The Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit is a NetApp developed set of cmdlets for Windows PowerShell that encapsulate many of the APIs available in the NetApp Manage ONTAP® Software Developer’s Kit. These cmdlets let you tap into the power of NetApp APIs to easily perform a wide variety of NetApp specific tasks from within PowerShell scripts. Over 400 cmdlets are available, covering all aspects of NetApp operation.
So, OK but what’s in it?
Short answer: 1378 cmdlets to manage and automate operations on your NetApp filer(s)
Install the toolkit in ‘C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\DataONTAP’ and let’s play with it!
Import-Module DataONTAP Get-Command -Module DataONTAP
Of course, as any PowerShell module, once it’s loaded, is cached until the PowerShell session ends. So, if you had install and imported a previous version of the DataONTAP module, even if you reload the module using Import-Module, you will still work with the module version you’ve loaded initially. In that case you’ll have to import the DataONTAP module using Import-Module with the ‘-force’ switch (or exit your PowerShell session, open a new one and import the module).
Then? then connect to a filer
Connect-NaController -Name yourfilernamegoeshere -HTTPS -Credential (Get-Credential root)
Some basic examples:
- What is my filer specs?
Get-NaSnapmirror SOURCE | Invoke-NaSnapmirrorResync
Here’s a good “high-level” presentation of the toolkit: https://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-6162
By the way, just give it a try and you’ll see how powerfull it is, and usefull to be able to script all the administration tasks you have to do on your filer(s). My only disappointment is with the documentation, too poor. There are not enough usage examples (or not at all for some cmdlets).
Judge it by yourself: