Pure Storage FlashArray installation
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In case of usage of Virtual Appliance
- Use local account lpar2rrd for hosting of STOR2RRD on the virtual appliance
- Use /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd as the product home
If you would like to test beta then contact as at email@example.com.
The product uses REST API interface natively provided by the storage to get all necessary data.
Allow access from the STOR2RRD host to the storage on port 443 (https).
$ perl /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/bin/conntest.pl 192.168.1.1 443 Connection to "192.168.1.1" on port "443" is ok
Create user stor2rrd on the storage in read-only group .
You have to create stor2rrd user in Active Directory as there cannot be created new users on the storage and then map it to read-only group on the storage.
You might even use pureuser which is available on the storage locally, but it has admin rights.
Integrating Active Directory with the Pure Storage FlashArray.
STOR2RRD storage configuration
- All actions below under stor2rrd user (lpar2rrd on Virtual Appliance)
Uncomment (remove the hash) example line and adjust it:
$ vi /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/etc/storage-list.cfg # # Pure Storage # # Storage Alias:PURE:IP or hostname:storage user:encrypted password:VOLUME_AGG_DATA_LIM:VOLUME_AGG_IO_LIM:SAMPLE_RATE_MINS # to encrypt password use: perl ./bin/spasswd.pl #purestorage-alias01:PURE:pure_host.example.com:stor2rrd:IT5gYGAK:1024:10: #purestorage-alias01:PURE:pure_host.example.com:stor2rrd:IT5gYGAK purestorage-alias01:PURE:192.168.1.1:stor2rrd:IT5gYGAK
Use encrypted password in storage line above, encrypt it like this:
$ perl bin/spasswd.pl Encode password for storage authentication: ------------------------------------------- Enter password: Re-enter password: Copy the following string to the password field of the corresponding line in etc/storage-list.cfg: IT5gYGAK
Assure you have enough of disk space on the filesystem where is STOR2RRD installed
Roughly you might count 2 - 30 GB per a storage (it depends on number of volumes, 30GB for 5000 volumes)
$ df -g /home # AIX $ df -h /home # Linux
Check storage connectivity
$ cd /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd $ ./bin/config_check.sh purestorage-alias01 ===================== STORAGE: purestorage-alias01 : PURE ===================== connection ok
- Schedule to run storage agent from stor2rrd crontab (lpar2rrd on Virtual Appliance, it might already exist there)
$ crontab -e # Pure Storage agent 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_pureperf.sh > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load_pureperf.out
$ crontab -e # STOR2RRD GUI 0 * * * * /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load.sh > /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd/load.out 2>&1
Let run the storage agent for 15 - 20 minutes to get data, then:
$ cd /home/stor2rrd/stor2rrd $ ./load.sh
- Go to the web GUI: http://<your web server>/stor2rrd/
Use Ctrl-F5 to refresh the web browser cache.