to the next drive in the enclosure
          - Left/Up Arrow Keys: move to the previous drive in the enclosure
          - Home: move to the first drive in the enclosure
          - End: move to the last drive in the enclosure
      • Capability to select multiple physical drives by double clicking on them with the mouse. Double clicking on a drive in the enclosure will select all the neighboring drives that are of the same state   (selected/not selected).

Version:8.60.7.0 (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
      • Wizards
      • GUI
    • Surface Scan Analysis enhancements
      • Disable
      • High
      • Idle

Version:8.50.5.0 (27 May 2010)
Enhancements

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


    • Added Hardware Revision information field to More Information
    • Added Storage Enclosure subcomponent firmware revision information to:
      • More Information
      • Diagnostics
    • Overall Performance and visual improvements:
      • GUI
      • In Windows 2008 and later, ACU will no longer open a second window that the user must close manually
      • ACU application launch time is decreased when running as a standalone application (local app mode)
    • ACU Help additions:
      • Added an auto-suggesting search input box
      • Added browse history navigation buttons
      • Added inline links on help pages
    • ACU can detect and connect with removable media, including non-USB floppy disk drives as well as USB keys 
    • ACU SmartStart users can select the desired removable media onto which an ADU report can be saved and a Refresh Devices task button is present to allow updating the list of available devices
    • 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

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 support for additional client OSes

 


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 ACU 8.35.X.X:

  • Various performance and feature updates
  • Additions to Diagnostic output

 


Version:8.30.5.0 (18 Aug 2009)
Enhancements

Changes for ACU 8.30.X.X:

  • Enclosure View

Changes to 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 ACU 8.28.X.X:

  • Diagnostics (ADU - Array Diagnostic Utility) is now integrated with ACU (Array Configuration Utility)
  • GUI interface and icon updates
  • Tabs control for major task categories...Configuration, Diagnostics, and Wizards
  • Controller/Device Dropdown control for selecting controllers and devices
  • System Status section displays the overall issue status count
  • Transactions from tasks are committed to the controller as soon as the Save or Next button is clicked
    • This behavior is new for ACU but similar to how HPACUCLI has always performed
  • Systems and Devices Tree supports right mouse click for faster access to available tasks
  • Systems and Devices Tree section can be extended by dragging the mouse to show more text information
  • Available Tasks section supports a Mini-FAQ description to guide users for task selection
  • ACU now supports context sensitive Help when in a task
  • Supports collapsible header sections to simplify viewing of information
  • Keyboard controls for accessibility
  • Keyboard shortcuts for common tasks
  • Scripting for captures and inputs is no longer supported in ACU
    • HPACUCLI is now responsible for Scripting
  • New SSP (Selective Storage Presentation) interface accessible from the Access Control (SSP) Tab if applicable

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:8.20.19.0 (22 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:8.10.1.0 (6 Jun 2008)
Fixes

Updated version number for the 8.10 ProLiant Support Pack release.  No other changes were made.


Version:8.0.14.0 (25 Feb 2008)
Enhancements

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

Enabled drive write cache for all SAS controllers


Version:7.80.6.0 (27 Apr 2007)
Enhancements
  •  Support SATA NCQ status

Version:7.73.1.0 (26 Mar 2007)
Fixes

The ACU 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.


Changed default RAID5 stripe size to 64K for MSA1000/1500

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 (26 Sep 2006)
Fixes
Resolved issue in both Qlogic and Emulex 4Gb HBAs.
Enhancements
Updated so that ACU Scripting now handles controller names for controllers with unknown slots. This allows a user to target a controller with an unknown slot using "First" or "All".

Version:7.60.18.0 (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.


Updated ACU Scripting with new features and capabilities



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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 8.75.12.0(22 Jun 2011)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 x64 Editions
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Description

The HP Array Configuration Utility is a web-based application that helps you configure HP ProLiant SMART-2 Array Controllers, 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, 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.

*** 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 Diagnostic Tab in ACU
      • Greater than 2.2 TB Hard Drives

 

Installation Instructions

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

3083f029ad34317ac81590cebd278be3 cp014262.exe

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.


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.

*** 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'


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.

The legacy ACU (native win32 application) and ACU executables can not be run on the same server at the same time; however, configurations created with one utility should be compatible with those created by the other.

Users will automatically be logged out after a predetermined period of inactivity when using ACU and will have to re-login.

On the Web-based Management Device Homepage, under "options", "Anonymous Access" should be enabled when using ACU.

When clicking on a controller that is currently being configured in a different ACU session, a message will appear which allows you to override the other ACU session or cancel. If you choose to override the other ACU session, any unsaved changes in the other session will be discarded.

To uninstall ACU, use Add/Remove Programs located in the Control Panel on Windows Systems.

To run ACU in local application mode on Windows, Internet Explorer must be the default browser.

