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Get list of Filers from DFM to run PS commands against

I'm trying to get a list of Filers from our DFM server (Oncommand Core 5.1) so that I can loop through them and then run powershell commands against them.

I want to do this so that I don't have to maintain a list of Filers in a text File and I know the list is up to date.

I found you can get a list of the Filers from report view as XML or CSV from DFM using the url:

https://{dfm-server}:8443/dfm/report/filers-ops?output-format=csv

I tried using Powershell:

System.Net.Webclient

and

Invoke-WebRequest

but the issue I have is it returns nothing as I'm not logged in.

Has anyone managed to get a list of Filers from DFM to run Powershell commands against?  The only other way I can think of is to run Powershell remotely on the DFM server with something like "dfm host list"

Re: Get list of Filers from DFM to run PS commands against

'dfm host list' will give you a list that is unreadable by PS

the closest you can get to that is:

dfm report create -R controller -f name filers

dfm report view filers >> c:\filers.txt

PS > Get-Content -Path c:\filers.txt

the only problem is the first 2 lines - the file will look like this:

volume name

---------------------

filer01

filer02

filer03

Re: Get list of Filers from DFM to run PS commands against

In the coming days I will be releasing tons of my oncommand scripts.. I just haven't decided how to release them to the community.... But we do exactly this.. and we separate it based on group, so I can query via DFM

Here's a script to do this, but I will repost to a blog shortly.

<#
.SYNOPSIS
  Queries all DFM controllers
.DESCRIPTION
 
  .EXAMPLE
  .\dfm_controller_dump_wgroup.ps1
.DATE
  4-15-2013
.Version
     v1
.Notes
  .Author
   Josh Goldfarb
.Change Log
      v1.0 - Initial
  

#>

cls
write-host "`t`t`t`t`tDFM Controller Dump is running.  Do not close window..........." -fore Red -background black
$dfmcontrollers = dfm controller list

$globalarray=@()
$dfmcontrollers | % {
if ($_ -like "*controller*" -and $_ -like "*filernodeb*") {

$var = $_.trim()
$array = $var -replace '\s+', " "
$array = $array.split(" ")
## Build Array with Controllers
$controller = $array[2]
} elseif ($_ -like "*controller*") {
$var = $_.trim()
$array = $var -replace '\s+', " "
$array = $array.split(" ")
## Build Array with Controllers
$controller = $array[3]
}

$customobject = new-object psobject
Add-Member -inputobject $customobject -membertype Noteproperty -name Filer -value $controller

$globalarray += $customobject

}
## Remove null variables

$globalarray = $globalarray | ? {$_.filer -ne $null}
## Export Events
#$globalarray | export-csv c:\temp\dfmfilers.csv -notypeinformation

$dfmfilers = @()
$globalarray | % {
$filer = $_.filer

## Get group information for Filer
$custom = new-object psobject
Add-Member -inputobject $custom -membertype Noteproperty -name Filer -value $filer

$group = dfm group list $filer
$group[2] | % {
$var = $_.trim()
$var = $var -replace '\s+', " "
$var = $var.split(" ")
}

if ($var.count -eq 3) {

$groupname = $var[1] + " " + $var[2]

} else {
$groupname = $var[1]
}


Add-Member -inputobject $custom -membertype Noteproperty -name Purpose -value $groupname
$dfmfilers += $custom
}

$dfmfilers = $dfmfilers | ? {$_.filer -ne $Null}
## Export filers
$dfmfilers | Sort Purpose,Filer |  export-csv c:\temp\dfmfilers.csv -notypeinformation


## Copy file to httproot$ dump share for scripting
Copy-item c:\temp\dfmfilers.csv "\\netappinfo\httproot$\dfmfilers.csv" -force


cls
write-host "`t`t`t`t`tDFM Controller dump complete.........." -fore Red -background black

####

Then when I write script, I can do it off groups,

for example.

$host  = import-csv dfmfiler.csv | ? {$_.purpose -eq "vmware"}

stuff like that..

Re: Get list of Filers from DFM to run PS commands against

Hi,

Thanks for the PS code. I also noticed the thread you started which is along a very similar line of what I am trying to do:

https://communities.netapp.com/thread/20462

It would be good if Netapp created DFM cmdlets but this works which is great.

Thanks

Martin

Re: Get list of Filers from DFM to run PS commands against

I rely on "dfm report" over dfm host list, and the same applies for "dfm report view volumes" over "dfm volume list $controller" for this type of output. 

"dfm report view controllers" will get a list of controllers, and if you group controllers(by region, type, etc) within DFM, then you can run the same report against that group, as well as run commands against the group(for rolling out an option change, for example).  You can also make the output more manageable by making the output format in csv by typing something like:

dfm report view -F csv controller

Then each column will be delimited by a comma, so you can use the split function to filter the output by doing something like:

dfm report view -F csv controller | select-string fas6240 | %{$_.tostring().split(",")[3]}

That will show you the hostname of every fas6240 known to your DFM server and obviously you can get ONTAP ver, sysid, etc through other reports or canned reports.

Re: Get list of Filers from DFM to run PS commands against

ah, i didn't even think to do that.. nice.. I can switch my code to that and addd the group..