How to Monitor Pure Storage Systems with Storage Analyzer KM

How to set up a policy in BMC TrueSight/Helix to monitor Pure FlashArray/FlashBlade storage systems through the Pure Storage REST API.

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This article explains how to configure the Pure Storage FlashArray (REST v1.x), Pure Storage FlashArray (REST v2.4+), and Pure Storage FlashBlade (REST) adapters to monitor FlashArray and FlashBlade systems using the Pure Storage REST API protocol.


Before configuring the policy:

For optimal performance, we recommend reserving 2 CPU cores and at least 4 GB of RAM for operating the Storage Analyzer KM. The amount of memory allocated to the Java engine of the KM may be adjusted via the /SENTRY/STORAGE/collectionHubHeapSizeMax configuration variable. For more details, refer to:


  1. Log in to TrueSight/Helix Operations Management

  2. Create a new monitoring policy:

    • Specify the general properties and agent selection criteria
    • Add a monitoring configuration
    • Select the Storage Analyzer solution
    • In the Storage Configuration section, click Add to create a new Endpoint

    Pure - Creating the TrueSight/Helix Monitoring Policy

  3. Configure the Endpoint Settings:

    Pure - Configuring the Endpoint Global Settings

  4. Configure the Endpoint Connection Settings:

    • For Pure Storage FlashArray (REST v1.x), provide the Username and Password; for Pure Storage FlashArray (REST v2.4+) or Pure Storage FlashBlade (REST), provide the Token
    • Specify the port (443 by default).
    • Check Encryption if using the HTTPS protocol.

    Pure - Configuring the Endpoint Connection Settings

  5. Configure the Advanced Settings:

    • In large environments, we recommend increasing the values of the Discovery and Polling Intervals to maintain the workload of the PATROL Agent and monitored systems at a reasonable level.
    • Since volume monitoring is highly resource-intensive, we recommend disabling it if not needed to reduce the workload on the KM and PATROL Agent.
    • Because displaying thousands of volumes will have a huge impact on the PATROL Agent and on BMC TrueSight/Helix, volumes are discovered but NOT displayed. Uncheck the Hide Volume Instances box if required.

    Pure - Configuring the Endpoint Advanced Settings

  6. Save the policy and verify that it applies to the right PATROL Agent.

  7. Allow the KM some time to discover your storage system(s). Access the Devices page and search for their hostname, IP address, FQDN, or custom MetaFQDN/Device Name. You can also refer to the article Identifying and Locating Devices in TrueSight to learn how to run the below PSL script in the Query PATROL Agent window:

        nodes = get_vars("/".CLASS_NAME, "subnodes");
        foreach node (nodes)
        objectPath = "/".CLASS_NAME."/".node;
        instanceName = get(objectPath."/MetaFQDN");
        output  = [output, "Device Name:  ".instanceName ];