netapp_eseries.santricity.netapp_e_storagepool module – NetApp E-Series manage volume groups and disk pools

Note

This module is part of the netapp_eseries.santricity collection (version 1.3.1).

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\_eseries.santricity.

To use it in a playbook, specify: netapp_eseries.santricity.netapp_e_storagepool.

New in netapp_eseries.santricity 2.2

Synopsis

  • Create or remove volume groups and disk pools for NetApp E-series storage arrays.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_password

string / required

The password to authenticate with the SANtricity Web Services Proxy or Embedded Web Services API.

api_url

string / required

The url to the SANtricity Web Services Proxy or Embedded Web Services API. Example https://prod-1.wahoo.acme.com/devmgr/v2

api_username

string / required

The username to authenticate with the SANtricity Web Services Proxy or Embedded Web Services API.

criteria_drive_count

integer

The number of disks to use for building the storage pool.

When state==”present” then criteria_drive_count or criteria_min_usable_capacity must be specified.

The pool will be expanded if this number exceeds the number of disks already in place (See expansion note below)

criteria_drive_interface_type

string

The interface type to use when selecting drives for the storage pool

If not provided then all interface types will be considered.

Choices:

  • "sas"

  • "sas4k"

  • "fibre"

  • "fibre520b"

  • "scsi"

  • "sata"

  • "pata"

criteria_drive_min_size

float

The minimum individual drive size (in size_unit) to consider when choosing drives for the storage pool.

criteria_drive_require_da

boolean

added in netapp_eseries.santricity 2.9

Ensures the storage pool will be created with only data assurance (DA) capable drives.

Only available for new storage pools; existing storage pools cannot be converted.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

criteria_drive_require_fde

boolean

Whether full disk encryption ability is required for drives to be added to the storage pool

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

criteria_drive_type

string

The type of disk (hdd or ssd) to use when searching for candidates to use.

When not specified each drive type will be evaluated until successful drive candidates are found starting with the most prevalent drive type.

Choices:

  • "hdd"

  • "ssd"

criteria_min_usable_capacity

float

The minimum size of the storage pool (in size_unit).

When state==”present” then criteria_drive_count or criteria_min_usable_capacity must be specified.

The pool will be expanded if this value exceeds its current size. (See expansion note below)

criteria_size_unit

string

The unit used to interpret size parameters

Choices:

  • "bytes"

  • "b"

  • "kb"

  • "mb"

  • "gb" ← (default)

  • "tb"

  • "pb"

  • "eb"

  • "zb"

  • "yb"

erase_secured_drives

boolean

If state==”absent” then all storage pool drives will be erase

If state==”present” then delete all available storage array drives that have security enabled.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

name

string / required

The name of the storage pool to manage

raid_level

string

The RAID level of the storage pool to be created.

Required only when state==”present”.

When raid_level==”raidDiskPool” then criteria_drive_count >= 10 or criteria_drive_count >= 11 is required depending on the storage array specifications.

When raid_level==”raid0” then 1<=criteria_drive_count is required.

When raid_level==”raid1” then 2<=criteria_drive_count is required.

When raid_level==”raid3” then 3<=criteria_drive_count<=30 is required.

When raid_level==”raid5” then 3<=criteria_drive_count<=30 is required.

When raid_level==”raid6” then 5<=criteria_drive_count<=30 is required.

Note that raidAll will be treated as raidDiskPool and raid3 as raid5.

Choices:

  • "raidAll"

  • "raid0"

  • "raid1"

  • "raid3"

  • "raid5"

  • "raid6"

  • "raidDiskPool" ← (default)

remove_volumes

boolean

Prior to removing a storage pool, delete all volumes in the pool.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

reserve_drive_count

integer

Set the number of drives reserved by the storage pool for reconstruction operations.

Only valid on raid disk pools.

secure_pool

boolean

Enables security at rest feature on the storage pool.

Will only work if all drives in the pool are security capable (FDE, FIPS, or mix)

Warning, once security is enabled it is impossible to disable without erasing the drives.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

ssid

string

The ID of the array to manage. This value must be unique for each array.

Default: "1"

state

string / required

Whether the specified storage pool should exist or not.

Note that removing a storage pool currently requires the removal of all defined volumes first.

Choices:

  • "present"

  • "absent"

validate_certs

boolean

Should https certificates be validated?

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • The expansion operations are non-blocking due to the time consuming nature of expanding volume groups

  • Traditional volume groups (raid0, raid1, raid5, raid6) are performed in steps dictated by the storage array. Each required step will be attempted until the request fails which is likely because of the required expansion time.

  • raidUnsupported will be treated as raid0, raidAll as raidDiskPool and raid3 as raid5.

  • Tray loss protection and drawer loss protection will be chosen if at all possible.

  • The E-Series Ansible modules require either an instance of the Web Services Proxy (WSP), to be available to manage the storage-system, or an E-Series storage-system that supports the Embedded Web Services API.

  • Embedded Web Services is currently available on the E2800, E5700, EF570, and newer hardware models.

  • ERROR while parsing M('netapp_e_storage_system'): parameter ‘netapp_e_storage_system’ is not a FQCN may be utilized for configuring the systems managed by a WSP instance.

Examples

- name: No disk groups
  netapp_e_storagepool:
    ssid: "{{ ssid }}"
    name: "{{ item }}"
    state: absent
    api_url: "{{ netapp_api_url }}"
    api_username: "{{ netapp_api_username }}"
    api_password: "{{ netapp_api_password }}"
    validate_certs: "{{ netapp_api_validate_certs }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

msg

string

Success message

Returned: success

Sample: "Json facts for the pool that was created."

Authors

  • Kevin Hulquest (@hulquest)

  • Nathan Swartz (@ndswartz)