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Purity GUI Overview

The Purity graphical user interface (GUI) is a browser-based system used to view and administer the FlashArray.

Figure 15. Purity GUI

Purity GUI

The Purity GUI contains the following tabs:

Dashboard

Represents a graphical overview of the array, including hardware status, recent alerts, storage capacity, and input/output (I/O) performance metrics.

Storage

Displays storage objects on the array, including volumes, hosts, host groups, and host-volume connections. View and manage the storage objects and the connections between them.

Protection

Displays protection groups on the array. View and manage protection groups and their snapshot creation, replication, and retention schedules.

Analysis

Displays historical array information, including storage capacity and I/O performance metrics, from various viewpoints.

System

Displays system health and array-wide information. View and manage array components, including network interfaces, connectivity and connection configurations, SSL certificate attributes, user accounts, system time, logging, and third party plugins.

Messages

Displays alert messages, audit trail messages, and user session logs.

The Purity GUI tabs are described in more detail in Using the Purity GUI to Administer a FlashArray.

Purity GUI Navigation

The Purity GUI includes several tools to help you efficiently navigate around the interface.

At the top of the Purity GUI is the Purity GUI header. The Purity GUI header includes the following links:

Help

Accesses the Purity and REST API user guides and launches the Pure1 community and support portals.

Terms

Launches the Pure Storage Product End User Information page, which includes a link to the Pure Storage end user agreement.

Log Out

Logs the current user out of the Purity GUI.

The welcome message displays login information, including the name of the user who is currently logged in to the Purity GUI, the role of the currently logged in user (for example, array administrator), and the name of the array.

The Search Hosts and Volumes field, which appears to the right of the Purity GUI tabs, allows you to perform quick searches for existing volumes, hosts, and host groups on the array. Type any part of the volume, host, or host group name in the field to display all matches, and then click the volume, host, or host group to view its details in the Storage tab.

Figure 16. Purity GUI - Navigation - Search Hosts and Volumes Quick Search

Purity GUI - Navigation - Search Hosts and Volumes Quick Search

Each Purity GUI tab is divided into two main panes:

Navigation Pane

The navigation pane displays the FlashArray objects or tasks related to the selected Purity GUI tab. Click the FlashArray object or task in the navigation pane to analyze or configure the information that appears in the details pane.

In the navigation pane, FlashArray objects and tasks are displayed either hierarchically or in logical groupings. For example, in the Storage tab, the FlashArray storage objects, including host groups, hosts, and volumes, are arranged hierarchically. On the other hand, in the Messages tab, the FlashArray messages are grouped by message type as either Alerts, Audit Trail, or User Session Logs.

The expand/collapse arrow that appears to the left of a title indicates that the pane can be expanded or collapsed. Click anywhere in the title to expand and collapse the pane.

In the navigation pane of the Storage and Analysis tabs, the Filter input field narrows the list of items displayed to only those that contain the filter string. Once you have narrowed down the list of items, select the actual item to view its details in the details pane.

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Details Pane

The details pane contains information and configuration options for the selected FlashArray object or task. Select an object in the navigation pane to analyze or configure the object details in the details pane. The details pane includes two types of menu icons:

  • Click the menu icon with the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner of a pane to perform tasks specific to the pane or selected sub-heading.

  • Click the menu icon with the three dots to the far right of a row in a table to perform tasks specific to the row.

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Purity GUI Login

Logging in to the Purity GUI requires a virtual IP address or fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) and a Purity GUI login username and password; this information is determined during the FlashArray installation.

Pure Storage tests the Purity GUI with the two most recent versions of the following web browsers:

  • Apple Safari

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

  • Mozilla Firefox

To launch the Purity GUI login screen, open a browser and type the virtual IP address or FQDN into the address bar.

Figure 17. Purity GUI - Login Screen

Purity GUI - Login Screen

Logging in to the Purity GUI

Log in to the Purity GUI to view and administer the FlashArray.

To log in to the Purity GUI:

  1. Open a web browser.

  2. Type the virtual IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the FlashArray in the address bar and press Enter. The Purity GUI login screen appears.

    Optionally, click the Help link to open a browser-based version of the Purity FlashArray User Guide.

  3. In the Username field, type the FlashArray user name. For example, pureuser.

  4. In the Password field, type the password for the FlashArray user.

  5. Click Log In to log in to the Purity GUI.