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Using the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to add vSphere Storage

jasemccarty

Here is a little PS I wrote to create a volume, and add it to all VMware vSphere hosts attached to a particular vCenter instance:

Note, this must be run from the vSphere PowerCLI.

##########################################################
# Create-And-Add-Storage-example.ps1
# Jase McCarty 6/7/2010
# Posh Script to add a volume on a NetApp Filer
# and present it to all vSphere hosts
##########################################################

# Add the vSphere PowerCLI SnapIn and the DATA ONTAP Module
Import-module DataONTAP

# Set my variables
$vCenter = vcenter.domain.com
$Filer = filer.domain.com
$aggr = aggr1
$newvol = volx

# Connect to vCenter and our NetApp Filer
Connect-VIServer $vCenter
Connect-NaController $Filer

# Create a new volume
New-NaVol $newvol $aggr 500g

# Set some options for the new volume
Set-NaVolOption $newvol no_atime_update yes
Set-NaVolOption $newvol fractional_reserve 0

# Set the SnapShot Reserve to 0
Set-NaSnapshotreserve  $newvol 0
Set-NaSnapshotschedule $newvol -Weeks 0 -Days 0 -Hours 0

# Add an NFS export
Add-NaNfsExport /vol/$newvol -Persistent -ReadWrite all-hosts -NoSuid -SecurityFlavors sys,krb5

# Get all the vSphere Hosts and add the NFS export
$Hosts = Get-VMHost
ForEach ($H in $Hosts) {
       New-Datastore -Nfs -VMHost $_.Name -NAME $newvol -Path /vol/$newvol -NfsHost $Filer;
}

This is also detailed here: http://www.jasemccarty.com/blog/?p=831

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Replies
cknight

Thanks for posting, Jase.  This combination of 3rd party toolkits (Data ONTAP and vSphere) is a great example of the tremendous potential we envision with PowerShell.

jasemccarty

Thanks for the kudos.

I've been waiting for this toolkit, as it is going to make my job easier, and hopefully many others.