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Be advised that this Integration Support Matrix changes frequently based on updates to operating systems and features.

 

Pure Storage® Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Hardware Provider

Note: Versions 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.10, 1.6.0 are end-of-life and no longer supported.

Versions / Features 1.8.96.0
(Sep 2021)
Windows Server 2022 Server (Core & Desktop Experience) Supported
Windows Server 2019 Server (Core & Desktop Experience) Supported
Windows Server 2016 Server (Core & Desktop Experience) Not Tested
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Core & Desktop Experience) Not Tested
Windows Server 2012 (Core & Desktop Experience) Not Tested
Windows Client (11, 10, 8, 7, etc) Not Implemented by Microsoft
Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) Supported
VMware RDM/vVol, Hyper-V Pass-Through Disk Unsupported
FA ActiveCluster Supported
FA Protection Groups Supported
FA Purity 5.3+ that is not end-of-life Supported

Pure Storage® FlashArray Management Extension for Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

Note: Version 1.0.440.0, 1.1.76.0, 1.1.96.0 are end-of-life and no longer supported.

Versions / Features 2.5.510.0 
(Dec 2021)
2.0.433.0 
(Nov 2021)
1.1.100.0 
(Oct 2021)
Windows Server 2022 (Core and Desktop Experience) Supported(1) Supported(1) Supported(1)
Windows Server 2019 (Core & Desktop Experience) Supported(1) Supported(1) Not Tested(1)
Windows Server 2016 (Core & Desktop Experience) Supported(1) Supported(1) Not Tested(1)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Core & Desktop Experience) Not Tested(1) Not Tested(1) Not Tested(1)
Windows Server 2012 (Core & Desktop Experience) Not Tested(1) Not Tested(1) Not Tested(1)
Windows 10 Supported(2) Not Implemented Not Implemented
vVol Supported Not Implemented Not Implemented
pRDM Supported Supported Supported
FA ActiveCluster Supported Supported Supported
FA Protection Groups Supported(3) Supported(3) Supported
FA Purity 5.3+ that is not end-of-life Supported Supported Supported
Microsoft SQL Server 2012+ that is not end-of-life Supported Supported Supported

(1) Server Core can run SQL Server but available drive letters cannot be enumerated if VMware Tools is not installed on the VM. See How to Install VMware Tools in Windows Server Core for a step by step walkthrough.
(2) Windows 10 can be the SSMS host where the extension is installed. Since hardware VSS providers are not supported on client operating systems, Windows 10 clients that have SQL Server cannot be backed up with the FA SSMS Extension.
(3) Mounted Snapshots will now be created inside of the POD.

Pure Storage® PowerShell SDK version 1

Note: The PowerShell SDK v1 is dependent on the version of PowerShell and .Net Framework, not specifically the Windows operating system version. The only requirements for the operating system is that it be 64-bit and support TLS protocol versions 1.1 or later.

 

Versions / Features 1.19.49
(May 2022)
1.19.37
(Jan 2022)
1.17.16
(Jan 2021)
FlashArray Purity API 1.7 to 1.19 Supported (1) Supported (1) Supported (1)
PowerShell 3.0 to 5.1.x Supported (2) Supported (2) Supported (2)
.Net Framework 4.5 Supported Supported Supported
Windows OS 64-bit Supported Supported Supported

(1) Some cmdlets may be restricted or limited by the REST API version that was implemented with a specific Purity version. The online cmdlet Help will designate any such limitations or restrictions. For a cross-reference of Purity versions to API versions, please reference this article.
(2) Requires Windows Management Framework 5.1 or later. See this document for more information on WMF versions and compatibility.

Pure Storage® PowerShell SDK version 2

Note: The PowerShell SDK v2 is dependent on the version of PowerShell and .Net Core, not specifically the Windows, Linux, or MacOS operating system version. The only requirements for the operating system is that it be 64-bit and support TLS protocol versions 1.1 or later.

Versions / Features 2.2.279
(May 2022)
2.2.272
(Aug 2020)
 
FlashArray Purity API 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 Supported (1)(2) Supported (1)(2)  
PowerShell 5.1.x (.Net Framework 4.7.2 or later) Supported Supported  
PowerShell 6.x Core (.net Core) Not Implemented Not Implemented  
PowerShell 7.1.x or later (.net Core) Supported Supported  
Windows OS 64-bit Supported Supported  

(1) Some cmdlets may be restricted or limited by the REST API version that was implemented with a specific Purity version. The online cmdlet Help will designate any such limitations or restrictions.For a cross-reference of Purity versions to API versions, please reference this article.
(2) Purity API version 2.0, initially released in Purity 5.3.0, is the minimum version required to be present on the array for the SDK v2.

