• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 2893
  • Last Modified:

HP Array Raid Configuraion in ESXi

Hi,

I have a simple question which i am sure someone will know the answer too however i am having difficulty finding anything via Google.

I have an HP DL380 G6 box running ESXi version 4.0 currently in production and i need to know what raid config the disks are in. I can assume however i would like to know if there is a command or something i can use to check this in ESXi? I understand if i restart the server i can go into the raid utility however this is a production server and i don't want to take it offline to check.

Thank you,
Milan
0
prognosis12
Asked:
prognosis12
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
2 Solutions
 
ryder0707Commented:
Have you installed the HP ACU in Windows?
0
 
prognosis12Author Commented:
Do you mean on one of my Windows VM's?
0
 
DavidPresidentCommented:
but the ACU utility will not run under a virtual machine, as it needs direct hardware access. So you will have to run the LINUX version.
Here is a link that isn't specifically for the 380G6 but it does address the process of what you have to do to run ACU under ESXi with a different model of HP controller.  Actually this may be 100% correct for your situation anyway

At very least, good reading
http://virtualfuture.info/2009/06/howto-manage-hp-p400-raid-controller-in-a-vsphere-whitebox/
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 
ryder0707Commented:
Sorry ignore my comment, i thought you are using vmware server
Not sure if you can get the info without downtime, I'd boot to hp smartstart cd and run the acu
0
 
prognosis12Author Commented:
Thanks dlethe, your answer is correct however it doesn't resolve our problem because the link you have provided works for ESX not ESXi. Is there anything else i can try?

Thanks
Milan
0
 
DavidPresidentCommented:
I don't have link to a process, but gut feeling it isn't much more than loading the software.  You should be able to run it since the device drivers are most likely already installed and loaded (cciss).   Sure, you want to reboot after building/destroying logical devices, but to query health and state you just run the command(s).

Since that is all you need, while I can not confirm for sure, I expect it is no more work than loading the rpm and launching the program.
0
 
ryder0707Commented:
Did you install HP version of esxi? If yes, then probably there is still hope
0
 
prognosis12Author Commented:
Thanks alot ryder0707.. I havent heard about this until right now. We are going to test it on one of our new ESX boxes when we have a chance.

Cheers
Milan
0
 
prognosis12Author Commented:
Thanks alot for your quick support guys.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Database Backup and Recovery

Does your company store data on premises, off site, in the cloud, or a combination of these? If you answered “yes”, you need a data backup recovery plan that fits each and every platform. Watch now as as Percona teaches us how to build agile data backup recovery plan.

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now