Developer Sessions

Report
Developer Sessions –
Introduction into
Automating Cisco UCS
Dr. Adolf Hohl (FCI Lead EMEA)
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Developer Sessions
 What is it about?
– Integration
– Automation
– Customization
Improving IT and
operation at customer
 For Whom?
– Consultants, integration engineers, architects
 How?
Apps
– Use the glue: Leverage NetApp APIs to do
better integrations at customers
HyperVisor
Storage
– Use case centric approach
 When?
– Tuesday 15:00-16:00 CET
– https://communities.netapp.com/community/interfaces_and_tools/
developer/developer-sessions
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Schedule May/June
Date (cal.
entry)
15.05.2012
22.05.2012
29.05.2012
Date (cal.
entry)
Topic
Abstract and Takeaway
This session is an introduction to the NetApp Powershell Toolkit. It show the
feature richness and the simplicity of use. You learn how to install the toolkit,
connect to controllers and get an overview on its features.
This session is an introduction to the NetApp Manageability SDK in its latest
NetApp Manageability release. You learn the coverage to the SDK and get an overview on its features.
SDK Introduction
You learn how to install it and start rapid prototyping with automatic code
generation.
Use Case: Automated
This session is about automated snapshot archiving leveraging NetApp APIs. You
Snapshot Archiving
learn how to organize snapshot archives from different sources.
using APIs
NetApp Powershell
Toolkit Intro
Topic
Abstract and Takeaway
Programming
Language
Powershell
Various
Perl
Programming
Language
05.06.2012
Introduction into
Automating Cisco
UCS
This session is an introduction to the Cisco UCSPS library to automate Cisco UCS
components in a FlexPod. You learn how to install, connect and use basic
Powershell
commandlets.
12.06.2012
Use Case:
This session is about extracting performance data of the storage infrastructure and
Performance Advisor making it available in structured SQL database for further processing. You learn
Perl
Data Extraction
how to parse performance data and extract relevant counters.
19.06.2012
Within this session the Cisco UCSPS library is used to create VLANs according to
Use Case: Creating
the specification of the FlexPod reference architecture. You learn how to query for
VLANs on Cisco UCS
existing VLANs, define new VLANs and register them in a VLAN template.
26.06.2012
Use Case: DB
This session is about a backup workflow for a database which includes a verification
Backup Workflow with phase before treating the backup as valid. You learn the basic structure of a backup Perl
DB Verification
workflow and how to embed any postprocessing steps.
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Powershell
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UCS Automation Intro
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References
There are couple of good sources in the net:
 Cisco Developer Network
 Blogs: e.g. J.Waldrops, others
Here – Sample Flexpod Provisioning:
 https://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC13143
 https://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC14711
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Todays Session Ingredients
 UCS Emulator
– Download from Cisco Developer Network
– Requires CDN account
– http://developer.cisco.com/web/unifiedcomputin
g/ucsemulatordownload
 UCS PowerTool for UCSM
– Requires CDN account
– http://developer.cisco.com/web/unifiedcomputin
g/pshell-download
 Flexpod Provisioning Sample Scripts
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Session Takeaway
 Get familiar with:
– UCS Emulator
– UCS PowerTool for UCSM
 Navigate in sample Flexpod Provisioning
Scripts and start to innovate
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Basics
Roll up the sleeves – Emulator and
PowerTool for UCSM
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VLAN
Create a VLAN in UCSM
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VLANs in the entire Stack
U
U
Po13
Po14
INPUT: vlan.id/.descr
PRE: Po10-Po14 exist, vlan.id does not exist on all Po10-Po14
POST: vlan.id enabled from storage (S) to Ucs (U).
INFO: storage vlan needs to be enabled everywhere. E.g. frontentaccess would only
go on Po10,13,14
For left and right Nexus Switch:
N
Po11
S
Po10
N
Po12
S
config t
vlan <vlan.id>
descr <vlan.descr>
forall <if> in {Po10, …, Po14}
int <if>
switchport trunk allowed vlan add <vlan.id>
exit
exit
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Navigate in FlexPod
Provisioning Sample
Code
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FlexPod Provisioning Code Outline (I)
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FlexPod Provisioning Code Outline (II)
• Automated Day 0 according TR 3939
• Aligned section by section strictly
MakeMyPod.ps1
Cabling + Enable IP
Communication
(via sshexec.jar)
3.7
3.2 NetApp FAS Part I
3.6
3.3 Nexus 5548 Part I
3.4
FAS(
Data Ontap
Powershell Toolkit
NEXUS(
)
Nexus Command Line
Interface (SSH)
UCS
UCS( Cisco
XML API )
3.8 VMWare Install
~8-12 minutes
(excluding zeroing disks)
TR3939
Continue on page 54
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