HPACUCLI stands for HP Array Configuration Utility CLI.
Hpacucli is used to create, delete and repair the logical and physical drives on the smart array controllers in HP servers.

To use hpacucli, download and install the latest version of hpacucli rpm from the HP website on your Linux server.

 

Controller Commands: Display detail of Controller
hpacucli> ctrl all show config
hpacucli> ctrl all show config detail

Controller Commands: Display status of Controller
hpacucli> ctrl all show status

Controller Commands: Disable the cache
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 modify dwc=disable

Controller Commands: Enable the cache
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 modify dwc=enable

Controller Commands: Detects newly added devices since the last rescan
hpacucli> rescan

 

Physical Drive Commands: Display detail information of PhysicalDrive
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd all show

Physical Drive Commands: Display Status of physicalDrive
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd all show status

Physical Drive Commands: To Erase the physicalDrive
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd 2:3 modify erase

Physical Drive Commands: To enable the LED
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd 2:3 modify led=on

Physical Drive Commands: To Disable the LED
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 pd 2:3 modify led=off

 

Logical Drive Commands: Display detail information of LogicalDrive
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld all show

Logical Drive Commands: Display Status of LogicalDrive
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld all show status

Logical Drive Commands: To re-enabling failed drive
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 modify reenable forced

 

Configuring RAID level: Create LogicalDrive with RAID 0 using one drive
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=1:12 raid=0

Configuring RAID level: Create LogicalDrive with RAID 1 using two drives
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=1:13,1:14 size=300 raid=1

Configuring RAID level: Create LogicalDrive with RAID 5 using five drives
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=1:13,1:14,1:15,1:16,1:17 raid=5

 

Expand, Extend, add spare and deleting Logical drives in existing RAID: To Delete Logical Drives
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 delete

Expand, Extend, add spare and deleting Logical drives in existing RAID: Expanding ld by adding one more drive
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 add drives=2:3

Expand, Extend, add spare and deleting Logical drives in existing RAID: Extending the LogicalDrives
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 ld 4 modify size=500 forced

Expand, Extend, add spare and deleting Logical drives in existing RAID: Add two Spare disks
hpacucli> ctrl slot=0 array all add spares=1:5,1:7

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