netapp.ontap.na_ontap_fpolicy_ext_engine module – NetApp ONTAP fPolicy external engine configuration.

Note

This module is part of the netapp.ontap collection (version 21.23.0).

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.

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

New in version 21.4.0: of netapp.ontap

Synopsis

  • Create, delete or modify fpolicy external engine.

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 20.6.0 of netapp.ontap

path to SSL client cert file (.pem).

not supported with python 2.6.

certificate_ca

string

Certificate authority name. No default value is set for this field.

certificate_common_name

string

FQDN or custom common name of certificate. No default value is set for this field.

certificate_serial

string

Serial number of certificate. No default value is set for this field.

extern_engine_type

string

External engine type. If the engine is asynchronous, no reply is sent from FPolicy servers. Default value set for this field is synchronous.

Choices:

  • synchronous

  • asynchronous

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_ontap_version

string

added in 21.23.0 of netapp.ontap

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

is_resiliency_enabled

boolean

Indicates if the resiliency with this engine is required.

If set to true, the notifications will be stored in a path as resiliency_directory_path

If it is false, the notifications will not be stored. Default value is false.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

key_filepath

string

added in 20.6.0 of netapp.ontap

path to SSL client key file.

max_connection_retries

integer

Number of times storage appliance will attempt to establish a broken connection to FPolicy server. Default value set for this field is 5.

max_server_reqs

integer

Maximum number of outstanding screen requests that will be queued for an FPolicy Server. Default value set for this field is 50.

name

string / required

Name of the external engine.

ontapi

integer

The ontap api version to use

password

aliases: pass

string

Password for the specified user.

port

integer

Port number of the FPolicy server application.

primary_servers

list / elements=string

Primary FPolicy servers.

recv_buffer_size

integer

Receive buffer size of connected socket for FPolicy Server. Default value set for this field is 256 kilobytes (256Kb).

resiliency_directory_path

string

Directory path under Vserver for storing file access notifications. File access notifications will be stored in a generated file during the outage time.

The path is the full, user visible path relative to the Vserver root, and it might be crossing junction mount points.

secondary_servers

list / elements=string

Secondary FPolicy servers. No default value is set for this field.

send_buffer_size

integer

Send buffer size of connected socket for FPolicy Server. Default value set for this field is 256 kilobytes (256Kb).

ssl_option

string

SSL option for external communication. No default value is set for this field

Choices:

  • no_auth

  • server_auth

  • mutual_auth

state

string

Whether the fPolicy external engine is present or not

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

vserver

string / required

the name of the vserver to create the external engine on

Notes

Note

  • 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 fPolicy external engine
  na_ontap_fpolicy_ext_engine:
    state: present
    vserver: svm1
    name: fpolicy_ext_engine
    port: 8787
    extern_engine_type: asynchronous
    primary_servers: ['10.11.12.13', '10.11.12.14']
    ssl_option: no_auth
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"

- name: Modify fPolicy external engine
  na_ontap_fpolicy_ext_engine:
    state: present
    vserver: svm1
    name: fpolicy_ext_engine
    port: 7878
    extern_engine_type: synchronous
    primary_servers: ['10.11.12.15', '10.11.12.16']
    ssl_option: server_auth
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"

- name: Delete fPolicy external engine
  na_ontap_fpolicy_ext_engine:
    state: absent
    vserver: svm1
    name: fpolicy_engine
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"

Authors

  • NetApp Ansible Team (@carchi8py)