I need to set the RAID configurations of a HP machine during the provisioning process of OS deployment. I have come across a tool named Praid.exe but having read the documentation I get the impression it is only usable on IBM RAID configurations.

Has anyone set the RAID configurationsfor a HP device during provisioning? or does anyone know of a tool that may offer the ability to do so?

I am using WinPE environment post-OS.

Thanks in advance for any help.


HP provides the Array Configuration Utility, which contains a CLI component you can use to configure the RAID devices. You would need to bundle these tools into your WinPE WIM or make them available via a network share.

  • Thank you very much. It looks like this was exactly what I was looking for. – JHamill Oct 25 '11 at 10:45

Upgrade the RAID controller firmware. The newest revisions add access to the hpacucli command line utility during the BIOS screen. Otherwise, you could automate your SmartStart installs. Look for the conrep utility.


Is this on an HP Proliant server ?

If so, just pop in the SmartStart CD/DVD and go.

"HP machine" is uselessly vague.

  • This is part of an imaging process so the idea is to have the process unattended and without the need to pop in a CD/DVD. – JHamill Oct 25 '11 at 10:44
  • So insert the SmartStart CD and install/copy the components you need to your image. – adaptr Oct 25 '11 at 11:02
  • Interesting idea... – JHamill Oct 25 '11 at 11:13

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