Are you like me, and working this week?
Are you also like me, and would like to see Hitachi NAS (HNAS) inventory support in OCI?
If you have spare time, and want to get together to run a "standalone" OCI datasource to automatically run a bunch of CLI commands via SSH against your HNAS, we would appreciate this as this will help us work towards a OCI HNAS beta datasource for OCI 7.1.x early next year.
Email me at ostiguy at netapp dot com if you'd like to get together via a webex - all we need is:
the ability to download and unzip this standalone datasource onto your OCI server
Administrator level username and password that can SSH to the HNAS - we aren't certain yet if we can live with only read-only credentials.
A standalone datasource is a fancy name for a zip file that unpacks a batch script with some java code. We invoke the batch script, passing some parameters that get passed to a standalone Java runtime environment that runs out code, using the credentials and IP to SSH, and running a variety of read only CLI commands. We log all the data. This will not impact OCI in any way - OCI has no idea we'd be doing this.