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Release Notes: Pure Storage VMware Appliance

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The Pure Storage VMware Appliance was released to support deployments of Pure Storage integrations such as the Remote Plugin for the vSphere Client and the VM Analytics Collector.  While the OVA supports each of these integrations, the OVA can only support one integration at a time.  When multiple integrations are needed, more than one OVA will need to be deployed.  This KB covers the release notes for the VMware Appliance only and not the release notes for the Collector or Remote Plugin.

These release notes are specific to the Pure Storage VMware Appliance and not the VM Analytics Collector or the Remote Plugin for the vSphere Client


Pure Storage VMware OVA Version 3.2.0

Appliance Requirements

  • The OVA must be deployed on vCenter Server 6.5 U3 or higher
  • The OVA must have access to Pure1 to support appliance and application upgrade queries and tasks with puresw 
    • Specifically access to deb.cloud-support.purestorage.com via port 443 is required
  • The OVA is deployed with 4 vCPU and 8 GB of Memory.  The vSphere Environment will need to support a VM of that size.

What's New?

  • Add the option to configure the OVA as a vSphere Client Remote Plugin
  • Fixed the issue that UnicodeEncodeError was logged when run puresw upgrade
  • Multiple OVA Libraries were updated

Resolved Issues

  • puredns and purenetwork no longer have issues following puresw upgrade workflows

Known Issues

  • When deploying additional OVA's to the same DHCP Network, both VMs will be given the same IP Address.  Pure Storage recommends using Static IP addresses if deploying more than one OVA to the same DHCP Network until this is fixed in a future release.
  • At this time NTP Server selection is static to time1.purestorage.com time2.purestorage.com and time3.purestorage.com.  Access to these ntp servers is required for the OVA to sync it's NTP service.
  • When deploying the OVA to vCenter Server 7.0 U2 or higher a warning will display that the certificate is untrusted.  This is not an issue with the OVA certificate signing, but rather VMware changed the certificate validation process to only approve certificates signed by Authorities in the vCenter's Trusted Root store.  See VMware's KB on the matter for more information.

Pure Storage VMware OVA Version 3.1.0

Appliance Requirements

  • OVA must be deployed on vCenter Server 6.5 U3 or higher
  • The OVA must have access to Pure1 to support appliance and application upgrade queries and tasks with puresw 
    • Specifically access to deb.cloud-support.purestorage.com via port 443 is required
  • The OVA is deployed with 4 vCPU and 8 GB of Memory.  The vSphere Environment will need to support a VM of that size.

What's New?

  • Added new CLI commands puredns and purenetwork

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed puresw to allow the installation of new dependencies.
  • CVE-2021-3156 - Sudo Privilege Escalation.

Known Issues

  • puredns and purenetwork commands will not work after the first upgrade and will require a additional puresw upgrade start to complete the upgrade
  • When deploying additional OVA's to the same DHCP Network, both VMs will be given the same IP Address.  Pure Storage recommends using Static IP addresses if deploying more than one OVA to the same DHCP Network until this is fixed in a future release.
  • At this time NTP Server selection is static to time1.purestorage.com time2.purestorage.com and time3.purestorage.com.  Access to these ntp servers is required for the OVA to sync it's NTP service.

Pure Storage VMware OVA Version 3.0.0

Appliance Requirements

  • OVA must be deployed on vCenter Server 6.5 U3 or higher
  • The OVA must have access to Pure1 to support appliance and application upgrade queries and tasks with puresw 
    • Specifically access to deb.cloud-support.purestorage.com via port 443 is required
  • The OVA is deployed with 4 vCPU and 8 GB of Memory.  The vSphere Environment will need to support a VM of that size.

What's New?

  • Adds NDU support - any future upgrades can be done without redeploying!