Pure Storage

Consistent API Experience for On-Premises and the Cloud

In my previous post I discussed how to achieve data mobility between on-premises and the cloud which focused on a Microsoft SQL Server production and dev/test [...]

Tech Preview of the Pure Storage Extension for Windows Admin Center

Today we are announcing the Tech Preview of the Pure Storage Extension for Windows Admin Center! The Pure Storage Extension for Windows Admin Center provides [...]

Updated PureStoragePowerShellToolkit 1808.24

There was a formatting problem discovered by a customer with the New-FlashArrayCapacityReport which is fixed in version 1808.24. The issue was related to [...]

New PowerShell SDK Release 1.13!

I am happy to announce a HUGE release of the PowerShell SDK, version 1.13. With this new release the version naming adopts the REST API version that is [...]

Pure/Hack(1) Kicks-Off!

Today we launched the Pure Storage Hackathon! We ran a hackathon at Pure//Accelerate 2017 and we got a few participants so this year we went a bit bigger to [...]

Updated: 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 [...]

New-FlashArrayCapacityReport cmdlet in Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit 1802.13

New-FlashArrayCapacityReport has been updated in the latest release of the Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit 1802.13. The report that is generated provides a [...]

Check Provisioning Type of a Windows Server Volume

I had a question asked about how to determine whether or not a connected volume to a Windows Server host is thin provisioned or not. I put together the below [...]

“The PowerShell Scripting Song”

There are no words for my appreciation to Chappy, Kyle, Charlies, Jon, Daniel, Arthur, John, Joe and a host of others for creating this song. Enjoy the [...]

Creating Volumes from Protection Group Sources (Part 2)

In Part 1 of creating volumes from Protection Group (PGroup) sources I discussed how to get a specific snapshot to use for a disaster recovery (DR) restore. [...]

Creating Volumes from Protection Group Sources (Part 1)

When creating new volumes (Copy Volume) from a Protection Group snapshot the naming convention is the devil in the details. Below is an example using the [...]

Update! Setup Active Directory Integration with the PowerShell SDK

Update 10/6/2017 — Updated the PowerShell script to support the cmdlets in the PowerShell SDK (1.7.4.0+). --------------- Having Active Directory [...]

Thank you MS_Ignite Attendees!

Microsoft Ignite 2017 was all about the cloud, Office 365, Dynamics 365, Teams, Azure Cloud, Cloud Shell and more. Prefix or suffix a word with "Cloud" and [...]

New Microsoft Platform Guide Released!

I am happy to announce the availability of the new Microsoft Platform Guide on the Pure1 Support site. The new platform guide is a complete re-write from [...]

A Brief History of Time with PowerShell and Pure Storage

September 6, 2017 --- Feeling a little nostalgic today. What an incredible journey the work on our PowerShell SDK has taken over the last 3+ years. It's [...]

Start-Transcript -PathTo ‘Best Practice’

This is just a quick post to recommend that Pure Storage customers or partners working on automation workflows using PowerShell with Server and SAN [...]

New Release! Pure Storage Hybrid Cloud with AWS Design Guide

At Pure//Accelerate 2017 we announced a ton of new innovation, including a new Hybrid Cloud solution for AWS. If you missed it, check out my breakout session [...]

Using Python Toolkit with Visual Studio Code

I have been using Visual Studio Code more than the PowerShell ISE nowadays for script development, C# and a few other projects. I mostly focus on Microsoft [...]

DevOps Pipeline Demo of CloudSnap to AWS

At //Accelerate 2017 we announced a lot of new features for Purity//FA and one of the more interesting is CloudSnap. Omer Asad wrote a great blog that provides [...]

Basic Storage Workflow using Overwrite

This is a follow-up blog based on Overwriting a Volume in Windows Server. ------ Our snapshots offer an incredible amount of flexibility. One of the [...]

New Pure/Code() Slack Team

Update 7/5/2017 -- Added https://pscodeinvite.azurewebsites.net/ using slackin for quick and easy sign-up! Along with the upcoming hackathon we have [...]

Cisco PowerTool for setting up FlashStack Virtual Server Infrastructure

This is a great example of using the Cisco UCS PowerTool Suite for Microsoft PowerShell to setup a FlashStack. The Cisco UCS manager can be a bit overwhelming [...]

Using Protection Groups with VSS Snapshots

A common question I get about the Pure Storage Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) provider is; "How can I replicate a VSS snapshot?" Our VSS provider takes [...]

Pure Storage PowerShell SDK 1.7.4.0 Released

This new release adds support for connecting to Pure Storage FlashArray using IPv6. The only change in the connectivity process using New-PfaArray is using an [...]

New! Scale-Out Files Services with Windows Storage Server 2016

Rolling out of the lab and into production a new Pure Storage reference architecture (Download) for deploying a highly-available and scale-out Microsoft® [...]

