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The NetApp Manageability SDK provides resources to develop applications that monitor and manage NetApp storage systems. SDK Help provides information about core APIs, which provide infrastructure to invoke Data ONTAP® APIs, OnCommand Unified Manager [DataFabric Manager] APIs .
The NetApp Manageability SDK 5.4 supports API Bindings for both Data ONTAP® APIs and OnCommand® Unified Manager APIs. The API Bindings libraries contain interfaces to establish a connection with either the Data ONTAP server or the Unified Manager [DataFabric Manager] server. By using these libraries, you can create applications to access and manage clustered Data ONTAP or OnCommand Unified Manager.
NetApp Manageability SDK 5.4 API Bindings includes the following new feature:
API Bindings for Data ONTAP 8.2.3 and 8.3.1
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Since the Perl bindings to the XML API is mapped in the OntapClusterAPI.pm library file, this is one correction you can make yourself.
In OntapClusterAPI.pm, each entity - APIs, Types, etc. - is described as a hash. The "service-processor-info" type is defined on line 67693 of the SDK 5.4 version. In the "fields" key, I added an appropriate entry to define "ipmi-version" as follows:
Yes, you may notice, I eschew the PowerShell toolkit in favor of Perl even though I typically use a Windows scripting box. The Perl API bindings are way more expressive and convenient than is the PowerShell toolkit, espeically when accessing Advanced or Diagnositic level ZAPIs.