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Powershell limitations on Ontap 8.0 7-mode

koenraad0

I've seen some discussions where cmdlets worked on 7.3.x, no longer work on 8.0.x and wil be fixed in 8.1.x.

We're only running 8.0.2 and will be the next 6 months.

Is some list available of known problems with cmdlets in 8.0.x?

I have an example which could be related to these issues:

PS C:\Windows\system32> Set-NaCifsShare -share informatiesystemen -caching no_caching

Set-NaCifsShare : unknown share option: no_caching.

At line:1 char:16

+ Set-NaCifsShare <<<<  -share informatiesystemen -caching no_caching

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (toaster:NaController) [Set-NaCifsShare], EONTAPI_EINVAL

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ApiException,DataONTAP.PowerShell.SDK.Cmdlets.Cifs.SetNaCifsShare

I also tried variations like 'no_caching' and "no_caching"

The following command did work:

PS C:\Windows\system32> Set-NaCifsShare -share informatiesystemen -comment "test comment"


I can get the information:

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-NaCifsShare cos$ | fl ShareName, Caching


ShareName : cos$
Caching   : no_caching

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-NaCifsShare informatiesystemen | fl ShareName, Caching


ShareName : Informatiesystemen
Caching   :

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Re: Powershell limitations on Ontap 8.0 7-mode

cknight

Is some list available of known problems with cmdlets in 8.0.x?

You can use Get-NaHelpUnsupported to get a rough idea of which Toolkit cmdlets are not available due to missing APIs on a given controller.  Here's an example from 8.0.3RC1.

PS C:\> Connect-NaController 10.61.166.46

Name                 Address           Ontapi   Version

----                 -------           ------   -------

10.61.166.46         10.61.166.46      1.13     NetApp Release 8.0.3RC1 7-Mode: Tue Feb 14 22:32:18 PST 2012

PS C:\> Get-NaHelpUnsupported

Name                                    Api                                     Category

----                                    ---                                     --------

Get-NaCifsShareAcl                      {cifs-share-acl-list-iter-start, cif... cifs

Get-NaSnaplockComplianceClock           {snaplock-get-system-compliance-cloc... snaplock

Remove-NaCifsShareAcl                   {cifs-share-ace-delete}                 cifs

Set-NaCifsShareAcl                      {cifs-share-ace-set}                    cifs

Set-NaSnaplockComplianceClock           {snaplock-set-system-compliance-clock}  snaplock

Note that this command outputs nothing when sent to a controller running 8.1RC2, so 8.1 appears to be the convergence point at which all Toolkit cmdlets are available.

I also tried variations like 'no_caching' and "no_caching"

This appears to be a long-standing bug in the cifs-share-change API.  A possible workaround for this one is to use Invoke-NaSsh:

PS C:\> Invoke-NaSsh cifs shares -change test2 -no_caching

WARNING: 1 share(s) have been successfully modified

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