You would have come across a lot of instances of hard disk failures of your physical servers. It is necessary to generate HP ADU (Array Diagnostics Report) on the HP server and send it to your hardware vendor to get it analysed and troubleshoot or replace the failed hard disk. It is really easy in Windows servers by just login to the server and run the ADU report using the GUI but we need to know how to generate the ADU report for ESXi host hard disk failures. This post will guide you step by step procedure to generate HP ADU report in ESXi host using HPACUCLI utility which is part of HP ESXi Utilities Offline bundle for VMware ESXi 5.
HP ESXi Utilities Offline bundle for VMware ESXi 5 will be available as part of HP customized ESXi installer image but if it is not a HP customized ESXi image then you may need to download and install HP ESXi Utilities Offline bundle for VMware ESXi 6. It downloads the HP ESXi Utilities Offline bundle Zip file.This ZIp file contains 3 different utilities HPONCFG , HPBOOTCFG and HPACUCLI utilities for remote online configuration of servers.
HPONCFG can be used to set up and reconfigure the iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) management controller of a server.
HPBOOTCFG can be used to set up the boot configuration for the server.
HPACUCLI can be used in the configuration of HP Smart Array controllers and attached storage
You can donwload HPACUCLI utility directly and Upload the VIB file into your ESXi host and execute the below command to install the HPACUCLI utility.
esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/hpacucli-9.40-12.0.vib
Once it is installed. Browse towards the directory /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin and type the below command
/opt/hp/hpacucli/bin # ./hpacucli
Execute the below command to save the ADU report on the /tmp with the filename called “report.zip”
ctrl all diag file=/tmp/report.zip ris=on xml=on zip=on
Thats it !!! we are done with generating ADU report for your ESXi host. Send it your hardware vendor to troubleshoot your disk failure issues. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading !!!!