Element SW Shines in 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 … Read more

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

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

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

Automate the configuration of ONTAP systems for OpenStack with Puppet

Puppet is a configuration management utility that operates in a Server -> Agent method.  Desired configuration states are defined in manifest files, and when agents or devices are updated, any changes in these manifests are pushed to the end nodes.  NetApp has published Puppet modules for ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series with PuppetLabs.  The git hub … Read more

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