Consuming WFA Resources from Ansible

Configuration management and Infrastructure as Code are very hot topics these days.  The faster you can configure, provision and present your operations resources, the faster you can meet customer needs.  NetApp has released new and improved Ansible modules for ONTAP and we are working on covering more of the NetApp family of products. However, what do … Read more

NetApp, Trident, and the CSI (oh my!)

We’re excited to announce Trident integration with a new orchestrator: the Container Storage Interface (or CSI)! This is in addition to Trident’s native Kubernetes and Docker integrations. Of course, the CSI is not really an orchestrator, making this integration a bit different from the others. Introduced just over a year ago as a collaboration between … Read more

Highly Secure Kubernetes Persistent Volumes

Ensuring that only authorized applications and users can access Kubernetes volumes provisioned by Trident is obviously a paramount concern. It’s one of the first deeper conversations we tend to have with anyone planning a deployment. The good news is that Kubernetes and Trident work together to provide highly secure persistence, provided that you follow these … Read more

Sample Ansible Playbook: ONTAP NFS Export Provision and Present

Undeniably, Ansible helps you spend less time managing the configuration of your datacenter by grouping tasks together into a single playbook, configurations can be deployed across a variety of systems simply and easily. NetApp’s new and improved Ansible modules for ONTAP allow configuration management and automation of all ONTAP9 systems using Ansible. NetApp and Ansible … Read more

CloudMirror replication between StorageGRID WebScale and AWS

StorageGRID Webscale 11 now supports native integration into the AWS cloud. This includes cross-region replication to AWS S3 using CloudMirror, triggering of notifications to Simple Notification Service (via SNS), as well as metadata streaming into Elasticsearch for search capability. Introduction With Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) being “the internet’s hard drive”, many younger companies already … Read more

NetApp, Cisco and Red Hat announce OpenStack on FlexPod SolidFire!

I am happy to share with you the publishing of the second document of the FlexPod SolidFire with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 – Cisco Validated Design (CVD) solution. Paired with its partner Design Guide, this CVD enables an enterprise-grade OpenStack deployment, in an accelerated fashion, with little risk. Deployment Guide (NEW) – is a … Read more

Ansible support receives massively expanded ONTAP modules

Ansible users rejoice. Today NetApp is proud to announce the release of 33 new and updated ONTAP modules for Ansible. Ansible is an open source IT automation framework, initiated and managed by Red Hat, which acts as a layer for connecting automation across DevOps services and tooling. It was created to help developers and IT … Read more

Anonymous/Public Bucket Access in StorageGRID

Introduction This quick example shows how we can update the bucket access policy in StorageGRID in order to allow anonymous access. This allows access to the bucket without S3 credentials, e.g. through a browser. Instructions In this example, we utilize s3cmd to connect to StorageGRID Webscale. In order to get s3cmd talking to StorageGRID, update … Read more