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Virtual Volumes - VVols

VVols is an integration and management framework for external storage introduced with vSphere 6.5. VVols in Purity 5.x delivers many benefits for virtualized environments. Effortlessly streamline storage operations such as Pure's efficient snapshots and replication through Storage Policy Based Management at per-VM level granularity; automate compliance checking of assigned data services; rapid deleted volume recovery; and flexibility to move VMs and their data as needed.

Requirements

Recommendations

  • Purity 5.0.7 or later
  • FlashArray 400 Series, FlashArray//M, FlashArray//X
  • vCenter 6.5 or later
  • ESXi 6.5 or later
  • Configure NTP for VMware environment and FlashArray
  • Purity 5.1.5+ or Purity 5.0.9+
  • vCenter 6.5 U1
  • ESXi 6.5 U1
  • When registering the VASA Provider, use a local FlashArray User
  • Not to run vCenter Servers or AD servers on VVols