Infrastructure as Code using Terraform and NetApp Service Level Manager

Terraform is a popular tool from HashiCorp that’s widely used by data center admins for managing and provisioning infrastructure as code. In this blog, let’s look at how to use Terraform and NetApp Service Level Manager (NSLM) for provisioning a LUN in ONTAP. Before we start, this blog assumes a couple of things: You have (some) … Read more

Getting started with Ansible Playbooks can be addictive! Here’s how you can get yourself hooked!

Ansible? Playbooks? Modules? Confused? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there… Alright, let’s start off with the basics. What is Ansible? In a nutshell, Ansible is an open-source IT automation tool that can help you simplify complex configuration, management, and application deployment. There are quite a few good reasons for Ansible’s rise in popularity, such as … Read more

Ansible modules for NetApp Storage Platforms: Making Configuration Management Awesome with Ansible

I very clearly remember the first time I wished I could automate something. Now although we still do not have a way to automate school homework (sigh), the Ansible modules for NetApp’s Clustered Data ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series platforms are finally available! During NetApp’s Insight Event at Las Vegas (which was awesome by the way), … Read more