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The Pirate Pack for Storage Provisioning v1.0 - Enforcing Standardization and Predictability onto the Storage Infrastructure

The Pirate Pack for Storage Provisioning v1.0 - 2012-09-04

 

Following the footsteps of Jeremy Goodrum (author of The Pirate Pack for VMware, and an avid sheep expert), The Pirate Pack for Storage Provisioning includes workflows that can accomplish what most NetApp storage admins are tasked with on a daily basis whether they work for a large, medium or small organization. The storage provisioning workflows support all major access protocols (FCP, iSCSI, CIFS and NFS). Using storage virtualiztion (vFiler technology) is fully supported when using IP-based access protocols (iSCSI, CIFS and NFS).

For the VMware-integrated workflows to work, you need to ensure that the VMware Powershell toolkit is installed on the WFA server.

 

Also included is a MS Word document detailing the best practices (and tribal knowledge) for each type of Volume.

 

Note: The FCP workflows requires that Zoning be setup prior to execution.

 

 

Workflows Included:

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Volume Provisioning Workflows

  • Create a NAS Volume with Snapshots
  • Create a NAS Volumes without Snapshots
  • Create a SAN Volume with Snapshots
  • Create a SAN Volume without Snapshots
  • Create a VMware NFS Volume with Snapshots
  • Create a VMware NFS Volume without Snapshots
  • Create a VMware SAN Volume with Snapshots
  • Create a VMware SAN Volume without Snapshots
  • Create an Exchange 2010 Data SAN Volume with Snapshots
  • Create an Exchange 2010 Data SAN Volume without Snapshots
  • Create an Oracle-MSSQL-Exchange 2007 Data SAN Volume with Snapshots
  • Create an Oracle-MSSQL-Exchange 2007 Data SAN Volume without Snapshots
  • Create an Oracle NFS Datafiles Volume with Snapshots
  • Create an Oracle NFS Datafiles Volume without Snapshots

Volume Modification Workflows

  • Re-size a Volume (when Snapshots are cached by WFA)
  • Re-size a Volume with Snapshots (when Snapshots are NOT cached by WFA)
  • Re-size a Volume without Snapshots (when Snapshots are NOT cached by WFA)

SAN Provisioning Workflows

  • Create a new FCP-iSCSI-FCoE Initiator Group
  • Create a new FCP-iSCSI-FCoE LUN

vFiler Provisioning Workflows

  • Create a new vFiler

VMware Provisioning Workflows

  • Provision a VMware NFS Datastore with Backup Space
  • Provision a VMware FCP VMFS Datastore with Backup Space
  • Provision a VMware iSCSI VMFS Datastore with Backup Space

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Replies

Yaron -

Wow!  23 workflows in one go.  Truly amazing... STRONG work!

Best,

Kevin

Awesome stuff, Yaron! 

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