Pure Storage® FlashArray Management Extension for Windows Admin Center (WAC)

Versions / Features v1.0.61
(July 2020)

Windows Admin Center 2110.2 (Build 1.3.53858.0)

  • Windows 10(2)
  • Windows 11(3)
  • Windows Server 2016 Desktop Experience(2)
  • Windows Server 2019 Desktop Experience(2)
  • Windows Server 2022 Desktop Experience(2)

Supported(1)(2)(3)

 

(1) Windows Admin Center (non-preview) releases are supported continuously, based on Microsoft's Modern Lifecycle Policy. This means that only the latest version of Windows Admin Center is serviced and supported, and users must stay current by upgrading to the latest Windows Admin Center release within 30 days of availability to remain supported. See Windows Admin Center support policy for more details.
(2) See Microsoft documentation for supported operating systems.
(3) Windows 11 is not listed as a supported operating system by Microsoft but this has been tested in our lab and functions properly.

Pure Storage® FlashArray Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

Versions v1.2.20
(May 2022)
v1.2.12
(Aug 2021)
v1.2.9
(Jan 2021)
FlashArray Purity 5.3.0 or later Supported Supported Supported
Systems Center Operations Manager 2022 Supported(1) Not fully tested Not fully tested
Systems Center Operations Manager 2019 Supported(1) Supported(1) Supported(1)
Systems Center Operations Manager 2016 Supported(1) Supported(1) Supported(1)
Systems Center Operations Manager 2012R2 (End of Microsoft extended support is July 2022) Supported(1)(2) Supported(1)(2) Supported(1)(2)

(1) SCOM Cumulative Rollup (CU) releases are best-effort supported within 90 days of release from Microsoft.

(2) This version is no longer tested with new releases. End of extended support is July 2022.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)

Versions / Features Purity Support SMI-S Support

SCVMM 2012

  • Update Rollup 12
Supported with Purity 5.3 or later.(1)

Storage Management Initiative - Specification (SMI-S) 1.6.0 and 1.6.1

SMI-S Conformant Provider Software for Pure Storage

SCVMM 2016

  • Update Rollup 10
Supported with Purity 5.3 and later.(1)
SCVMM 1801
SCVMM 1807

SCVMM 2019

  • RTM
  • Update Rollup 1 
  • Update Rollup 2
  • Update Rollup 3

 

Supported with Purity 5.3.0+ 6.0.0+ and 6.1.0+.(1)

(1) Support for System Center Virtual Machine Manager is provided by Storage Management Initiative - Specification (SMI-S). SMI-S allows for connectivity to the FlashArray through SMI-S CIMXML. See the Microsoft Platform Guide for more details.

Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

Versions / Features  
Windows Server 2012 

Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) was introduced in Purity 4.10 and is supported on all later versions that are not end-of-life.

See the Microsoft Platform Guide for more details.

See the Windows Server Catalog for Pure Storage that has been certified by Windows Server version.

Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016 (Core and Desktop Experience)
Windows Server 2019 (Core and Desktop Experience)
Windows Server 2022 (Core and Desktop Experience)

Windows Filesystem Support (NTFS & ReFS)

NTFS It is Fully Supported with no caveats on all versions of Windows we currently support.
REFS

It is Fully Supported. Check the Application best practices for configuration recommendations.

Caveats:

  • Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) will not use Direct IO, consider NTFS.
  • ODX will not function with ReFS.
  • Many applications do not support ReFS deduplication.
  • Many applications only support logs and database files on ReFS.
  • Many applications require specific operating system hotfixes for ReFS.
  • Many applications require specific application settings to enable ReFS.
  • Many applications require all data integrity features to be disabled on ReFS partitions.
  • Many applications achieve both better data reduction and greater IO performance with NTFS.
  • ReFS cannot be used as a boot volume (system drive) and cannot hold the paging file.

Hyper-V

Hyper-V Server Standalone It is fully supported with no caveats on all versions of Windows we currently support.
Windows OS "In-Box" Hyper-V It is fully supported with no caveats on all versions of Windows we currently support.