netapp.ontap.na_ontap_snapmirror_policy module – NetApp ONTAP create, delete or modify SnapMirror policies

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_snapmirror_policy.

New in netapp.ontap 20.3.0

Synopsis

  • NetApp ONTAP create, modify, or destroy the SnapMirror policy

  • Add, modify and remove SnapMirror policy rules

  • Following parameters are not supported in REST; ‘owner’, ‘restart’, ‘transfer_priority’, ‘tries’, ‘ignore_atime’, ‘common_snapshot_schedule’

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.

comment

string

Specifies the SnapMirror policy comment.

common_snapshot_schedule

string

Specifies the common Snapshot copy schedule associated with the policy, only required for strict_sync_mirror and sync_mirror.

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_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

identity_preservation

string

added in netapp.ontap 22.0.0

Specifies which configuration of the source SVM is replicated to the destination SVM.

This property is applicable only for SVM data protection with “async” policy type.

Only supported with REST.

Choices:

  • "full"

  • "exclude_network_config"

  • "exclude_network_and_protocol_config"

ignore_atime

boolean

Specifies whether incremental transfers will ignore files which have only their access time changed. Applies to SnapMirror vault relationships only.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

is_network_compression_enabled

boolean

Specifies whether network compression is enabled for transfers.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

keep

list / elements=integer

added in netapp.ontap 20.7.0

SnapMirror policy rule retention count for snapshots created.

Required when defining policy rules.

key_filepath

string

added in netapp.ontap 20.6.0

path to SSL client key file.

ontapi

integer

The ontap api version to use

owner

string

Specifies the owner of the SnapMirror policy.

Choices:

  • "cluster_admin"

  • "vserver_admin"

password

aliases: pass

string

Password for the specified user.

policy_name

aliases: name

string / required

added in netapp.ontap 22.0.0

Specifies the SnapMirror policy name.

name added as an alias in 22.0.0.

policy_type

string

Specifies the SnapMirror policy type. Modifying the type of an existing SnapMirror policy is not supported

Choices:

  • "vault"

  • "async_mirror"

  • "mirror_vault"

  • "strict_sync_mirror"

  • "sync_mirror"

prefix

list / elements=string

added in netapp.ontap 20.7.0

SnapMirror policy rule prefix.

Optional when defining policy rules.

Set to ‘’ to not set or remove an existing custom prefix.

Prefix name should be unique within the policy.

When specifying a custom prefix, schedule must also be specified.

restart

string

Defines the behavior of SnapMirror if an interrupted transfer exists, applies to data protection only.

Choices:

  • "always"

  • "never"

  • "default"

schedule

list / elements=string

added in netapp.ontap 20.7.0

SnapMirror policy rule schedule.

Optional when defining policy rules.

Set to ‘’ to not set or remove a schedule.

When specifying a schedule a custom prefix can be set otherwise the prefix will be set to snapmirror_label.

snapmirror_label

list / elements=string

added in netapp.ontap 20.7.0

SnapMirror policy rule label.

Required when defining policy rules.

Use an empty list to remove all user-defined rules.

state

string

Whether the specified SnapMirror policy should exist or not.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

transfer_priority

string

Specifies the priority at which a SnapMirror transfer runs.

Choices:

  • "low"

  • "normal"

tries

string

Specifies the number of tries.

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)

vserver

string / required

Specifies the vserver for the SnapMirror policy.

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 SnapMirror policy
  na_ontap_snapmirror_policy:
    state: present
    vserver: "SVM1"
    policy_name: "ansible_policy"
    policy_type: "mirror_vault"
    comment: "created by ansible"
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    https: true
    validate_certs: false

- name: Modify SnapMirror policy
  na_ontap_snapmirror_policy:
    state: present
    vserver: "SVM1"
    policy_name: "ansible_policy"
    policy_type: "async_mirror"
    transfer_priority: "low"
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    https: true
    validate_certs: false

- name: Create SnapMirror policy with basic rules
  na_ontap_snapmirror_policy:
    state: present
    vserver: "SVM1"
    policy_name: "ansible_policy"
    policy_type: "async_mirror"
    snapmirror_label: ['daily', 'weekly', 'monthly']
    keep: [7, 5, 12]
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    https: true
    validate_certs: false

- name: Create SnapMirror policy with rules and schedules (no schedule for daily rule)
  na_ontap_snapmirror_policy:
    state: present
    vserver: "SVM1"
    policy_name: "ansible_policy"
    policy_type: "mirror_vault"
    snapmirror_label: ['daily', 'weekly', 'monthly']
    keep: [7, 5, 12]
    schedule: ['','weekly','monthly']
    prefix: ['','','monthly_mv']
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    https: true
    validate_certs: false

- name: Modify SnapMirror policy with rules, remove existing schedules and prefixes
  na_ontap_snapmirror_policy:
    state: present
    vserver: "SVM1"
    policy_name: "ansible_policy"
    policy_type: "mirror_vault"
    snapmirror_label: ['daily', 'weekly', 'monthly']
    keep: [7, 5, 12]
    schedule: ['','','']
    prefix: ['','','']
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    https: true
    validate_certs: false

- name: Modify SnapMirror policy, delete all rules (excludes builtin rules)
  na_ontap_snapmirror_policy:
    state: present
    vserver: "SVM1"
    policy_name: "ansible_policy"
    policy_type: "mirror_vault"
    snapmirror_label: []
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    https: true
    validate_certs: false

- name: Delete SnapMirror policy
  na_ontap_snapmirror_policy:
    state: absent
    vserver: "SVM1"
    policy_type: "async_mirror"
    policy_name: "ansible_policy"
    hostname: "{{ hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    https: true
    validate_certs: false

Authors

  • NetApp Ansible Team (@carchi8py)