Aug 192016

So you have faulty disk and these nice guys from HP (sorry, HPE I should say!) asked for adureport. That’s alright, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3


Configure repository as described here.


apt-get install hpacucli

Generate report

hpacucli ctrl all diag file=/tmp/

Email report back to HP. You can of course view it first should you want it:

vim ADUReport.txt


Using hpacucli

NB. Did you know, you can do all sorts of funky stuff with hpacucli?

Either run commands to get output that can be feed to monitoring scripts:

/usr/sbin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 physicaldrive all show status
/usr/sbin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 logicaldrive all show status
/usr/sbin/hpacucli ctrl slot=0 array all show status

or run it interactively:


HP Array Configuration Utility CLI
Detecting Controllers...Done.
Type "help" for a list of supported commands.
Type "exit" to close the console.

=>  ctrl all show config

=>  ctrl all show status

Smart Array P400 in Slot 0
   Controller Status: OK
   Cache Status: OK

=>   set target ctrl slot=0

 "controller slot=0"

=>   show

=>   show config detail

Smart Array P400 in Slot 0
   Bus Interface: PCI
   Slot: 2
   Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   Cache Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxxx
   RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disableds
   Controller Status: OK
   Chassis Slot:
   Hardware Revision: Rev E
   Firmware Version: 5.20
   Rebuild Priority: Medium
   Expand Priority: Medium
   Surface Scan Delay: 15 sec
   Cache Board Present: True
   Cache Status: OK
   Accelerator Ratio: 100% Read / 0% Write
   Drive Write Cache: Disabled
   Total Cache Size: 256 MB
   Battery Pack Count: 0
   SATA NCQ Supported: True

=> physicaldrive all show status

   physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:3 (port 1I:box 1:bay 3, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:4 (port 1I:box 1:bay 4, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:5 (port 1I:box 1:bay 5, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:6 (port 1I:box 1:bay 6, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:7 (port 1I:box 1:bay 7, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:8 (port 1I:box 1:bay 8, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:9 (port 1I:box 1:bay 9, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:10 (port 1I:box 1:bay 10, 450 GB): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:11 (port 1I:box 1:bay 11, 450 GB, spare): OK
   physicaldrive 1I:1:12 (port 1I:box 1:bay 12, 450 GB, active spare): OK

=> array all show status

array AOK

=> logicaldrive all show status
   logicaldrive 1 (3.7 TB, 5): OK

If you don’t have battery or it takes long to replace it then you should enable no-battery write cache.

ctrl all show detail
hpacucli ctrl slot=0 modify nbwc=enable
hpacucli ctrl slot=0 modify dwc=enable forced

  3 Responses to “Generate ADU report with hpacucli Debian Jessie”

  1. thanks for rthe info

  2. You saved my day brother

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