Understanding volume migration on OpenStack: Intercluster volume migration

Welcome to the final part in this three-part series on Cinder volume migration. So far, we have explored the basics of migrating volumes and the migration of a volume between backends that reside on the same cluster. In this post, we extend the concept of moving volumes to backends that are on different clusters. If … Read more

Understanding volume migration on OpenStack: Intracluster volume migration

In part two of this series, we will look at an example scenario, where a volume is migrated between backends that lie on the same cluster. In case you haven’t been through part 1 already, you should definitely do so and obtain a general overview of Cinder volume migration. This post examines the configurations necessary … Read more

Understanding volume migration on OpenStack

One of the cool features offered by OpenStack is the migration of Cinder volumes across backends. Volumes can be moved within an ONTAP cluster, between ONTAP clusters and between an ONTAP and SolidFire cluster. The good thing about migrating volumes is that the operation is transparent to the end user. From the user’s perspective, they … Read more

Getting Started with NetApp and Ansible: Complete Workflow

Automation and configuration management are indispensable to an efficient DevOps driven environment. NetApp supports Ansible modules for ONTAP and Element software.  So, let’s get right to it and see how all this worksby building a complete workflow while adding in some fancy features. Complete Workflow If you have been following along in the series so far, … Read more

Getting Started with NetApp and Ansible: First Playbook Example

Automation and configuration management are indispensable to an efficient DevOps driven environment.  NetApp supports Ansible modules for ONTAP and Element software.  So, let’s get right to it and see how all this works.  First Playbook Example  Now that we have Ansible installed, and have reviewed what makes a playbook, we will create our first playbook.  … Read more

Getting Started with NetApp and Ansible: Understanding Playbooks

Automation and Configuration Management are indispensable to an efficient DevOps driven environment. NetApp supports Ansible modules for ONTAP and Element software .  So, let’s get right to it and see how all this works. Understanding Playbooks Now that we have Ansible installed, let’s understand the special file that makes things happen.  This file is called a ‘playbook’.  … Read more

Demo Videos for Common Trident Installation and Configuration Environments

  Hello and welcome! You are at the right place to get started with Trident. Trident is a simple, yet powerful dynamic provisioner that integrates with Kubernetes Persistent Volume framework and provides a unified interface for storage provisioning from NetApp ONTAP, SolidFire/HCI, E-Series storage systems, and soon for NetApp Cloud Volumes. It is deployed as … Read more

Getting Started with NetApp and Ansible: Updating NetApp Modules

Automation and Configuration Management are indispensable to an efficient DevOps driven environment. NetApp has supported Ansible modules for ONTAP and Element software.  So, let’s get right to it and see how all this works! Update NetApp Modules Occasionally, there will be updates to the NetApp modules ahead of the full releases of Ansible. These updates can be … Read more

Getting Started with NetApp and Ansible: Install Ansible

Automation and Configuration Management are indispensable to an efficient DevOps driven environment. NetApp has supported Ansible modules for ONTAP and Element software.  So, let’s get right to it and see how all this works. Part 1. Install Ansible If you don’t have Ansible already installed, getting it is very easy.  There are multiple ways to get … Read more