My journey in understanding FlashArray REST API 2.x Authentication was full of bumps, confusion and frustration. Here is how I progressed in figuring out how to authenticate with Oauth2 to issue REST API 2.14 requests.
There are some new REST API’s for vVols objects in Pure Storage’s FlashArray REST API 2.14! Specifically operations for virtual-machines and virtual-machine-snapshots. I won’t lie, the hardest part for me was figuring out how to use REST 2.0 with the FlashArray. The change from using standard authentication to using Oauth2 for REST 2.0 took some time. I had a lot of fun playing around and learning about them and want to share that process!
VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) and FlashArray based replication will now be supported with Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.3! Along with the ability to leverage the API calls for SPBM Failover and Reverse operations for vVols with PowerCLI or vRO, SRM will now support the SRM recovery workflows with vVols and array based replication.
One of the common questions I’m asked with regards to VVols on Pure Storage is “Can I rename the Data Volume on the FlashArray? If I do, what happens?”. Now, why would you want to rename the volume on the array? When Virtual Volumes are provisioned on the FlashArray they are given a “hash” that […]