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

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: 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

ONTAP AI and NetApp Trident: Streamlining and simplifying AI workloads

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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

Self-Service Data Recovery using Trident and NFS

Since the earliest days of ONTAP, snapshots have been a feature which has played a significant role in providing point-in-time recovery options for data which has been lost or corrupted accidentally. They are instant, space efficient, and, when the snapshot directory is turned on for the volume, provide the application or user a way to … Read more