Goodbye hpacucli, hello ssacli

  • Mon 05 February 2018
  • misc

Several months ago I wrote a fairly detailed explanation of how to monitor HP server hardware.

Today, I was installing Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) and was a little surprised when:

{% raw %} root@testhost:~# apt-get -y install hpacucli

threw an error. No such package.

Well drat. hphealth installed fine. Time to hit google.

It turns out that as of xenial, hpacucli is deprecated, welcome ssacli.

{% raw %} apt-get install ssacli

ssacli controller all show detail

{% endraw %}

Hey, that takes the same arguments as hpacucli and talks to older controllers. Maybe it's just a rename.