System administration/ProLiant

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Proliant is a popular x86 brand of server computers sell by HP with advanced features:

HP provide drivers a software for managing servers such as Management Component Pack which includes [2]

  • HP online configuration utility (hponcfg)
  • Agentless Management Service amsd
  • Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) ssa[3]
  • Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) CLI ssacli[4]
  • Smart Storage Administrator Diagnostic Utility (SSADU) CLI ssaducli.

To install them follow installation instructions[5]: apt-get install hponcfg amsd ssa ssacli ssaducli

Binaries provides by amsd package: amsd_rev amsd smad cpqiScsi smad_rev ahslog mr_cpqScsi


  1. Read about different Proliant models and other competitors such as: Dell, IBM or Supermicro.
  2. Identify characteristics of most popular models: DL380 and DL580.
    1. Read DL380 Gen10 User Guide:
    2. Read HP iLO User Guide:
  3. Install latest LTS Ubuntu Server and install HP Management Component Pack
  4. Access to iLO
  5. Remove a disk from your redundant storage array and review OS logs and verify output from ssacli ctrl slot=0 pd all show status
  6. Read page about HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controllers

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