hpe.nimble.hpe_nimble_snapshot_collection – Manage the HPE Nimble Storage snapshot collections

Note

This plugin is part of the hpe.nimble collection (version 1.1.3).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install hpe.nimble.

To use it in a playbook, specify: hpe.nimble.hpe_nimble_snapshot_collection.

New in version 1.0.0: of hpe.nimble

Synopsis

  • Manage the snapshot collections on an HPE Nimble Storage group.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • Ansible 2.9 or later

  • Python 3.6 or later

  • HPE Nimble Storage SDK for Python

  • HPE Nimble Storage arrays running NimbleOS 5.0 or later

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
agent_type
string
External management agent type for snapshots being created as part of snapshot collection.
allow_writes
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allow applications to write to created snapshot(s). Mandatory and must be set to 'true' for VSS application synchronized snapshots.
change_name
string
Change name of the existing snapshot collection.
description
string
Text description of snapshot collection.
disable_appsync
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Do not perform application synchronization for this snapshot. Create a crash-consistent snapshot instead.
expiry_after
integer
Number of seconds after which this snapcoll is considered expired by the snapshot TTL. A value of 0 indicates that the snapshot never expires, 1 indicates that the snapshot uses a group-level configured TTL value and any other value indicates the number of seconds.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Forcibly delete the specified snapshot collection even if it is the last replicated snapshot. Doing so could lead to full re-seeding at the next replication.
host
string / required
HPE Nimble Storage IP address.
invoke_on_upstream_partner
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Invoke snapshot request on upstream partner. This operation is not supported for synchronous replication volume collections.
is_external_trigger
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Is externally triggered.
metadata
dictionary
Key-value pairs that augment a snapshot collection attributes. List of key-value pairs. Keys must be unique and non-empty.
name
string / required
Name of the snapshot collection.
password
string / required
HPE Nimble Storage password.
replicate_to
string
Specifies the partner name that the snapshots in this snapshot collection are replicated to.
skip_db_consistency_check
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Skip consistency check for database files on this snapshot. This option only applies to volume collections with application synchronization set to VSS, application ID set to MS Exchange 2010 or later with Database Availability Group (DAG), snap_verify option set to true, and disable_appsync option set to false.
snap_verify
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Run verification tool on this snapshot. This option can only be used with a volume collection that has application synchronization.
start_online
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Start with snapshot set online.
state
string / required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
  • create
The snapshot collection operation.
username
string / required
HPE Nimble Storage user name.
vol_snap_attr_list
list / elements=dictionary
List of snapshot attributes for snapshots being created as part of snapshot collection creation. List of volumes with per snapshot attributes.
volcoll
string / required
Parent volume collection name.

Notes

Note

  • This module does not support check_mode.

Examples

# if state is create , then create a snapshot collection if not present. Fails if already present.
# if state is present, then create a snapshot collection if not present. Succeeds if it already exists
- name: Create snapshot collection if not present
  hpe.nimble.hpe_nimble_snapshot_collection:
    host: "{{ host }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    state: "{{ state | default('present') }}"
    name: "{{ name | mandatory}}"
    volcoll: "{{ volcoll | mandatory}}"
    description: "{{ description }}"

- name: Delete snapshot collection (must be offline)
  hpe.nimble.hpe_nimble_snapshot_collection:
    host: "{{ host }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    name: "{{ name }}"
    volcoll: "{{ volcoll }}"
    state: absent

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