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Lately, I’ve had the pleasure of using Powershell to automate some of the basic tasks we do on our HPE 3PAR systems: creating volumes, adding them to volume sets, exporting them and so on. Since my experience with REST APIs was rather limited it was quite daunting at first but once you get the hang of how REST works and the Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet it’s really not that bad. Disclaimer: The examples below will vary somewhat in how I do certain things, simply because I had to learn all this from scratch. Hence, the first examples will sometimes do things “less correct” than the later examples since this also was quite the learning curve for me. The first step in doing anything with the REST API will always be to create a session key. If you’re not familiar with APIs, think of a session key as username and password combined into…

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