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How to install HP Array Config Utility (ACU) on XenServer 6.0 or XenServer 6.5

Get and install the software first:

If you have XenServer 6.0, you can get it with the commands below.

cd /tmp
rpm -ihv hpsmh-7.3.0-9.i386.rpm
rpm -ihv cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.i386.rpm

For XenServer 6.5 you need 64-bit versions of these archives:

cd /tmp
rpm -ihv hpsmh-7.2.2-8.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ihv cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.x86_64.rpm

And for XenServer 7+:

cd /tmp
rpm -ihv hpsmh-7.6.0-11.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ihv cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.x86_64.rpm

After installing the software for your version of XenServer, make sure ACU traffic is allowed:

vi /etc/sysconfig/iptables

Search for:

-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

Insert the line below right before the line found:

-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 2381 -j ACCEPT

Restart iptables:

service iptables restart

Start the GUI tools

/etc/init.d/hpsmhd start
cpqacuxe -R

Access HP Array Config Utility through:


You should be able to login using your root-account and the password you set for it.

Update 26-09-2015: Added instructions for XenServer 6.5. Thanks Juergen!

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  1. Dimitris Mingos Dimitris Mingos

    I followed your instructions.
    Installed fine.
    BUT I am unable to load the web interface.
    Any suggestions
    Thank you

  2. Dimitris Mingos Dimitris Mingos

    Hi again.
    The problem was that you need to Restart the firewall service:
    # service iptables restart
    and then type at your browser

    abd you can see the hp array configuration interface.

  3. I tried and it works!!! Thanks for the info!!!

  4. Stephan Stephan

    I followed all instructions but get an error “AH00558: hpsmhd: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using”
    All the hints pointing to apache configuration failed.
    Maybe there is an easy solution?
    Thank you very much.

    • Hi Stephan,

      The apache module, that’s part of the package always comes up with that message and it is a warning that can be ignored. It should still work though.

      Btw, I noticed the the tricks I described in the blog also don’t play nice with XenServer 6.5. I guess it’s time to consider this information outdated. I’m sorry about that.


  5. Juergen Juergen

    How can it work with Xen server 6.5? It is 64 bit. I cant find the HP cpqacuxe 64bit.

  6. Jarno Jarno

    Thanks for this item, I’m almost there, but when I give the start hpsmhd command I get this error:

    [[email protected]]# /etc/init.d/hpsmhd start
    bash: /etc/init.d/hpsmhd: No such file or directory

    In the init.d directory there’s no hpsmhd item.
    What went wrong?

    It’s Xen 6.5 on a HP Proliant DL380G6 by the way.

    • Jarno Jarno

      Ah wait, there’s an error above:

      Detected Xen Server 6.5.0-90233c
      The zlib package or binaries are missing!
      Please install the zlib-1.1.4 or later RPM package.
      Required Packages are missing!
      error: %pre(hpsmh-7.3.0-9.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
      error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping hpsmh-7.3.0-9
      [[email protected] tmp]# rpm -ihv cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.i386.rpm
      error: Failed dependencies: is needed by cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.i386 is needed by cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.i386 is needed by cpqacuxe-9.40-12.0.i386

      • Jarno Jarno

        Installed HP SNMP Agents and HP Systems Management Homepage on XenServer, now it works!

  7. Rhys Rhys

    Great article. Does exactly what is says on the tin!

  8. Steve Steve

    in your steps for 6.5 I notice you use a different version of the hpsmh in the wget command compared to the rpm command when installing the file. I suspect you mean to reference the file juergen mentions and in the wget .

    6.5 should show to run
    rpm -ihv hpsmh-7.2.2-8.x86_64.rpm

    • Thanks for letting me know Steve. I’m afraid I did some bad copying and pasting some time ago. I’ve corrected the post using your input. Excellent! 🙂


  9. Hans Hans

    I wonder why you use the CentOS packages for Xenserver 6.5? I thougt 6.5 was Redhat based. I did not get it to work on a Proliant DL180 G9. It installed and I could access the website, but the tool could not find the controller and disks.

  10. Luke Luke

    Thanks very much! Works perfectly!

  11. Felippe Silvestre Felippe Silvestre

    Change links to

  12. Renzo Renzo

    Installed in xpc-ng 8.2 on hp dl380 gen 6. and in Xenserver 7.1 on hp dl380 gen 6.
    It works fine. But after a reboot cpqacuxe not start and I must lunch again it from a console.

    There is an option for make it persistent?
    I have tried to put it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local but with no success.

    here te content of rc.local

    # It is highly advisable to create own systemd services or udev rules
    # to run scripts during boot instead of using this file.
    # In contrast to previous versions due to parallel execution during boot
    # this script will NOT be run after all other services.
    # Please note that you must run ‘chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.local’ to ensure
    # that this script will be executed during boot.

    touch /var/lock/subsys/local
    cpqacuxe -R

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