Welcome to PyU4V’s documentation!


PyU4V is a Python module that simplifies interaction with the Unisphere for PowerMax REST API. It wraps REST calls with simple APIs that abstract the HTTP request and response handling.


You can get the Unisphere for PowerMax REST documentation by navigating to a URL in your local instance of Unisphere for PowerMax. Navigate to https://{ip}:{port}/univmax/restapi/docs where {ip} is the IP address of your Unisphere server and {port} is the port it is listening on. A zip file will be downloaded to your computer containing complete Unisphere REST endpoint documentation.

Supported PyU4V Versions


If you want to continue to use Unisphere 8.4.x or 9.0.x with PyU4V you will need to remain on PyU4V 3.1.x. There is no support for PyU4V 9.x with any version of Unisphere older than 9.1.x


PyU4V officially supports Python 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, & 3.9. Python 2.x support has been dropped since January 1st 2020.


PyU4V version 9.x is compatible with scripts written for PyU4V versions >= 3.x, there is zero support or compatibility for PyU4V 2.x or earlier scripts in later versions of PyU4V. If you have scripts written which specifically target Unisphere REST 8.4, 9.0 or 9.1 endpoints these are still accessible via PyU4V 9.2.x however you will need to ensure you are passing the version required when performing these calls as PyU4V 9.2 will default to using 9.2 endpoints exclusively. You will also need to pay special attention to any REST JSON payloads in custom scripts as payloads are subject to change between major Unisphere REST releases.

Getting Started

Installation Guide
How to get the source code, and how to build or install the python package.
Configuring PyU4V for your environment.
Quick Start Guide
Making your first calls with PyU4V.
Contribute to PyU4V
Contribute to the PyU4V project.
Issues & Support
How to get support with or open issues for PyU4V.
Programmers Guide
A range of examples demonstrating various PyU4V module usage.
Tools Guide
The tools guide for PyU4V
API Glossary
A glossary of all available functions.

Build your own PyU4V Docs

PyU4V docs have been built using Sphinx and included with the source PyU4V package, however if you would like to build the docs from scratch use the following commands:

$ pip install sphinx
$ pip install sphinx-rtd-theme
$ cd PyU4V/docs
$ make clean && make html

All of the necessary make files and sphinx configuration files are included with PyU4V so you can build the docs after the required dependencies have been installed.

Once the above commands have been run you will find newly generated html files within the /PyU4V/docs/build folder. Open index.html within a browser of your choosing to view the docs offline. Generating the docs is not required, we have bundled the most up-to-date docs with PyU4V so you can still navigate to /PyU4V/docs/build/index.html within your browser to view PyU4V docs offline.


PyU4V 9.2 is distributed under the Apache 2.0 License. Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the Apache 2.0 License is distributed on an “as is” basis, without warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.