Second Major Ansible Module Release

Thank you to everyone who’s provided feedback and comments on the Ansible ONTAP modules we released this past May. Your input has helped us with everything from bugs and fixes to ideas for new enhancements and new functionality.

We have been listening to your feedback and our new releases incorporate many of your suggestions along with additional modules.

In addition to the ONTAP modules already available, we are excited to publish eighteen (18!) new and updated modules for Element software. Element software is the OS that drives our SolidFire and HCI solutions. These new Element software modules are:

In addition to Day 0/1 requirements, there has been a strong focus on also handling the majority of Day 2+ tasks. This will allow Element software and Ansible to move towards Infrastructure-as-Code, and Automation coverage for Element software from Ansible.

These modules are currently available from our NetApp GitHub site at

Documentation for these modules can be found here:

To add these modules, follow these instructions:

Your output might differ but it will look something like this:

The line that starts with “ansible python module location” shows you where your local modules are so replace your path if different for the export command Shell

As always if you haven’t already, join us on Slack and stay tuned to for more example playbooks for both ONTAP and Element software.

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David Blackwell
Technical Marketing Engineer for OpenStack at NetApp
David is a twenty year IT veteran who has been an admin for just about every aspect of a DataCenter at one time or another. Currently he is the Technical Marketing Engineer for OpenStack at NetApp. When not working, or tinkering with new software at home, David spends most of his free time on his hobby of 3D printing.

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