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HP ProLiant Smart Storage - How to get Enable the Smart Array Advanced Pack



HP ProLiant Smart Array Controllers can utilize the HP Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP). 


SAAP delivers value added software features to further enhance performance, reliability, and availability of customer data such as RAID 6 and Advanced Capacity Expansion to name a few. You can get an evaluation copy of SAAP key here


HP Smart Array Advanced Pack is ideal for customers utilizing SAS Smart Array Controllers and looking to further fine tune and protect their storage environments.


Watch as Michael Haselden, HP Software engineer on the Smart Storage Application team, demonstrates how to enable the Smart Array Advanced Pack licensable features using ACU-CLI.





Mike provides steps in discovering the SAAP license via ACU-CLI  with the following simple commands: 


  • Set target ctrl slot – 3 – this command sets the ACU CLI to discover information about the Controller in Slot 3
  • Show – this command provides all information about slot 3
  • Help license key – this command shows license key formats
  • lk all show   - this command shows license keys that would be enabled on this slot
  • add lk = “insert license key” – this command adds the license key


More detailed information for using ACU-CLI can be found here:

Configuring Arrays on Hp Smart Array Controllers Reference Guide



How are you using SAAP?


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