Installing Pure Storage KM for PATROL

To be able to use Pure Storage KM for PATROL, you will have to:

  • Ensure that requirements are met
  • Import Pure Storage KM for PATROL into TrueSight
  • Create the installation package
  • Install the package

Prerequisites

Prior to install Pure Storage KM for PATROL, make sure:

  • Java 1.8 is installed on the system where the PATROL Agent runs.
  • Your Pure Storage flash array supports Pure Storage REST API v1.6 or higher and an API Token has been created as explained below.

Creating the API Token

  1. Log in to the Purity GUI. Default credentials are pureuser/pureuser.

    Creating the API Token - Logging in to the Purity GUI

  2. Under the SYSTEM tab, navigate to Users > API Tokens.

    Creating the API Token - List of API Tokens

  3. Click inline and select Add API Token.

    Creating the API Token - Add API Token

  4. Enter a Username and click Create.

    Creating the API Token - Providing a Username

  5. The API Token is now created. To view it, click next to the username you have just added and select Show API Token:

    Creating the API Token - List of API Tokens

A pop-up is displayed. Copy the API token. This information will be required when creating a connection to the Pure Storage system.

Importing the Monitoring Solution into TrueSight

The TrueSight Central Monitoring Repository may include the current versions of Pure Storage KM for PATROL that you can use with BMC TrueSight. If the version available in the Repository does not correspond to the latest one, you will have to manually import it:

  1. Log on to the TrueSight Console.
  2. From the navigation pane, select Administration > Repository.
  3. Click the Installation Components tab.

    Installation Components

  4. Check that the version of Pure Storage KM for PATROL is actually the latest one. If not, download the latest version corresponding to your operating system (Windows or UNIX/Linux) available on the Sentry Software Website.

  5. Click Import.
  6. Select Single solution.
  7. Browse to the .zip source file.

    Importing Pure Storage KM for PATROL

  8. Click Import.

  9. When the selected archive file is imported to the repository, click Close.

Creating the Installation Package

The installation package to deploy to managed systems can be created directly from TrueSight Presentation Server:

  1. Log on to the TrueSight Console.
  2. From the navigation pane, select Administration > Repository.
  3. Click the Deployable Packages tab.
  4. Click Create Deployable Package.
  5. Select the operating system and platform for which you want to create a package. The components available in the repository for the selected operating system and platform are displayed.

    Selecting the Operation System and Platform

  6. Select the Pure Storage KM for PATROL solution to be included in the package, specify its version, and click Next.

    Selecting the Pure Storage KM for PATROL Solution

  7. Specify the Installation Directory and click Next.

    Specifying the Installation Directory

  8. Provide the PATROL 3.x Product Directory and click Next.

    Specifying the PATROL 3.x Product Directory

  9. Specify the BMC Product Startup Information and click Next.

    Specifying the BMC Product Startup Information

  10. Provide the following information:

    • Name: Enter a unique name for the package.
    • (Optional) Description: Enter a description of the package.
    • Format: Select a file compression format for the package.

    Providing the Installation Package Details

  11. Click Save.

  12. Click Close. The package is now available in the Deployable Packages list.

Installing the Package

This chapter provides a step by step procedure to install a monitoring solution package:

  1. Log on to the TrueSight Console.
  2. From the navigation pane, select Configuration > Managed Devices.

    Installing the Package - Managed Devices

  3. Locate the managed device on which you wish to install Pure Storage KM for PATROL, click its action button inline and select Deploy and Install Packages.

    Installing the Package - Locating the Managed Device

  4. Select the Pure Storage KM for PATROL package and click Deploy and Install.

    Installing the Package - Selecting the Pure Storage KM for PATROL Package

  5. Wait for the installation to complete. You can click the inline button to refresh the page and check the installation progress in the Deploy Status column.