I see a fair amount of requests around how to do different things with VMware PowerCLI and the Pure Storage PowerShell SDK. How do I correlate a VMFS to a volume? How do I create a new VMFS? How do I expand? Etc.

To help our customers I have written a module that includes a lot of the common operations people might need to “connect” PowerCLI to our PowerShell SDK.

The module is called Cody.PureStorage.FlashArray.VMware.

There are a couple of places you can download this. The best option is the PowerShell gallery! This allows you to use install-module to automatically install the module. It requires PowerCLI and the PureStorage PowerShell SDK to be installed, the Pure Storage PowerShell SDK will be automatically installed when you do install-module if it is not already.

You can also manually get it here:

https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/Cody.PureStorage.FlashArray.VMware/

If you do not have internet access on the machine, you can manually download it from my GitHub:

https://github.com/codyhosterman/powercli/blob/master/Cody.PureStorage.FlashArray.VMware.psm1 

The cmdlet will help you connect PowerCLI commands (like get-datastore or get-vmhost) to operations you might want to do on the FlashArray. The cmdlets support pipeline input for most variables (datastores, FlashArray connections, ESXi hosts, etc.).

I will be working on adding more and more to this!

Use either get-help or get-command to see the details:

As new versions come out, just simply run:

 

The version 1.0.0.2 has the following cmdlets:

get-faVolumeNameFromVvolUuid Returns a FlashArray volume object from a entered VVol UUID
new-pureflasharrayRestSession Creates a REST session to a FlashArray. Allows you to make REST calls to the FlashArray that the PowerShell SDK does not yet natively support.
remove-pureflasharrayRestSession Removes a FlashArray session.
get-vmdkFromWindowsDisk Takes in a drive letter and returns the corresponding virtual disk object of the Windows VM.
new-faHostFromVmHost Creates a FlashArray host from the initiators of a given ESXi host.
get-faHostFromVmHost Returns the corresponding FlashArray host object of an entered ESXi host.
get-faHostGroupfromVcCluster Returns the corresponding FlashArray host group object of an entered ESXi host cluster.
new-faHostGroupfromVcCluster Creates a FlashArray host group from the initiators of a given ESXi host cluster.
set-vmHostPureFaiSCSI Configures iSCSI targets and best practices of a FlashArray on an ESXi host.
set-clusterPureFAiSCSI Configures iSCSI targets and best practices of a FlashArray on an ESXi host cluster.
get-faVolfromVMFS Returns the FlashArray volume that hosts a VMFS datastore.
new-faVolVmfs Creates a new FlashArray volume and presents it to a VMware cluster and formats it with VMFS
add-faVolVmfsToCluster Adds an existing VMFS to another VMware cluster.
set-faVolVmfsCapacity Resizes a FlashArray volume and grows the VMFS on it.