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Release Notes: Pure1 VM Analytics Collector

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Pure1 VM Analytics is here to help narrow down the troubleshooting steps in your virtualized environment. VM Analytics provides you with a visual representation of the I/O path from the VM all the way through to the FlashArray.  VM Analytics requires a collector to gather the information from the vSphere environment and then uses phonehome to deliver this data to Pure1.  This KB covers the Release Notes specifically about the Collector that is deployed on the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.

The release notes in this KB are specific to the Pure1 VM Analytics Collector and not the Pure Storage VMware Appliance or the Remote Plugin for the vSphere Client release notes.  For those release notes refer to the following:

For more information about Pure1 VM Analytics and Pure1 Manage refer to the following:


Pure1 VM Analytics Collector Version 3.1.0

Collector Requirements

The Pure1 VM Analytics Collector must be deployed with the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.  Additional requirements are as follows:

  • The IP addresses of the vCenter Servers to Collect from and network access to these vCenter Servers
  • A username/password for the vCenter Servers being collected from with at minimum read only access
  • VM Analytics Collector can collect from vCenter Servers version 5.5 and higher
  • The VMware Appliance and Collector must have phonehome enabled
    • Which requires the Appliance and Collector having network/firewall access to Pure1
  • VM Analytics supports VMFS, vVols, vSAN, and NFS datastores
  • VMware Tools 10.1+ must be installed in VMs for Pure1 calculate VM Capacity metrics

Note that depending on the size of your environment, you may need to increase resources for the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.

What's New?

In an effort to support large vSphere environments, the VM Analytics collector now offers scale and speed improvements including:

  • Replaced full topology collection with incremental updates
  • Improved performance with batched metrics collection
  • Performance gains in overall collection time (6x to 7x)
  • Supports environment sizes up to 16,000 VMs

Pure1 VM Analytics Collector Version 3.0.2

Collector Requirements

The Pure1 VM Analytics Collector must be deployed with the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.  Additional requirements are as follows:

  • The IP addresses of the vCenter Servers to Collect from and network access to these vCenter Servers
  • A username/password for the vCenter Servers being collected from with at minimum read only access
  • VM Analytics Collector can collect from vCenter Servers version 5.5 and higher
  • The VMware Appliance and Collector must have phonehome enabled
    • Which requires the Appliance and Collector having network/firewall access to Pure1
  • VM Analytics supports VMFS, vVols, vSAN, and NFS datastores
  • VMware Tools 10.1+ must be installed in VMs for Pure1 calculate VM Capacity metrics

Note that depending on the size of your environment, you may need to increase resources for the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.

Resolved Issues

  • Backend Bug Fixes

Pure1 VM Analytics Collector Version 3.0.1

Collector Requirements

The Pure1 VM Analytics Collector must be deployed with the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.  Additional requirements are as follows:

  • The IP addresses of the vCenter Servers to Collect from and network access to these vCenter Servers
  • A username/password for the vCenter Servers being collected from with at minimum read only access
  • VM Analytics Collector can collect from vCenter Servers version 5.5 and higher
  • The VMware Appliance and Collector must have phonehome enabled
    • Which requires the Appliance and Collector having network/firewall access to Pure1
  • VM Analytics supports VMFS, vVols, vSAN, and NFS datastores
  • VMware Tools 10.1+ must be installed in VMs for Pure1 calculate VM Capacity metrics

Note that depending on the size of your environment, you may need to increase resources for the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.

Resolved Issues

  • Backend bug fixes

Pure1 VM Analytics Collector Version 3.0.0

Collector Requirements

The Pure1 VM Analytics Collector must be deployed with the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.  Additional requirements are as follows:

  • The IP addresses of the vCenter Servers to Collect from and network access to these vCenter Servers
  • A username/password for the vCenter Servers being collected from with at minimum read only access
  • VM Analytics Collector can collect from vCenter Servers version 5.5 and higher
  • The VMware Appliance and Collector must have phonehome enabled
    • Which requires the Appliance and Collector having network/firewall access to Pure1
  • VM Analytics supports VMFS, vVols, vSAN, and NFS datastores
  • VMware Tools 10.1+ must be installed in VMs for Pure1 calculate VM Capacity metrics

Note that depending on the size of your environment, you may need to increase resources for the Pure Storage VMware Appliance.

What's New?

  • Added Support for Capacity Reporting
    • ​​​​​​​VM Analytics now supports VM and Datastore capacity metrics for Used Raw, Used %, and Churn.
  • OVA deployment cleanup
    • The puresetup vm-analytics-collector command completes the OVA installation. Used only if the OVA installation did not complete during the Deploy OVF Template... step in vSphere.
  • Collector Pure1 registration
    • Register the collector with Pure1 using the purevmanalytics register command and the authorization key from the Pure1 Manage the VM Topology > Collector Configuration page.
  • Support bundle command
    • Prepare logs to send to Pure Technical Services or to view log contents: puresupport bundle
  • New upgrade procedure (to upgrade to future collector releases after v3.0.0)
    • ​​​​​​​Run the puresw list command to check for available OVA and collector updates.
      Run the pureswupgrade start vm-analytics-collector command to perform updates.