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Hp Smart Array P410i License Keyl


How to Upgrade Your HP Smart Array P410i Controller with a License Key




If you have a HP Smart Array P410i controller in your server, you may be wondering how to unlock its full potential and enhance its performance and data protection features. The answer is to install a license key that enables the HP Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP) functionality.




Hp Smart Array P410i License Keyl



SAAP is a software package that provides additional features for your HP Smart Array controller, such as RAID 6, RAID 60, Advanced Capacity Expansion, Drive Erase, and more. These features can improve the reliability, security, and efficiency of your storage system.


However, to use SAAP, you need to purchase a license key from HP and install it on your controller. In this article, we will show you how to do that step by step.


What You Need




Before you start, make sure you have the following:


  • A HP Smart Array P410i controller in your server. You can check this by opening the Array Configuration Utility (ACU) and selecting the controller from the Controller/Device menu.



  • A minimum of 256MB cache and battery kit, or Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC), on your controller. SAAP is not available on Zero Memory Configurations.



  • A valid license key for SAAP. You can purchase one from HP or from an authorized reseller.



  • An internet connection to download the latest firmware and drivers for your controller.



How to Install the License Key




Once you have everything ready, follow these steps to install the license key on your controller:


  • Download and install the latest firmware and drivers for your controller from the HP website. This will ensure compatibility and stability with SAAP.



  • Open ACU and click the Configuration tab.



  • Select your controller from the Controller/Device menu.



  • In the Available Tasks panel, click Manage License Keys.



  • Click Add License Key.



  • Enter your license key number. You can find it on the license certificate or email that you received from HP or your reseller.



  • Click Save. The license key will be installed on your controller and SAAP will be activated.



How to Use SAAP Features




After installing the license key, you can use the following features on your controller:


  • RAID 6 (ADG): This is a RAID level that provides double parity protection for your data. It can tolerate up to two simultaneous drive failures without losing any data. It is recommended for applications that require high availability and fault tolerance.



  • RAID 60: This is a RAID level that combines RAID 6 and RAID 0. It provides both double parity protection and striping for increased performance and capacity. It is recommended for applications that require both high availability and high performance.



  • Advanced Capacity Expansion: This is a feature that allows you to add more drives to an existing array without deleting or re-creating it. You can use this feature to increase the storage capacity of your array without losing any data or downtime.



  • Drive Erase: This is a feature that allows you to securely erase all data on a drive before disposing of it or re-using it. It overwrites all sectors on the drive with random data, making it impossible to recover any data from it.



  • Performance optimization for video on demand: This is a feature that optimizes the performance of your controller for streaming video applications. It reduces latency and improves throughput for sequential read operations.



To configure these features, please refer to the Controller and/or Array Configuration Utility user guide.


How to Check the Status of Your License Key




If you want to verify that your license key is installed and working properly, you can use the ACU or the Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) CLI to check the status of your controller. Here are the steps to do that:


  • Open ACU or SSA CLI and select your controller from the Controller/Device menu.



  • In the Available Tasks panel, click More Information.



  • Click License Information. You will see the details of your license key, such as the feature name, license type, key version, key created date, key installed date, and days in demo license.



  • If your license key is valid and active, you will see a Status: OK message. If your license key is expired or invalid, you will see a Status: Failed message.



If you have any issues with your license key, please contact HP support or your reseller for assistance.


How to Remove the License Key




If you want to remove the license key from your controller for any reason, such as transferring it to another controller or deactivating SAAP features, you can use the ACU or the SSA CLI to do that. Here are the steps to do that:


  • Open ACU or SSA CLI and select your controller from the Controller/Device menu.



  • In the Available Tasks panel, click Manage License Keys.



  • Select the license key that you want to remove and click Delete License Key.



  • Confirm your action by clicking Yes. The license key will be removed from your controller and SAAP features will be disabled.



Note that removing the license key will not affect your existing arrays or data, but it will prevent you from creating or modifying arrays with SAAP features. You can reinstall the license key at any time if you want to use SAAP features again.


How to Find a License Key for Your Controller




If you don't have a license key for your controller yet, but you want to use SAAP features, you can purchase one from HP or from an authorized reseller. Here are some ways to find a license key for your controller:


  • Visit the HP website and search for your controller model. You will see a list of compatible products and accessories, including license keys. You can order online or contact a sales representative for more information.



  • Visit the HP Smart Array Advanced Pack webpage and click Buy Now. You will see a list of available license keys and their prices. You can order online or contact a sales representative for more information.



  • Contact your HP reseller or distributor and ask for a license key for your controller. They will provide you with the best option and price for your needs.



Once you have purchased a license key, you will receive a license certificate or email with the license key number and instructions on how to install it on your controller.


How to Get Support for Your Controller and License Key




If you have any questions or issues with your controller or license key, you can get support from HP or your reseller. Here are some ways to get support:


  • Visit the HP Support Center website and search for your controller model. You will see a list of resources and tools, such as manuals, drivers, firmware, troubleshooting guides, FAQs, forums, and more.



  • Visit the HP Smart Storage Administrator webpage and download the latest version of the software. You can use it to manage and monitor your controller and license key, as well as perform diagnostics and updates.



  • Contact HP support by phone, chat, or email. You will need to provide your product name, serial number, model number, and license key number. You can find these information on the label of your controller or on the license certificate or email.



  • Contact your HP reseller or distributor by phone, chat, or email. They will provide you with technical assistance and warranty service for your controller and license key.



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