PureStorage + REST API + Splunk = Fun with Data about Data

A few months back I posted a powershell script to post Pure Storage data directly into VMware vCenter Operations Manager (now called vRealize Operations). Inspiration hit me like a brick when a big customer of mine said, “Do you have a plugin for Splunk?”

He already wrote some scripts in python to pull data from our REST API. He just said, “Sure wish I didn’t have to do this myself.” I took the hint. Now I am not a python person, so I did the best I could with the tools I have. You will notice that the script is very similar to the one I wrote for vCOPS. That is because open REST API’s rock, if you don’t have one for your product you are wrong. :)

The formatting in Wordpress ALWAYS breaks scripts when I paste them. So head over to GitHub and download the script today. https://github.com/2vcps/post-rest2splunk/tree/master

Like before I schedule this as a task to run every 5 minutes. That seems to not explode the tiny Splunk VM I am running in VMware Fusion to test this out.

Dashboards. Check.


Some very basic Dashboards I created. I am not a Splunk ninja, perhaps you know one? I am sure people that have done this for a while can pull much better visuals out of this data.



Pivot Table


Stats from a Lab array some Averages computed by Splunk.

Gauge Report of Max Latency (that is micro seconds)


A 1000 of these is 1 millisecond :) pretty nice.

[From Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsecond) A microsecond is an SI unit of time equal to one millionth (0.000001 or 10−6 or 1/1,000,000) of a second. Its symbol is μs. One microsecond is to one second as one second is to 11.574 days. A microsecond is equal to 1000 nanoseconds or 1/1,000 milliseconds.

Even if everything else didn’t help you at least you learned that today. Right?

The link to github again https://github.com/2vcps/post-rest2splunk/tree/master

Written on April 15, 2015