Configuration Management & AutomationONTAP and Element are community supported modules via our Slack channel. E-Series modules are provided as a best effort. Get started using Ansible with NetApp now. See Getting Started with NetApp and Ansible.
NetApp is proud to be one of only six Red Hat Certified Supported Module Vendors. NetApp modules are included with Ansible, with version 2.7 having our most current release. ONTAP and Element are Community supported modules via our Slack channel. E-Series modules are provided as well at best effort. For instructions on how to get started using Ansible with NetApp see the five part series: Getting Started with NetApp and Ansible.
There is a lot of buzz around DevOps these days often leading to confusion. I hear people asking, “What is DevOps?”, “How do I do DevOps?”, “What do I need for DevOps?”. Everyone needs to go faster these days. AWS puts out over 10,000 changes a DAY! A DevOps...read more
In a previous post I showed how the ansible-vault can be used to keep passwords secure. What about those locations that only get access to Ansible Tower, and aren’t able to run ansible-vault? We are going to go through the steps to use the Tower credentials to...read more
Sites trying to move into a DevOps model often want to implement a Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) process. This can be challenging without any frames of reference. For our Ansible development we use such a process and want to share that with...read more
As I have mentioned in the past, the normal way of commutation for Ansible, SSH, is not possible with the NetApp systems. We use http and https communications. This however requires a username and password combination for each task run. Interactive playbooks can...read more
One of the things about Ansible that makes it so useful, is its ability to gather information about a system that can then be used in the tasks you run. Because of how the NetApp modules work, this feature isn’t core to them. However, for ONTAP there is the...read more
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...read more