The following are known issues:

  • Sometimes the login on the Device Home Page will not work the first time. Click on the Device Home Page link again or refresh the page and re-login.
  • 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.

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.


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 Diagnostic Tab in ACU
      • Greater than 2.2 TB Hard Drives

 


Version:8.70.9.0 (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 can be displayed under Diagnostic Tab as well as now being included in the zip file of the reports, when applicable
    • New options available during creation of logical drive size
    • Now showing current and max temperatures for physical drives in More Information
    • Support for failed array controllers in ACU. When a failed array controller is detected and then selected in the controller dropdown menu, a message will display explaining its state along with a lockup code, if applicable
    • New GUI selection controls:
      • Capability to use the mouse to drag and select multiple physical drives when performing configuration tasks (e.g. Create Array) while in enclosure view. This also works for deselecting selected physical drives. The dragging ends when the mouse moves out of the enclosure
      • Keyboard shortcuts for selecting physical drives in enclosure view task pages (e.g. Create Array).    When an enclosure is in focus, the following keyboard shortcuts are available:
          - Tab: jumps to the next drive in the enclosure
          - Space: toggles the selection of the drive in focus
          - Right/Down Arrow Keys: move to the next drive in the enclosure
          - Left/Up Arrow Keys: move to the previous drive in the enclosure
          - Home: move to the first drive in the enclosure
          - End: move to the last drive in the enclosure
      • Capability to select multiple physical drives by double clicking on them with the mouse. Double clicking on a drive in the enclosure will select all the neighboring drives that are of the same state   (selected/not selected).

Version:8.60.7.0 (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
      • Wizards
      • GUI
    • Surface Scan Analysis enhancements
      • Disable
      • High
      • Idle

Version:8.50.5.0 (27 May 2010)
Enhancements

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


    • Added Hardware Revision information field to More Information
    • Added Storage Enclosure subcomponent firmware revision information to:
      • More Information
      • Diagnostics
    • Overall Performance and visual improvements:
      • GUI
      • In Windows 2008 and later, ACU will no longer open a second window that the user must close manually
      • ACU application launch time is decreased when running as a standalone application (local app mode)
    • ACU Help additions:
      • Added an auto-suggesting search input box
      • Added browse history navigation buttons
      • Added inline links on help pages
    • ACU can detect and connect with removable media, including non-USB floppy disk drives as well as USB keys 
    • ACU SmartStart users can select the desired removable media onto which an ADU report can be saved and a Refresh Devices task button is present to allow updating the list of available devices
    • 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

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 support for additional client OSes

 


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 ACU 8.35.X.X:

  • Various performance and feature updates
  • Additions to Diagnostic output

 


Version:8.30.5.0 (18 Aug 2009)
Enhancements

Changes for ACU 8.30.X.X:

  • Enclosure View

Changes to 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 ACU 8.28.X.X:

  • Diagnostics (ADU - Array Diagnostic Utility) is now integrated with ACU (Array Configuration Utility)
  • GUI interface and icon updates
  • Tabs control for major task categories...Configuration, Diagnostics, and Wizards
  • Controller/Device Dropdown control for selecting controllers and devices
  • System Status section displays the overall issue status count
  • Transactions from tasks are committed to the controller as soon as the Save or Next button is clicked
    • This behavior is new for ACU but similar to how HPACUCLI has always performed
  • Systems and Devices Tree supports right mouse click for faster access to available tasks
  • Systems and Devices Tree section can be extended by dragging the mouse to show more text information
  • Available Tasks section supports a Mini-FAQ description to guide users for task selection
  • ACU now supports context sensitive Help when in a task
  • Supports collapsible header sections to simplify viewing of information
  • Keyboard controls for accessibility
  • Keyboard shortcuts for common tasks
  • Scripting for captures and inputs is no longer supported in ACU
    • HPACUCLI is now responsible for Scripting
  • New SSP (Selective Storage Presentation) interface accessible from the Access Control (SSP) Tab if applicable

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:8.20.19.0 (22 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:8.10.1.0 (6 Jun 2008)
Fixes

Updated version number for the 8.10 ProLiant Support Pack release.  No other changes were made.


Version:8.0.14.0 (25 Feb 2008)
Enhancements

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

Enabled drive write cache for all SAS controllers


Version:7.80.6.0 (27 Apr 2007)
Enhancements
  •  Support SATA NCQ status

Version:7.73.1.0 (26 Mar 2007)
Fixes

The ACU 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.


Changed default RAID5 stripe size to 64K for MSA1000/1500

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 (26 Sep 2006)
Fixes
Resolved issue in both Qlogic and Emulex 4Gb HBAs.
Enhancements
Updated so that ACU Scripting now handles controller names for controllers with unknown slots. This allows a user to target a controller with an unknown slot using "First" or "All".

Version:7.60.18.0 (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.


Updated ACU Scripting with new features and capabilities