New! FlashStack™ Mini CI for Microsoft Applications with Hyper-V

Hot off the presses, the new FlashStack™ Mini Converged Infrastructure Design Guide for Microsoft Applications with Hyper-V (Download). This new FlashStack [...]

Pure Storage Non-Disruptive Video Series – Chapter 3, the FINALE!

The final chapter in the Non-Disruptive Video Series is now available! In this chapter we focus on upgrading from a Pure Storage FlashArray//m20 to a [...]

Pure Storage PowerShell ISE Add-on

We all have ideas we all come up with daily based on customer interactions, self-learning or working with engineering. But the chance to make one of those [...]

Simple Provisioning Script to Create Multiple Volumes and Adding to a PGroup

Got this question today that a customer was looking for a provisioning script that allowed them to create several hundred volumes with assigned prefixes and [...]

New Release! Pure Storage PowerShell SDK 1.6.6.0

This new release of the Pure Storage PowerShell SDK provides easier access to IO and Space reporting metrics. For those customers that are interested in [...]

Checking for Active Remote Assist Session

Pure Storage support uses Remote Assist to help customers upgrade and troubleshoot should an issue arise. There have been a few requests from our System [...]

Ignite, Ignite, Ignite

Microsoft Ignite is always a great show because I finally get a chance to nerd out with like minded people. This year I am even more excited because of the [...]

Find All Disconnected Volumes

Updates 5/2/2017 - Added size of disconnected volume output. 5/1/2017 - Fixed bugs. There are many ways to determine what volumes are connected to a host [...]

Retrieving Members of Directory Service Configuration

Once Pure Storage FlashArray Directory Services has been configured seeing who has been added to the different defined groups (Array_Admin_Group, [...]

Always Use VIR IP for Pure Storage SMI-S Provider

When using the Pure Storage SMI-S Provider ALWAYS use the VIR IP address. The SMI-S Provider runs on the Active (Primary) controller and using the VIR IP [...]

Pure Storage + HoloLens

I’m so excited, it’s already been fun to develop demos for the capabilities of the Pure Storage platform but now its time for some new demos. First off, [...]

Setting up System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 with Pure Storage

We introduced support for Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) with the release of Purity 4.6. I covered the Pure Storage SMI-S Provider [...]

Pure Storage Non-Disruptive Video Series – Chapter 2

The next chapter in the Non-Disruptive Video Series is now available! In this chapter we focus on upgrading from a Pure Storage FlashArray FA-420 to a [...]

Correlate a Volume to Source Snapshot

I received a request from a customer to determine what snapshot is the source of a created volume. Before I dig into how to determine the correlation using the [...]

Integration of Pure Storage with SolarWinds®

All-flash arrays are the new normal in the data center. Pure Storage simplicity meets SolarWinds® end-to-end IT infrastructure management After several [...]

Updated Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit

I have updated the Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit with a new cmdlet for testing Windows Server settings based on our best practices. The new release can be [...]

Pure Storage Non-Disruptive Video Series – Chapter 1

Since joining Pure Storage I've been able to work on very interesting projects but the Non-Disruptive Video Series has been one of my favorites. The goal of [...]

What Volume is Connected to What Host?

There was a Pure1 Community forum question asking how to identify what volume is connected to what host? Here are some simple scripts to display with no [...]

Demonstration of New Microsoft Azure Integration

During the Pure//Accelerate 2016 conference we announced the  Pure Storage Hybrid All-Flash Cloud with Microsoft Azure. During the conference we presented [...]

Pure Storage Python Toolkit with BASH on Windows 10

Microsoft recently announced the new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316 which includes the ability to run native bash on Ubuntu on Windows. First off [...]

Where are the Pure Storage SDKs and Toolkits?

I have received a lot of questions recently about the locations of the various SDKs and Toolkits for the Pure Storage® Windows PowerShell modules. There [...]

New Pure Storage PowerShell SDK Release

Today we released the new Pure Storage® PowerShell SDK 1.5. This new release addresses some core changes to the SDK that include: Upgraded to support [...]

Announcing: Pure Storage All-Flash Cloud for Microsoft Azure

Today is an exciting day at Pure Storage! Holding our 1st User Conference: Pure//Accelerate; announcing new products: FlashArray//m10 and FlashBlade; along [...]

Misconception of Microsoft Exchange Server support with Pure Storage FlashArray

The question from customers that consistently comes up is regarding support for Microsoft Exchange Server with a Pure Storage FlashArray. The simple answer is [...]

Pure Storage 40,000 Mailbox Resiliency Storage Solution (ESRP)

Unlike traditional disk based storage solutions where various arrays are designed to address specific customer profiles, FlashArray//m is designed to [...]
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