Install HP ACU CLI on Debian

In order to install the HP Array Controller CLI on Debian Wheezy you must connect with PuTTy or login to the terminal on the desired Debian Server. Next you will run the commands below to add the Debian HP/Proliant repository to your system and install hpacucli.

# download the GPG key of the repository:
wget -O /tmp/proliant.gpg
# add downloaded key to apt
apt-key add /tmp/proliant.gpg
# create apt sources file for HP/Proliant repo
echo -e "deb wheezy/current non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/proliant.sources.list
# update apt & install hpacucli package
apt-get update && apt-get install hpacucli

As of this writing version 9.40 is the newest Array Controller CLI from HP available in the repo. To access the hpacucli shell simply run hpacucli in terminal. Please see our HP ACU Command Line Reference for details on usage. Information on the Debain ProLiant HP repository can be found here.

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10 thoughts on “Install HP ACU CLI on Debian

  1. Please add this info to your article as I had issues with missing signatures and pub key. The exact error when you hit “apt-get update” was:
    W: GPG error: jessie/current Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY C208ADDE26C2B797

    You can fix that when you add below keys 😉 … actually only the last one did the trick for me.

    curl | apt-key add –
    curl | apt-key add –
    curl | apt-key add –
    curl | apt-key add –


      1. the first one is ok to change, but the critical is the one in the apt source file, you need to change that one also

  2. To anyone else stumbling by, the new tool is now called hpssacli and is installable from the jessie repo at the above

    1. Thanks for the update, Evan. I also noticed that using “wheezy/current” didn’t work, but switching to jessie/current did, for anyone running into issues where hpssacli package “cannot be found.” Thanks again, Evan.

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