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Can't create any RAID with ACU CLI for Smart Array P400 on Solaris 10 x86

Matías Cuenca
Occasional Contributor

Can't create any RAID with ACU CLI for Smart Array P400 on Solaris 10 x86

I've installed ACU CLI version 8.25-5.0 on SunOS 5.10 Generic_137138-09 i86pc i386 i86pc with cpqary3 (HP Smart Array Driver Ver 2.0.0) driver module.
With ACU CLI I can delete my Arrays, but I can't add a drive to an array or create any Array with this tool.
In the following lines you can see my configuration and my problem:

1.-
=> ctrl slot=9 show detail

Smart Array P400 in Slot 9
Bus Interface: PCI
Slot: 9
Serial Number: P61630D9SUV1PN
Cache Serial Number: PA82C0H9SUO9V7
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
Controller Status: OK
Chassis Slot:
Hardware Revision: Rev D
Firmware Version: 2.08
Rebuild Priority: Medium
Expand Priority: Medium
Surface Scan Delay: 15 secs
Post Prompt Timeout: 0 secs
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: False


2.-
=> ctrl slot=9 pd all show detail

Smart Array P400 in Slot 9

array A

physicaldrive 1I:1:1
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 1
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD7
Serial Number: 3NM2PMTG000098034H98
Model: HP DG146ABAB4
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS
physicaldrive 1I:1:2
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 2
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD7
Serial Number: 3NM2RW6D00009804JP1Q
Model: HP DG146ABAB4
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS

array B

physicaldrive 1I:1:3
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 3
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD7
Serial Number: 3NM2R89Q00009804J342
Model: HP DG146ABAB4
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS
physicaldrive 1I:1:4
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 4
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD7
Serial Number: 3NM2L98F00009804HYNR
Model: HP DG146ABAB4
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS
physicaldrive 2I:1:5
Port: 2I
Box: 1
Bay: 5
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD7
Serial Number: 3NM2L56P00009803YU0B
Model: HP DG146ABAB4
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS
physicaldrive 2I:1:6
Port: 2I
Box: 1
Bay: 6
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD7
Serial Number: 3NM2RR6900009804JXJT
Model: HP DG146ABAB4
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS

array C

physicaldrive 2I:1:8
Port: 2I
Box: 1
Bay: 8
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD7
Serial Number: 3NM2L4E900009804KP32
Model: HP DG146ABAB4
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS

unassigned

physicaldrive 2I:1:7
Port: 2I
Box: 1
Bay: 7
Status: OK
Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
Interface Type: SAS
Size: 146 GB
Rotational Speed: 10000
Firmware Revision: HPD7
Serial Number: 3NM2R89900009804JL7X
Model: HP DG146ABAB4
PHY Count: 1
PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0GBPS

As the physicaldrive 2I:1:7 doesn't belong to any Array, I should be able to create a new RAID 0 with out tolerance fault. However, it doesn't work:

3.-
=> ctrl slot=9 create type=ld drives=2I:1:7

Error: This command did not complete properly. Please check your configuration for possible hardware or configuration problems. Use the "show" command on devices to show additional details about the configuration.


I have the same problem to add any unassigned drive to any existent Array, or even create a RAID 0, 1 or 5.

What should I do?
1 REPLY
Sunil Kublall
Occasional Visitor

Re: Can't create any RAID with ACU CLI for Smart Array P400 on Solaris 10 x86

here is an example how to create a logical drive with three disks with RAID 5.

ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=1I:1:1,1I:1:2,1I:1:3 raid=5

this worked for me on my situation, you may need to add array information too.

good luck