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Retrieving Array Controller information

James_363
Occasional Contributor

Retrieving Array Controller information

This may be the wrong forum but here goes. I am currently developing an application to ensure our servers have the correct bios version, PSP software, firmware per disk model number and the firmware version for the SmartArray controller. The program will tell an administrator whether or not the server is in compliance with our baseline. I am able to find all of the data except the last item the SmartArray firmware version. If you look at a survey file like the one I am using to get the disk model number and firmware you see this for the controller:
Device 0 ............................. COMPAQ SCSI COMMUNICATE
Logical Unit ID 0 ................... COMPAQ SCSI COMMUNICATE
Device Type ........................ Reserved
Firmware Version ................... CISS

This DL380 actually has a SmartArray 5i with firmware version 2.38 B. If I try and use WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) when I retrieve the SCSI Controller I get lots of information but the HardwareVersion field is blank. So my question is how can I get this information programmatically? I know it is possible and I know HP is doing it because when you run the ACU (Array Controller Utility) you can get the FirmWare version.

Additionally I would like my program to let the administrator know he is compliant when he has a higher version than our baseline. This is easy to do when you have a version or a date because anything greater than will be OK. But when we look at a disk model and Firmware Version it looks like this:

COMPAQ BD0366349C Firmware Version: 3B06

Is that number for the Firmware Version hexadecimal? Some hard drives have Firmware Version which are not hexadecimal like ACJG for instance so I doubt it. Regardless is there a way to map that Firmware Version to a number or date I could use?
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Retrieving Array Controller information

James:

Are you using Verbosity Level 5 when you kick off Survey?
Enjoy!
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Retrieving Array Controller information

Sorry, I hit enter too soon...

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/WebDoc/700/SURVEYUG.PDF

to do it from Command Line:

c:\Survey.exe -fExpert
Enjoy!
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James_363
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Re: Retrieving Array Controller information

John I tried survey -fExpert and you do get more information but not what I am looking for.