In a previously blog I shared how you could get the Pure Storage FlashArray Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control from the Oracle Extensibility Exchange, you can read-up on this here.
As Pure have recently upgraded the Plug-in to 13.3.1 I thought it would be a good time to re-visit Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.
Import the Plug-In
Before we can begin we will need to download the latest OPAR file and copy it to our OMS server e.g. 22.214.171.124.0_vlss.pure.xvp1_2000_0.opar
Logon to Enterprise Manager from the command line using emcli login providing the sysman password.
[oracle@z-oem ~]$ emcli login -username=sysman Enter password Login successful
We can now import the OPAR file using emcli import, below you can see I have used -file to set the path and filename and the -omslocal flag to indicate the file is on the local OMS server.
[oracle@z-oem ~]$ emcli import_update -file="/u01/pureoem/126.96.36.199.0_vlss.pure.xvp1_2000_0.opar" -omslocal Processing update: Plug-in - Enterprise Manager for Pure Storage Flash Array Successfully uploaded the update to Enterprise Manager. Use the Self Update Console to manage this update.
Deploy Plug-In to Oracle Management Server (OMS)
After the OPAR file has been imported the next step is to deploy the plug-in to the Oracle Management Server (OMS) using emcli deploy_plugin.
[oracle@z-oem ~]$ emcli deploy_plugin_on_server -sys_password=<sys password> -plugin=vlss.pure.xvp1:188.8.131.52.0 Performing pre-requisites check... This will take a while. Prerequisites check succeeded Deployment of plug-in on the management servers is in progress Use "emcli get_plugin_deployment_status -plugin=vlss.pure.xvp1" to track the plug-in deployment status.
The Pure Storage FlashArray Plug-In should now be visible, we can check this by navigating to Setup → Extensibility → Plug-ins
Deploy Plug-In to Oracle Management Agent (OMA)
The plug-in now needs to deployed to at least one Oracle Management Agent, we can do this from the command line using emcli deploy or the WebUI.
[oracle@z-oem ~]$ emcli deploy_plugin_on_agent -agent_names="<agent host>:3872" -plugin=vlss.pure.xvp1:184.108.40.206.0
Follow the wizard prompts to complete the deployment.
Use emcli get_plugin_deployment_status to report progress and status.
[oracle@z-oem ~]$ emcli get_plugin_deployment_status -plugin=vlss.pure.xvp1 Plug-in Deployment/Undeployment Status Destination : Management Agent - z-oem.uklab.purestorage.com:3872 Plug-in Name : Pure Storage Flash Array Version : 220.127.116.11.0 ID : vlss.pure.xvp1 Content : Plug-in Action : Deployment Status : Success Steps Info: ------------------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------- ------- Step Start Time End Time Status ------------------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------- ------- Submit job for deployment 26/05/20 14:30:56 o'clock BST 26/05/20 14:30:57 o'clock BST Success Initialize 26/05/20 14:30:59 o'clock BST 26/05/20 14:31:06 o'clock BST Success Validate Environment 26/05/20 14:31:08 o'clock BST 26/05/20 14:31:08 o'clock BST Success Install software 26/05/20 14:31:09 o'clock BST 26/05/20 14:31:10 o'clock BST Success Attach Oracle Home to Inventory 26/05/20 14:31:11 o'clock BST 26/05/20 14:31:26 o'clock BST Success Configure plug-in on Management Agent 26/05/20 14:31:26 o'clock BST 26/05/20 14:31:45 o'clock BST Success Update inventory 26/05/20 14:31:41 o'clock BST 26/05/20 14:31:45 o'clock BST Success
Add Pure FlashArray Target
No we have the plug-in deployed we can add a Pure FlashArray target with the WebUI or command line interface using emcli add_target, as I have a number of arrays to add I will use the emcli in this example.
[oracle@z-oem ~]$ emcli add_target -name="se-EMEA-EBC-FAm20-a" -type="pure_flash_array" -host="z-oem.uklab.purestorage.com" -properties="ARRAY_HOST:<array ip>;API_TOKEN:<api token>" Target "se-EMEA-EBC-FAm20-a:pure_flash_array" added successfully
From Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c, click on Targets → All Targets and in the search box, enter the name of the FlashArray used above and the FlashArray Home page will be displayed.
The FlashArray Home Page is divided into 3 panes.
The Summary pane show the FlashArray details including name, array model and Purity version.
The Capacity pane at the bottom displays a pie chart of current usage, including volumes, shared space, snapshots, system, and free space.
The Performance pane on the right-hand side displays 3 graphs showing:
- Read and Write Latency
- Read, Write, and Total IOPS
- Read, Write, and Total Bandwidth
The Performance pane radio buttons can change the view to Last Hour, Last 24 Hours, Last 7 Days and Last 30 Days.
The Volume Page lists the FlashArray Volumes, from here you can use the Search box to find the volumes you are interested in, you can select a single or multiple Volumes.
This will again display the Latency, IOPS and bandwidth charts, from here we can also use the radio buttons to change the date range view.
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