netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster module – NetApp ONTAP cluster - create a cluster and add/remove nodes.

Note

This module is part of the netapp.ontap collection (version 22.0.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install netapp.ontap. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster.

New in netapp.ontap 2.6.0

Synopsis

  • Create ONTAP cluster.

  • Add or remove cluster nodes using cluster_ip_address.

  • Adding a node requires ONTAP 9.3 or better.

  • Removing a node requires ONTAP 9.4 or better.

Requirements

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

  • Ansible 2.9 or later - 2.12 or later is recommended.

  • Python3 - 3.9 or later is recommended.

  • When using ZAPI, netapp-lib 2018.11.13 or later (install using ‘pip install netapp-lib’), netapp-lib 2020.3.12 is strongly recommended as it provides better error reporting for connection issues

  • a physical or virtual clustered Data ONTAP system, the modules support Data ONTAP 9.1 and onward, REST support requires ONTAP 9.6 or later

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cert_filepath

string

added in netapp.ontap 20.6.0

path to SSL client cert file (.pem).

not supported with python 2.6.

cluster_contact

string

added in netapp.ontap 19.11.0

Cluster contact, only relevant if performing a modify action.

cluster_ip_address

string

intra cluster IP address of the node to be added or removed.

cluster_location

string

added in netapp.ontap 19.11.0

Cluster location, only relevant if performing a modify action.

cluster_name

string

The name of the cluster to manage.

feature_flags

dictionary

added in netapp.ontap 20.5.0

Enable or disable a new feature.

This can be used to enable an experimental feature or disable a new feature that breaks backward compatibility.

Supported keys and values are subject to change without notice. Unknown keys are ignored.

force

boolean

added in netapp.ontap 21.13.0

forcibly remove a node that is down and cannot be brought online to remove its shared resources.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

force_ontap_version

string

added in netapp.ontap 21.23.0

Override the cluster ONTAP version when using REST.

The behavior is undefined if the version does not match the target cluster.

This is provided as a work-around when the cluster version cannot be read because of permission issues. See https://github.com/ansible-collections/netapp.ontap/wiki/Known-issues.

This should be in the form 9.10 or 9.10.1 with each element being an integer number.

When use_rest is set to auto, this may force a switch to ZAPI based on the version and platform capabilities.

Ignored with ZAPI.

hostname

string / required

The hostname or IP address of the ONTAP instance.

http_port

integer

Override the default port (80 or 443) with this port

https

boolean

Enable and disable https.

Ignored when using REST as only https is supported.

Ignored when using SSL certificate authentication as it requires SSL.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

key_filepath

string

added in netapp.ontap 20.6.0

path to SSL client key file.

node_name

string

added in netapp.ontap 20.9.0

Name of the node to be added or removed from the cluster.

Be aware that when adding a node, ‘-’ are converted to ‘_’ by the ONTAP backend.

When creating a cluster, node_name is ignored.

When adding a node using cluster_ip_address, node_name is optional.

When used to remove a node, cluster_ip_address and node_name are mutually exclusive.

ontapi

integer

The ontap api version to use

password

aliases: pass

string

Password for the specified user.

single_node_cluster

boolean

added in netapp.ontap 19.11.0

Whether the cluster is a single node cluster. Ignored for 9.3 or older versions.

If present, it was observed that ‘Cluster’ interfaces were deleted, whatever the value with ZAPI.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

state

string

Whether the specified cluster should exist (deleting a cluster is not supported).

Whether the node identified by its cluster_ip_address should be in the cluster or not.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

time_out

integer

added in netapp.ontap 21.1.0

time to wait for cluster creation in seconds.

Error out if task is not completed in defined time.

if 0, the request is asynchronous.

default is set to 3 minutes.

Default: 180

timezone

dictionary

added in netapp.ontap 21.24.0

timezone for the cluster. Only supported by REST.

name

string

The timezone name must be

A geographic region, usually expressed as area/location

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or the difference in hours from GMT

A valid alias; that is, a term defined by the standard to refer to a geographic region or GMT

A system-specific or other term not associated with a geographic region or GMT

full list of supported alias can be found here: https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1155590/html/GUID-D3B8A525-67A2-4BEE-99DB-EF52D6744B5F.html

Only supported by REST

use_rest

string

Whether to use REST or ZAPI.

always – will always use the REST API if the module supports REST. A warning is issued if the module does not support REST. An error is issued if a module option is not supported in REST.

never – will always use ZAPI if the module supports ZAPI. An error may be issued if a REST option is not supported in ZAPI.

auto – will try to use the REST API if the module supports REST and modules options are supported. Reverts to ZAPI otherwise.

Default: "auto"

username

aliases: user

string

This can be a Cluster-scoped or SVM-scoped account, depending on whether a Cluster-level or SVM-level API is required.

For more information, please read the documentation https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/nmsdk/9.4/.

Two authentication methods are supported

  1. basic authentication, using username and password,

  2. SSL certificate authentication, using a ssl client cert file, and optionally a private key file.

To use a certificate, the certificate must have been installed in the ONTAP cluster, and cert authentication must have been enabled.

validate_certs

boolean

If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only set to False used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • supports REST and ZAPI

  • The modules prefixed with na_ontap are built to support the ONTAP storage platform.

  • https is enabled by default and recommended. To enable http on the cluster you must run the following commands ‘set -privilege advanced;’ ‘system services web modify -http-enabled true;’

Examples

- name: Create cluster
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster:
    state: present
    cluster_name: new_cluster
    time_out: 0
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
- name: Add node to cluster (Join cluster)
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster:
    state: present
    cluster_ip_address: 10.10.10.10
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
- name: Add node to cluster (Join cluster)
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster:
    state: present
    cluster_ip_address: 10.10.10.10
    node_name: my_preferred_node_name
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
- name: Create a 2 node cluster in one call
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster:
    state: present
    cluster_name: new_cluster
    cluster_ip_address: 10.10.10.10
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
- name: Remove node from cluster
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster:
    state: absent
    cluster_ip_address: 10.10.10.10
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
- name: Remove node from cluster
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster:
    state: absent
    node_name: node002
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
- name: modify cluster
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_cluster:
    state: present
    cluster_contact: testing
    cluster_location: testing
    cluster_name: "{{ netapp_cluster}}"
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"

Authors

  • NetApp Ansible Team (@carchi8py)