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DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

I'm playing around with the ONTAP / managability SDK (v1.0) and am trying to work out the options around "host-list-info-iter-start", specifically with specifying "host-types"

I am trying to obtain a list of physical filers from DFM.

If I run:

perl apitest.pl -x -t dfm dfmserver user password host-list-info-iter-start host-types filer

It returns:

OUTPUT:
<results status="passed">
    <records>149</records>
    <tag>host5710_11376</tag>
</results>

If I then run

perl apitest.pl -x -t dfm dfmserver user password host-list-info-iter-next tag host5710_11376 maximum 149

I get a dump of everything, i.e. filers, vfilers, ossv clients, etc.

It seems as if the host-types parameter is being ignored, or I have made a mistake in the syntax...??

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Josh

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

You need to use nested child as the host-types is an array.

perl apitest.pl -i -t dfm dfmserver user password "<host-list-info-iter-start><host-types><host-type>filer</host-type></host-types></host-list-info-iter-start>"

This should do the job for you

Regards

Vishal Kulkarni

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

Thanks Vishal, that works perfectly!

I've tried implementing this in perl but have hit a similar roadblock...

I can use the method parse_raw_xml("<host-list-info-iter-start><host-types><host-type>filer</host-type></host-types></host-list-info-iter-start>") to get the correct output however, is there a cleaner way to do this by using the child_add_string() and/or child_add() methods instead? I've tried passing an array to child_add_string but this doesn't do the trick.

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

Nevermind... Figured it out by creating new elements and adding them as childs.

Cheers,

Josh

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

Would you please share your code for adding the children to the request?

Thanks

rle Former NetApp Employee

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

Here you go:

##### Global variables

my %host_to_ip;

##### VARIABLES SECTION

my $args = $#ARGV + 1;

if ($args < 3) {

        usage();

}

 

my ( $dfmserver, $dfmuser, $dfmpw ) = @ARGV;

# Creating a server object and setting appropriate attributes

my $serv = NaServer->new( $dfmserver, 1, 0 );

$serv->set_style("LOGIN");

$serv->set_transport_type("HTTP");

$serv->set_server_type("DFM");

$serv->set_port(8088);

$serv->set_admin_user( $dfmuser, $dfmpw );

host_list($serv);

sub host_list($) {

        my $server = $_[0]; # Reading the server object

        # creating a input element

        my $input = NaElement->new("host-list-info-iter-start");

        # invoking the api and capturing the ouput

        my $output = $server->invoke_elem($input);

        if ( $output->results_status() eq "failed" ) {

                print( "Error : " . $output->results_reason() . "\n" );

                exit(-2);

        }

        # Extracting the record and tag values and printing them

        my $records = $output->child_get_string("records");

        if ($records eq "0") {

                print "\nNo hosts to display.\n";

                exit 0;

        }

 

        my $tag = $output->child_get_string("tag");

        # Iterating through each record

        # Extracting records one at a time

        my $record =

          $server->invoke( "host-list-info-iter-next", "maximum", $records, "tag", $tag );

        if ( $record->results_status() eq "failed" ) {

                print( "Error : " . $record->results_reason() . "\n" );

                exit(-2);

        }

        # Navigating to the hosts child element

        my $hosts = $record->child_get("hosts") or exit 0 if ($record);

        # Navigating to the host-info child element

        my @info = $hosts->children_get() or exit 0 if ($hosts);

        # Iterating through each record

        foreach my $info (@info) {

                $host_to_ip{$info->child_get_string("host-name")} =

                    $info->child_get_string("host-address");

        }

        # invoking the iter-end zapi

        my $end = $server->invoke( "host-list-info-iter-end", "tag", $tag );

        if ( $end->results_status() eq "failed" ) {

                print( "Error : " . $end->results_reason() . "\n" );

                exit(-2);

        }

}

Regards,

   - Rick -

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

Thanks Rick. What I was looking for was how to specify the host-type in perl by adding to the element.

I am looking at the invoke_elem() method.

If I have it correct I need to build the element with NaElement methods and then invoke it with invoke_elem().

Thanks.

rle Former NetApp Employee

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

Craig -

Here is a code snippet:

        # creating a input element to get all vfilers

        my $input = NaElement->new("host-list-info-iter-start");

        my $host_types = NaElement->new("host-types");

        $host_types->child_add_string("host-type", "vfiler");

        $input->child_add($host_types);

        # invoking the api and capturing the ouput

        my $output = $server->invoke_elem($input);

Regards,

   - Rick -

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

This is the code ZEDI produces in Perl for the given API when I select host-types -

require 5.6.1;

use lib '<path_to_nmsdk_root>/lib/perl/NetApp';

use strict;

use warnings;

use NaServer;

use NaElement;

  

my $s = new NaServer('<server name or IP address>', 1 , 0);

$s->set_server_type('DFM');

$s->set_transport_type('HTTPS');

$s->set_port(8488);

$s->set_style('LOGIN');

$s->set_admin_user('<user name>', '<password>');

my $api = new NaElement('host-list-info-iter-start');

my $xi = new NaElement('host-types');

$api->child_add($xi);

$xi->child_add_string('host-type','<host-type>');

my $xo = $s->invoke_elem($api);

if ($xo->results_status() eq 'failed') {

    print 'Error:\n';

    print $xo->sprintf();

    exit 1;

}

print 'Received:\n';

print $xo->sprintf();

Should do the work on providing the host-type. You can find ZEDI within your NMSDK 5.0 folder.

-Kunal

Re: DFM API - host-list-info-iter-start usage?

Thank you! I did have a mistake.

This works great.