Dear NetApp community
Today, I announce the availability of Data ONTAP ACI toolkit that enables users to use clustered Data ONTAP and manageability products and FlexPod solutions with more ease in the Cisco ACI network. You can download this toolkit from here.
From the offspring of a common vision by our CTO, Jay Kidd, we have come a long way in making a number of well-defined ACI solutions for FlexPod. Together with Cisco, we have published Cisco Validated Designs for FlexPod with ACI including:
What’s in is this toolkit?
Data ONTAP ACI toolkit contains two variants – (i) Python (ii) PowerShell. Both of these are a thin wrapper over Cisco ACI SDK. You can use whichever that suits you – both provide the same functionality.
You can download the pre-requisite Cisco ACI SDK as mentioned below:
Both these variants bring along a sample script that you can view for usage examples. Also, the PowerShell variant has in-built help and so you can use “get-help <cmdletName> -examples” command to see examples additionally.
What you can do with this toolkit?
There are several steps being taken to fully embrace ACI in NetApp. We are working on integration with OnCommand Workflow Automation and also working on a scripted automation of our earlier design guide for SharePoint. In addition, there is a robust roadmap of FlexPod ACI solutions ahead including solutions highlighting SAP HANA, VDI and UCS Director to mention a few.