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netapp_e_flashcache - Manage NetApp SSD caches

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Create or remove SSD caches on a NetApp E-Series storage array.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_password
required
The password to authenticate with the SANtricity WebServices Proxy or embedded REST API.
api_url
required
The url to the SANtricity WebServices Proxy or embedded REST API.
api_username
required
The username to authenticate with the SANtricity WebServices Proxy or embedded REST API.
cache_size_min
The minimum size (in size_units) of the ssd cache. The cache will be expanded if this exceeds the current size of the cache.
disk_count
The minimum number of disks to use for building the cache. The cache will be expanded if this number exceeds the number of disks already in place
io_type
    Choices:
  • filesystem ←
  • database
  • media
The type of workload to optimize the cache for.
name
required
The name of the SSD cache to manage
size_unit
    Choices:
  • bytes
  • b
  • kb
  • mb
  • gb ←
  • tb
  • pb
  • eb
  • zb
  • yb
The unit to be applied to size arguments
ssid
required
The ID of the array to manage (as configured on the web services proxy).
state
required
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the specified SSD cache should exist or not.
validate_certs Default:
"yes"
Should https certificates be validated?

Examples

- name: Flash Cache
  netapp_e_flashcache:
    ssid: "{{ ssid }}"
    api_url: "{{ netapp_api_url }}"
    api_username: "{{ netapp_api_username }}"
    api_password: "{{ netapp_api_password }}"
    validate_certs: "{{ netapp_api_validate_certs }}"
    name: SSDCacheBuiltByAnsible

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
msg
string
success
Success message

Sample:
json for newly created flash cache


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Kevin Hulquest (@hulquest)

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