netapp.ontap.na_ontap_flexcache – NetApp ONTAP FlexCache - create/delete relationship

Note

This plugin is part of the netapp.ontap collection (version 21.10.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install netapp.ontap.

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

New in version 2.8.0: of netapp.ontap

Synopsis

  • Create/Delete FlexCache volume relationships.

  • This module does not modify an existing FlexCache volume with two exceptions.

  • When using REST, a prepopulate can be started on an exising FlexCache volume.

  • When using REST, the volume can be mounted or unmounted. Set path to ‘’ to unmount it.

  • It is required the volume is mounted to prepopulate it.

  • Some actions are also available through the na_ontap_volume.

Requirements

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

  • Ansible 2.9

  • Python3 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.

  • To enable http on the cluster you must run the following commands ‘set -privilege advanced;’ ‘system services web modify -http-enabled true;’

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggr_list
list / elements=string
List of aggregates to host target FlexCache volume.

aliases: aggregates
aggr_list_multiplier
integer
Aggregate list repeat count.
REST - Number of FlexCache constituents per aggregate when the aggregates field is mentioned.

aliases: constituents_per_aggregate
auto_provision_as
string
Use this parameter to automatically select existing aggregates for volume provisioning. Eg flexgroup
Note that the fastest aggregate type with at least one aggregate on each node of the cluster will be selected.
Ignored when using REST - omit aggr_list for automatic selection.
cert_filepath
string
added in 20.6.0 of netapp.ontap
path to SSL client cert file (.pem).
not supported with python 2.6.
feature_flags
dictionary
added in 20.5.0 of netapp.ontap
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_offline
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Offline FlexCache volume before deleting the FlexCache relationship.
The volume will be destroyed and data can be lost.
force_unmount
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Unmount FlexCache volume. Delete the junction path at which the volume is mounted before deleting the FlexCache relationship.
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
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Enable and disable https.
Ignored when using REST as only https is supported.
Ignored when using SSL certificate authentication as it requires SSL.
junction_path
string
Junction path of the cache volume.

aliases: path
key_filepath
string
added in 20.6.0 of netapp.ontap
path to SSL client key file.
name
string / required
added in 21.3.0 of netapp.ontap
Name of the target volume for the FlexCache.

aliases: volume
ontapi
integer
The ontap api version to use
origin_cluster
string
Name of the origin cluster for the FlexCache.
Defaults to cluster associated with target vserver if absent.
Not used for creation.
origin_volume
string
Name of the origin volume for the FlexCache.
Required for creation.
origin_vserver
string
Name of the origin vserver for the FlexCache.
Required for creation.
password
string
Password for the specified user.

aliases: pass
prepopulate
dictionary
added in 21.3.0 of netapp.ontap
prepopulate FlexCache with data from origin volume.
requires ONTAP 9.8 or later, and REST support.
dir_paths must be set for this option to be effective.
dir_paths
list / elements=string / required
List of directory paths in the owning SVM's namespace at which the FlexCache volume is mounted.
Path must begin with '/'.
exclude_dir_paths
list / elements=string
Directory path which needs to be excluded from prepopulation.
Path must begin with '/'.
Requires ONTAP 9.9 or later.
force_prepopulate_if_already_created
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
by default, this module will start a prepopulate task each time it is called, and is not idempotent.
if set to false, the prepopulate task is not started if the FlexCache already exists.
recurse
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether or not the prepopulate action should search through the directory-path recursively.
If not set, the default value 'true' is used.
size
integer
Size of cache volume.
size_unit
string
    Choices:
  • bytes
  • b
  • kb
  • mb
  • gb ←
  • tb
  • pb
  • eb
  • zb
  • yb
The unit used to interpret the size parameter.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the specified relationship should exist or not.
time_out
integer
Default:
180
time to wait for flexcache creation or deletion in seconds
if 0, the request is asynchronous
default is set to 3 minutes
use_rest
string
Default:
"auto"
REST API if supported by the target system for all the resources and attributes the module requires. Otherwise will revert to ZAPI.
always -- will always use the REST API
never -- will always use the ZAPI
auto -- will try to use the REST Api
username
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.

aliases: user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
vserver
string / required
Name of the target vserver for the FlexCache.
Note that hostname, username, password are intended for the target vserver.

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Create FlexCache
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_flexcache:
    state: present
    origin_volume: test_src
    name: test_dest
    origin_vserver: ansible_src
    vserver: ansible_dest
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"

- name: Delete FlexCache
  netapp.ontap.na_ontap_flexcache:
    state: absent
    name: test_dest
    vserver: ansible_dest
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"

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