Installing HP Array Configuration Utility (HP ACU) on Ubuntu

Updated for 16.04.

This guide will help you get up and running with HP’s command line Array Configuration Utility (ACU) on Ubuntu.  This guide may will be especially useful if you have an HP Proliant server, or an HP P400 \ P410 RAID card or similar.

Install the HP Linux Repository

Install HP Linux Repository GPG Key

 Prepare For The Installation

Install Packages

HP Array Configuration Utility Is Now Installed!

If you’ve never used the Array Configuration Utility before, here’s a cheat sheet for the commands you might want:

I may do a write-up on some of the more useful commands at a later time.  For now, here’s what you should try to see if everything’s working.  (Along with sample output from my server.)

I may do some subsequent write-ups on the HP Array Configuration Utility.  Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section, but please keep in mind that I’m still learning to use this tool as well.

14 Thoughts on “Installing HP Array Configuration Utility (HP ACU) on Ubuntu

  1. aprogrammer on March 5, 2014 at 3:59 AM said:

    Thanks. You can also use repos as write here –
    echo ‘deb precise main’ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raid.list
    This repo has almost all raid monitoring utils for all type of raids! Regards.

  2. grateful on June 17, 2014 at 11:24 PM said:

    Thank you very much for this helpful writeup!

  3. The new repo for ubuntu 16.04
    deb xenial/current non-free

    please not that root domain changed from to

  4. Gary Allen Vollink on March 23, 2018 at 7:14 PM said:

    Just to mention the new download link for the repository key has changed. Check the latest link from the HPE main page:

  5. Jon P on June 6, 2018 at 11:54 AM said:

    Thank you for the post… Unfortunately, I get the error that the following packages: cpqacuxe , hpacucli, and hpsmh are not found in HP depository. We are running Ubunty 16.04 LTS.

    Any advises on how to fix this issue.

    • Kirk Schnable Kirk Schnable on June 8, 2018 at 3:03 PM said:

      I believe some of the packages aren’t maintained anymore for new distributions. I believe the replacement for hpacucli is hpssacli, but older cards like the P400 are no longer supported by this utility.

  6. Clueless Homelab manager on April 13, 2019 at 9:05 PM said:

    Hello just trying to follow your tutorial now.

    i keep receiving this error “bash: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hp.list: Permission denied”

    Any idea how to move forward?

    System uses B320i Raid controller

    • Kirk Schnable Kirk Schnable on May 14, 2019 at 6:03 PM said:

      Can you provide some context for the error? It sounds like you are attempting to execute a sources.list file. That file won’t execute anyways so I suspect a command is being run incorrectly here.

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