purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host module – Manage hosts on Pure Storage FlashArrays

Note

This module is part of the purestorage.flasharray collection (version 1.14.0).

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 purestorage.flasharray. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host.

New in purestorage.flasharray 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Create, delete or modify hosts on Pure Storage FlashArrays.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.3

  • purestorage >= 1.19

  • py-pure-client >= 1.26.0

  • netaddr

  • requests

  • pycountry

  • packaging

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_token

string

FlashArray API token for admin privileged user.

count

integer

Number of hosts to be created in a multiple host creation

Only supported from Purity//FA v6.0.0 and higher

digits

integer

Number of digits to use for multiple host count. This will pad the index number with zeros where necessary

Only supported from Purity//FA v6.0.0 and higher

Range is between 1 and 10

Default: 1

fa_url

string

FlashArray management IPv4 address or Hostname.

host_password

string

Sets the host password for CHAP authentication

Password length between 12 and 255 characters

To clear the username/password pair use clear as the password

SETTING A PASSWORD IS NON-IDEMPOTENT

host_user

string

Sets the host user name for CHAP authentication

Required with host_password

To clear the username/password pair use clear as the password

iqn

list / elements=string

List of IQNs of the host.

lun

integer

LUN ID to assign to volume for host. Must be unique.

If not provided the ID will be automatically assigned.

Range for LUN ID is 1 to 4095.

name

aliases: host

string / required

The name of the host.

Note that hostnames are case-sensitive however FlashArray hostnames are unique and ignore case - you cannot have hosta and hostA

Multi-host support available from Purity//FA 6.0.0 ***NOTE*** Manual deletion of individual hosts created using multi-host will cause idempotency to fail

Multi-host support only exists for host creation

nqn

list / elements=string

List of NQNs of the host.

personality

string

Define which operating system the host is. Recommended for ActiveCluster integration.

Choices:

  • "hpux"

  • "vms"

  • "aix"

  • "esxi"

  • "solaris"

  • "hitachi-vsp"

  • "oracle-vm-server"

  • "delete"

  • "" ← (default)

preferred_array

list / elements=string

List of preferred arrays in an ActiveCluster environment.

To remove existing preferred arrays from the host, specify delete.

protocol

string

Defines the host connection protocol for volumes.

DEPRECATED No longer a necessary parameter

Choices:

  • "fc"

  • "iscsi"

  • "nvme"

  • "mixed"

rename

string

The name to rename to.

Note that hostnames are case-sensitive however FlashArray hostnames are unique and ignore case - you cannot have hosta and hostA

start

integer

Number at which to start the multiple host creation index

Only supported from Purity//FA v6.0.0 and higher

Default: 0

state

string

Define whether the host should exist or not.

When removing host all connected volumes will be disconnected.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

suffix

string

Suffix string, if required, for multiple host create

Host names will be formed as <name>#<suffix>, where # is a placeholder for the host index See associated descriptions

Suffix string is optional

Only supported from Purity//FA v6.0.0 and higher

target_password

string

Sets the target password for CHAP authentication

Password length between 12 and 255 characters

To clear the username/password pair use clear as the password

SETTING A PASSWORD IS NON-IDEMPOTENT

target_user

string

Sets the target user name for CHAP authentication

Required with target_password

To clear the username/password pair use clear as the password

volume

string

Volume name to map to the host.

wwns

list / elements=string

List of wwns of the host.

Notes

Note

  • If specifying lun option ensure host support requested value

  • This module requires the purestorage and py-pure-client Python libraries

  • Additional Python librarues may be required for specific modules.

  • You must set PUREFA_URL and PUREFA_API environment variables if fa_url and api_token arguments are not passed to the module directly

Examples

- name: Create new AIX host
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    personality: aix
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Create 10 hosts with index starting at 10 but padded with 3 digits
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    personality: vms
    suffix: bar
    count: 10
    start: 10
    digits: 3
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592
    state: present

- name: Rename host foo to bar
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    rename: bar
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Delete host
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592
    state: absent

- name: Make host bar with wwn ports
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: bar
    wwns:
    - 00:00:00:00:00:00:00
    - 11:11:11:11:11:11:11
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Make host bar with iSCSI ports
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: bar
    iqn:
    - iqn.1994-05.com.redhat:7d366003913
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Make host bar with NVMe ports
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: bar
    nqn:
    - nqn.2014-08.com.vendor:nvme:nvm-subsystem-sn-d78432
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Make mixed protocol host
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: bar
    nqn:
    - nqn.2014-08.com.vendor:nvme:nvm-subsystem-sn-d78432
    iqn:
    - iqn.1994-05.com.redhat:7d366003914
    wwns:
    - 00:00:00:00:00:00:01
    - 11:11:11:11:11:11:12
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Map host foo to volume bar as LUN ID 12
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    volume: bar
    lun: 12
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Disconnect volume bar from host foo
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    volume: bar
    state: absent
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Add preferred arrays to host foo
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    preferred_array:
    - array1
    - array2
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Delete preferred arrays from host foo
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    preferred_array: delete
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Delete exisitng WWNs from host foo (does not delete host object)
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    wwns: ""
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Set CHAP target and host username/password pairs
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    target_user: user1
    target_password: passwrodpassword
    host_user: user2
    host_password: passwrodpassword
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

- name: Delete CHAP target and host username/password pairs
  purestorage.flasharray.purefa_host:
    name: foo
    target_user: user
    target_password: clear
    host_user: user
    host_password: clear
    fa_url: 10.10.10.2
    api_token: e31060a7-21fc-e277-6240-25983c6c4592

Authors

  • Pure Storage Ansible Team (@sdodsley)