Access HBA H240 controller from VMware ESXi 8.0

Today I show you how to check the status of your harddrives on a HP ProLiant ML110 Gen10 with a HBA H240 controller with VMware ESXi 8.0.


  • HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10
  • HPE Smart Host Bus Adapter H240 HBA
  • VMware ESXi 8.0


  • Download Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) CLI for VMware 7.0 (Link)
  • Enable SSH on your ESXi
  • Copy the zip file to your Host
  • Install and test the component
esxcli software component apply -d /hpessacli-component_5.30.6.0-7.0.0_19303168.zip
ctrl all show config

Smart HBA H240 in Slot 3 (RAID Mode)      (sn: xxxx)

   Internal Drive Cage at Port 1I, Box 1, OK

   Port Name: 1I

   Port Name: 2I

   Array A (SATA, Unused Space: 2  MB)

      logicaldrive 1 (10.92 TB, RAID 5, OK)

      physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SATA HDD, 4 TB, OK)
      physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, SATA HDD, 4 TB, OK)
      physicaldrive 1I:1:3 (port 1I:box 1:bay 3, SATA HDD, 4 TB, OK)
      physicaldrive 1I:1:4 (port 1I:box 1:bay 4, SATA HDD, 4 TB, OK)

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