Purity//FA comes with Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

Offloaded Data Transfers (ODX) was introduced in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 to provide direct data transfer within or between storage arrays by bypassing the host system. By offloading any file transfer operations on the host system ODX helps to reduce host side latency, leverage the storage array throughput and reduce CPU and networking resources on the [...]

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Set Remote Desktop, IEESec, Windows Firewall and MPIO using PowerShell

As I add more virtual machines and physical servers to my Microsoft environment there are a few Windows features/settings I tend to always tweak for my own needs: Remote [...]

Get Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) or HotFix Information

@8arkz -- June 20/17 -- Added new Get-HotFix cmdlet details and example output from both methods. Recently I have been tracking down all the updates that I have applied to [...]

Attach/Detach SQL Server Databases with PowerShell

@8arkz -- June 20/17 -- I need to re-write this to use the new PowerShell SDK. --- While working on the early testing for the SQL Server 2012 Reference Architecture I [...]

Simple Snapshot & Retention Management with PowerShell

@8arkz -- June 20/17 -- This was the start of all things Windows PowerShell at Pure Storage. Pretty cool to look back at some posts and see how it all got [...]

Windows PowerShell + Purity CLI = Invoke-PureVolSnap

@8arkz -- June 20/17 -- PowerShell Toolkit 0.1 implementing FlashRecover Snapshots for SQL Server. I’ve been focusing on some automation scripts over the last week and [...]

Building the 1st Gen PureTEC and Solutions Engineering Lab

I had the best Christmas at home and at Pure. The week before Christmas I spent time racking the gear and getting everything squared away so I could start building out the [...]

Getting SQL Server 2012 BPA working on Windows Server 2012 R2

I’ve been building out some new servers with Windows Server 2012 R2 to start working on a new Microsoft SQL Server Reference Architecture on Pure Storage and after [...]

Get HBA information using Windows PowerShell

I was setting up a new Pure Storage FA-420 array this past week and needed the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) information, specifically the WWNodeName and WWPortName for the QLogic [...]