Unisphere for PowerMax REST API Information Hub

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This is a hub of information designed for potential consumers of REST API where we have tried to put all the relevant examples and documentation in one place to allow easy access.


The Dell EMC Unisphere for PowerMax REST (Representational State Transfer) API allows for accessing diagnostic performance data, accessing configuration data, and performing storage provisioning operations for PowerMax hardware through robust APIs. These API's can be used in any of the programming environments that support standard REST clients such as web browsers and programming platforms that can issue HTTP requests. The Unisphere for PowerMax REST API supports both XML and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) MIME types.


If you're starting out using RESTAPI or need to find more information we have compiled a list of categories that you may find useful.





Code samples


This is a library showing some of the functionality possible using the REST API of Dell EMC's Unisphere for PowerMax..




Here are some specific examples that have been contributed by our customers both external and internal.


https://github.com/cocampbe/ansible-univmax Ansible modules to perform tasks on VMAX arrays using the Unisphere RESTAPI.

https://github.com/rawstorage/dellemcpmax_ansible Ansible modules to perform Provisoning and Replication tasks on VMAX arrays using the Unisphere RESTAPI.

https://github.com/dtonnesen/vmaxvro PowerMax Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator

https://github.com/stevenctong/vmax_monitoring PowerMax Monitoring using InfluxDB and Grafana

https://github.com/nctiggy/VMAX-Graphite Push PowerMax metric's to Graphite effortlessly

Data Sheet

Automating VMAX Storage with REST API - Know and GO.pdf

Discussions and Blog Posts


Unipshere for VMAX REST API Examples - Episode 1. Provisioning.

Unisphere for VMAX REST API Examples - Episode 2: The VMAX Snaps back

Unisphere for VMAX REST API Examples: Episode 3.  Return of the SRDF

Unisphere for VMAX REST API Examples - Episode 4 Finding the Rogue One in your Environment, Gathering Performance Data via REST.

Bulk Enable/Edit VMAX Performance thresholds and Alerts via REST

Updated Examples Utilizing 8.4 Functions.





REST API Concepts and Programmer's Guide 9.0  https://www.emc.com/collateral/TechnicalDocument/docu88876.pdf


If you have any suggestions as to what examples or content you would like to see please reach out and we will do our best to help.