netapp.ontap.na_ontap_snapshot_policy module – NetApp ONTAP manage Snapshot Policy

Note

This module is part of the netapp.ontap collection (version 21.19.1).

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.

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

New in version 2.8.0: of netapp.ontap

Synopsis

  • Create/Modify/Delete ONTAP snapshot policies

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

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.

comment

string

A human readable comment attached with the snapshot. The size of the comment can be at most 255 characters.

count

list / elements=integer

Retention count for the snapshots created by the schedule.

enabled

boolean

Status of the snapshot policy indicating whether the policy will be enabled or disabled.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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.

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

key_filepath

string

added in 20.6.0 of netapp.ontap

path to SSL client key file.

name

string / required

Name of the snapshot policy to be managed. The maximum string length is 256 characters.

ontapi

integer

The ontap api version to use

password

aliases: pass

string

Password for the specified user.

prefix

list / elements=string

added in 19.10.1 of netapp.ontap

Snapshot name prefix for the schedule.

Prefix name should be unique within the policy.

Cannot set a different prefix to a schedule that has already been assigned to a snapshot policy.

Prefix cannot be modifed after schedule has been added.

schedule

list / elements=string

Schedule to be added inside the policy.

snapmirror_label

list / elements=string

added in 2.9.0 of netapp.ontap

SnapMirror label assigned to each schedule inside the policy. Use an empty string (‘’) for no label.

state

string

If you want to create, modify or delete a snapshot policy.

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

added in 2.9.0 of netapp.ontap

The name of the vserver to use. In a multi-tenanted environment, assigning a Snapshot Policy to a vserver will restrict its use to that vserver.

Notes

Note

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

Examples

- name: Create Snapshot policy
  na_ontap_snapshot_policy:
    state: present
    name: ansible2
    schedule: hourly
    prefix: hourly
    count: 150
    enabled: True
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    https: False

- name: Create Snapshot policy with multiple schedules
  na_ontap_snapshot_policy:
    state: present
    name: ansible2
    schedule: ['hourly', 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', '5min']
    prefix: ['hourly', 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', '5min']
    count: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
    enabled: True
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    https: False

- name: Create Snapshot policy owned by a vserver
  na_ontap_snapshot_policy:
    state: present
    name: ansible3
    vserver: ansible
    schedule: ['hourly', 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', '5min']
    prefix: ['hourly', 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', '5min']
    count: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
    snapmirror_label: ['hourly', 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', '']
    enabled: True
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    https: False

- name: Modify Snapshot policy with multiple schedules
  na_ontap_snapshot_policy:
    state: present
    name: ansible2
    schedule: ['daily', 'weekly']
    count: [20, 30]
    snapmirror_label: ['daily', 'weekly']
    enabled: True
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    https: False

- name: Delete Snapshot policy
  na_ontap_snapshot_policy:
    state: absent
    name: ansible2
    username: "{{ netapp_username }}"
    password: "{{ netapp_password }}"
    hostname: "{{ netapp_hostname }}"
    https: False

Authors

  • NetApp Ansible Team (@carchi8py)