While I was installing the latest SPP Service Pack for Proliant 2013.09 on my servers, I noticed the installation of a component that I never saw before in the previous SPP releases : HP Smart Storage Administrator.
After having installed and started the installation, it seemed that this SSA is the replacement for the good old ACU Array Configuration Utility.
The layout of the tool seems to be the same as we found already in the new HP SUM 6.0, Insight Control Server Provisioning and he recently announced HP Oneview.
The main screen of HP SSA is divided into three major parts: the header, a left pane, and a right pane. While the header is accessible from anywhere in the application, the left and right panes change dynamically to present relevant options and information.
All the features we had in ACU can be found also in SSA…
It is obvious HP changed also this tool to allign the way of working in all HP server management tools the same…
So don’t worry when you update your servers, check out this little nice utility!