Month: March 2015

Windows Server Failover Clusters, Disk Signatures & Snapshots

Leveraging snapshots to create new volumes that can be used on the same host or other hosts is an important feature as it allows for business and deployment [...]

Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit 2.5.0.324

For those users of the PowerShell Toolkit this release has two significant changes: Support for PSCredential FlashArray parameter is now [...]

3rd Party ISV Integration

As Pure Storage continues to innovate and extend our core platform it provides many opportunities to integrate or automate functional areas. Two publicly [...]

Hack: Windows Live Writer 2012

I use Windows Live Writer as my blog editor. I self host WordPress.org on Windows Azure and appreciate the editing features and easy integration. Although I [...]

Quick Start Guide for the Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit

The interest in the PowerShell Toolkit has grown over the last several months and I wanted to take a moment to provide some guidance on how to get started [...]

Using Pure Storage PowerShell with Windows Server 2008 R2

I have received a few questions about using the Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit with Windows Server 2008 R2 since by default it only comes with Windows [...]

New SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group Reference Architecture

This document provides a reference architecture for deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups on a Pure Storage FlashArray. This [...]

Quick Toolkit Update

I just fixed an issue with the Restore-PfaProtectionGroupVolumeSnapshots cmdlet or alias restorepgsnap. This cmdlet supports restoring volume snapshots from [...]

PowerCLI Actions

I dusted off some of the initial work that we (@CodyHosterman) did with the PowerCLI Actions Fling and initially we had some challenges with our 1.0 toolkit [...]

Toolkit Minor Update

I just uploaded new packages to v2.8.0.430 GitHub (v2.4.0.305). I had some recent exchange with a user of the toolkit and updated a few cmdlets to adhere to [...]

Update-Help Implemented in Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit

Documentation and examples are what I consider to be the most important element to any PowerShell library. Although I implemented a comprehensive Get-Help [...]

Restoring Protection Group Volume Snapshots

FlashRecover protection groups can be defined at all the different object levels the FlashArray supports; volumes, hosts and host groups. Whenever a snapshot [...]