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What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

The initial response to the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit has been tremendous, but that doesn't mean we have all the answers!  We've only begun to tap the enormous potential of PowerShell, and the combination of this Toolkit with other 3rd-party modules (HyperV, PowerCLI, etc.) is where things really get interesting.  Here's your opportunity to tell us how you'd like to use the Toolkit and how we can improve it to help you get there.

I'll offer a few things we're already considering:

  • Snapvault
  • Consistency group
  • Snapshot multicreate
  • Reallocate
  • System.DateTime values in addition to Int64 values
  • Find-NaController (discover controllers on the network, including new, unconfigured ones)

Clinton

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

Definitely check out Andy's great blog post highlighting a few wish list items at http://get-powershell.com/2010/06/15/netapp-releases-powershell-toolkit-1-0/.

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

I'm not seeing anything for modifying vif/ifconfig information - or collecting anything from there besides the write file option.

I'm extremly happy with this capability and just getting started diving in.

Thanks for the effort!

-d

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

Hi, Donald, thanks for the question.

Ideally, the Toolkit would allow full and complete configuration of the  storage controllers.  The Toolkit doesn't have network configuration cmdlets at present, but those are on the roadmap.  The APIs for doing that are fairly new, and to broaden the support base for Toolkit v1.0 we started with the ones that have been around a bit longer.

Clinton

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

Clinton,

Thanks to you and the whole team behind this. This is all great stuff!

Your list is definitely a great starting point. I'd especially love

the ability to discover controllers.

I hadn't realized you can't do network configuration. That's

definitely a huge priority. I want to be able to do everything through

PowerShell that you do when running the "setup" process. Are there any

other gaps there?

For the network config, can I get around it by writing a new rc file

and sourcing it, or is there any other workaround?

Jeff Baxter

(sent from mobile, excuse any typos.)

On Jun 17, 2010, at 2:47 PM, "cknight" <xdl-communities@netapp.com

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

Couldnt you do filer discovery through standard SNMP calls with powershell ?

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

Possibly, martinj, thanks.  I'll consider that when the time comes.  SNMP will be integral to the implementation in any case.

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

get-sysstat

I know it doesn't really follow the powershell model, but I would love to see a command that replicated the current method of quickly viewing performance activity in a very translatable fashion.

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

OK, Ben, we'll consider that.  In the meantime, the perf cmdlets can provide a wealth of performance info.

Re: What would YOU like to see in the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit?

Would like to have a commandlet that allows me to run a command against the filer, currently i have created something to use the plink tool to do this and i have scripted a number of powershell scripts around it.

Thanks