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OnCommand API Services download?

FrankWest
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Hi,

 

does anyone have a download link for the latest OnCommand API Services which is needed when using Ontap 9.6 or earlier with vVols? On the NetApp download page it's not listed.

 

Regards,

Frank.

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Ontapforrum
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Honestly, I have never explored/used this service, but just digging about it, seems it is NOT something that is available as a 'Download' under standard download page.

 

It says - To install OnCommand API Services, you must download the installation shell script from the support site to a target system that is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS.

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/ontap-tools-vmware-vsphere/configure/task_register_oncommand_api_services_with_ontap_tools.html

 

I checked the IMT: Ontap 9.6 is compatible with onCommand API -2.2

 

Have you followed the instructions per this doc- Downloading and installing OnCommand API Services
https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMLP2843273/html/GUID-FA2F0895-6DB0-48FB-BACD-7E3E840958E4.html

 

FrankWest
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Thanks for the reply.

 

Yes, I've followed the installation instructions, but they state:

 

  1. Use your web browser to navigate to the NetApp Support Site at mysupport.netapp.com, and then locate the Download pages for installing OnCommand API Services.
  2. Download the OnCommand API Services <binary name>.bin bundle to a directory on the target Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS system.

And that's my problem, the oncommand API service (whether it be a script of bin file) is not available from the download site.

Ontapforrum
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I see your point.

 

I guess there is some error in netapp documentation. I found another page, this looks like a proper page for download, but when clicked it simply logs you into the support page dashboard.

 

Try going here:
https://devnet.netapp.com/apiservices.php

 

FrankWest
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That link indeed redirects to the support dashboard. Looks like all links to OnCommand API services are broken, but the documentation is still there.

Ontapforrum
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Yes.  I would advise just log a ticket with NetApp, it will be tracked faster. In the mean time, I will try and get some clarity here. Hoping OnCommand API team on the forum will take note of this issue.

FrankWest
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Will do, thanks for the help!

Ontapforrum
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No worries.

 

Interestingly, this is the name of the bin file, I happened to see on the Lenovo(NetApp's partner for DM series) page.

 

"ocapi_2.2P1_linux_x86-64.bin"

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds549523-oncommand-api-services-dm-series

 

It must be available somewhere on the netapp support page, most likely its broken.

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