Provision vSphere Datastores on Pure Storage Volumes with Powershell

A week or so ago our Pure Storage powershell guru Barkz @purepowershell sent out some examples of using Powershell to get information via the Pure Storage REST API. My brain immediately started to think how we could combine this with PowerCLI to get a script to create the LUN on Pure and then the datastore on vSphere. So now provision away with Powershell! You know, if that is what you like to do. We also have a vCenter plugin if you like that better.

So now you can take this code and put it into a file New-PSDataStore.ps1

What we are doing:

  1. Login to vCenter and the REST API for the Array.
  2. Create the Volume on the Flash Array.
  3. Place the new volume in the Hostgroup with your ESX cluster.
  4. Rescan the host.
  5. Create the new Datastore.

Required parameters:

-FlashArray The name of your array -vCenter Name of your vCenter host -vCluster Name of the cluster your hosts are in. If you don’t have clusters (what?) you will need to modify the script slightly. -HostGroup The name of the hostgroup in the Pure Flash Array. -VolumeName Name of the volume and datastore -VolumeSize  Size of the volume. This requires denoting the G for Gigabytes or T or Terabytes -pureUser The Pure FlashArray username -pureUser The Pure FlashArray  password

[powershell]

example usage

#.\new-PSdatastore.ps1 -FlashArray “Array” -vCenter “vcenter” -vCluster “clustername” -HostGroup “HostGroup” -VolumeName “NewVol” -VolumeSize 500G -pureUser pureuser -purePass purepass #On the Volume Size parameter you must include the letter after the number I have tested G for Gigabytes and T for Terabytes #Special thanks to Barkz www.themicrosoftdude.com @themsftdude for the kickstart on the API calls. #Find me @jon_2vcps on the twitters. Please make this script better.

If you do not have a stored PowerCLI credential you will be prompted for the vCenter credentials.

#Not an official supported Pure Storage product, use as you wish at your own risk. #

Param( [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()] [string] $FlashArray, [string] $VCenter, [string] $vCluster, [string] $HostGroup, [string] $VolumeName, [string] $VolumeSize, [string] $pureUser, [string] $purePass

)

Add-PSSnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Core

#cls $vname=$VolumeName $vSize=$VolumeSize [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = { $true } $FlashArrayName = $FlashArray $vCenterServer = $VCenter $esxHostGroup = $HostGroup Connect-viserver -Server $vCenterServer

$workHost = get-vmhost -Location $vCluster select-object -First 1

$AuthAction = @{ password = $purePass username = $pureUser } $ApiToken = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Post -Uri “https://${FlashArrayName}/api/1.1/auth/apitoken” -Body $AuthAction

$SessionAction = @{ api_token = $ApiToken.api_token } Invoke-RestMethod -Method Post -Uri “https://${FlashArrayName}/api/1.1/auth/session” -Body $SessionAction -SessionVariable Session

Invoke-RestMethod -Method POST -Uri “https://${FlashArrayName}/api/1.1/volume/${vname}?size=${vSize}” -WebSession $Session Invoke-RestMethod -Method POST -Uri “https://${FlashArrayName}/api/1.1/hgroup/${esxHostGroup}/volume/${vname}” -WebSession $Session $volDetails = Invoke-RestMethod -Method GET -Uri “https://${FlashArrayName}/api/1.1/volume/${vname}” -WebSession $Session $rescanHost = $workHost | Get-VMhostStorage -RescanAllHba $volNAA = $volDetails.serial $volNAA = $volNAA.substring(15) $afterLUN = $workHost | Get-scsilun -CanonicalName “naa.624*${volNAA}” New-Datastore -VMhost $workHost -Name $vname -Path $afterLUN -VMFS [/powershell]

Written on July 18, 2014