5 1 0:Configuring Pure Storage System

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Overview


SEP sesam provides functionality to backup and restore hardware snapshots of VMware virtual environment hosted on Pure Storage storage system.

This procedure involves configuration steps that are performed on the Pure Storage management console. These steps provide only the basic information, required to configure the storage system for SEP sesam. For more detailed explanations and instructions refer to the Purity FA Administration Guide.

Configuration procedure

To establish connectivity and enable SEP sesam access to the Pure Storage system, add a SEP sesam data mover as a host on the Pure Storage and connect the volumes to enable access to the VMware datastore:

  1. Log in to Pure Storage web console.
  2. Navigate to Storage and go to Hosts tab.
  3. In the Hosts view, create a host. A host is a SEP sesam data mover iSCSI client, which is used to connect to the storage array. In the Hosts section title bar, click the "kebab menu" icon (the icon with three vertical dots) and then click Create.
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  5. Click the name of your host to open the details view for the host.
  6. In the Host Ports section, click the "kebab menu" icon and then Configure IQNs. Enter the IQN for the SEP sesam data mover iSCSI client.
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    PureStorage add IQN.jpg

  8. In the Connected Volumes section, click the "kebab menu" icon and then Connect. Select the storage volumes you want to connect to host to enable access to the VMware datastore.
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    PureStorage add volumes.jpg

What's next?

To set up the regular backup of hardware snapshots in your virtual environment, you need to add the storage server as a SEP sesam Client and then create and schedule the backup task. For more information see VMware Backup Using Hardware Snapshots.

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