Have some NetApps? Want to manage them remotely with Powershell? Upset by the shocking level of documentation? Read on for some common uses:
If you have your devices domain joined and use a separate account to your desktop login to manage them you’ll need to supply a separate set of credentials:
Connect-NaController -name netapp1 -Credential (Get-Credential) -HTTPS
Create a new volume
Create a new thin provisioned (space reservation=none) volume in an aggregate:
New-NaVol -name testvol1 -Aggregate aggr1 -SpaceReserve none -size 1tb
Create, manage the option on and lookup a QTree:
New-NaQtree -Path /vol/vol1/homedirs10GBquota01 Set-NaQtree -Path /vol/vol1/homedirs10GBquota01 -OpLocks enabled -SecurityStyle mixed Get-NAQtree -VolumeName vol1
Add a user quota and lookup quotas set on a QTree. Note the strange syntax for -Volume (it is the volume’s name not full path (/vol/vol1 etc). Also remember that NetApp’s idea of what constitutes a gigabyte is different to everyone else’s so you may want to specify in megabytes instead.
Add-NaQuota -Volume vol1 -Qtree homedirs10GBquota01 -Type user -Target * -DiskLimit 10g Get-NaQuota -Volume vol1 -Qtree homedirs8GBquota01 -Type user -Target *
Add search paths for auto home shares
List the current paths and add a new one. Important! This command is not additive, you will need to specify any existing paths as well as your new one. This is the same as reading/updating cifs_homedir.cfg
get-nacifshomedirectory set-nacifshomedirectory -Paths /vol/vol1/qtree1,/vol/vol1/qtree2
Add API access for a restricted subset of users to query a home directory location on the filer
If you want a small set of users to be able to view the location on the filer where it thinks a user’s home directory is, you’ll need to create a custom role with the following API access:
I’ll update with any other useful ones as I find them. I find the cmdlet namespace confusing for NetApp and a lot of commands have different switches for relatively similar things. The API access is also woefully documented.