E-Series workflow

This E-Series workflows pack enables you to configure your E-series storage system without using the SANtricity Manager. You must execute the workflows from the E-series pack in the following recommended sequence: 

 

1.       Create an E-Series Storage Array

2.       Create an E-Series Storage Array using Drive Count

3.       Create an E-Series Volume

4.       Rename an E-Series Volume Group

5.       Rename an E-Series Volume

6.       Create an E-Series Snapshot Group on a Volume

7.       Create an E-Series Snapshot of a Volume

8.       Delete an E-Series Snapshot

9.       Delete an E-Series Snapshot Group

10.   Delete an E-Series Volume

11.   Delete an E-Series Storage Array

12.   Update an E-Series Storage Array Cache Parameters

 

·         Create an E-Series Storage Array

This workflow creates a new storage array (disk pool or volume group) on an E-Series storage system based on a set of available drives. The storage management software automatically configures disk pools as RAID level 6. You cannot change the RAID level of a disk pool.

The workflow enables you to select the RAID level, using the Select RAID level that meets your requirements for volume group data storage and protection. 

The RAID levels you can select are: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3, RAID 5, and RAID 6.

  

·         Create an E-Series Storage Array using Drive Count

This workflow creates a new storage array on an E-Series storage system based on the number of drives available in the E-series storage system. The storage management software automatically configures disk pools as RAID level 6.

You cannot change the RAID level of a disk pool.

The workflow will allow you to select the RAID level that meets your requirements for volume group data storage and protection in the Select RAID level area. RAID level choices include RAID Level 0, RAID Level 1, RAID Level 3, RAID Level 5, and RAID Level 6.

 

·         Create an E-Series Volume

This workflow creates a new volume (thick provisioned or thin provisioned) on a storage array.

You must select a disk pool or a volume group to create a thick volume and a disk pool to create a thin provisioned volume on an E-Series storage system.

 

·         Rename an E-Series Volume Group

This workflow enables you to change the name of an E-Series volume group.

 

·         Rename an E-Series Volume

This workflow enables you to provide a new name for an E-Series volume.

 

·         Create an E-Series Snapshot Group on a Volume

This workflow creates a new snapshot group for snapshots of a particular volume in a storage array (disk pool or volume group) of an E-Series storage system.

A snapshot group is a sequence of point-in-time images of a single associated base volume. A snapshot group uses a repository to save data of all snapshot images included in a group. The repository is created at the same time as the snapshot group.

 

·         Create an E-Series Snapshot of a Volume

This workflow creates a new snapshot of a volume on an E-Series storage system in a snapshot group selected by the user. A snapshot image is a logical image of the content of an associated base volume created at a specific time.

 

·         Delete an E-Series Snapshot

This workflow deletes a volume snapshot on an E-Series storage system.

 

·         Delete an E-Series Snapshot Group

This workflow deletes a volume snapshot group on an E-Series storage system.

 

·         Delete an E-Series Volume

This workflow deletes an E-Series volume.

 

·         Delete an E-Series Storage Array

This workflow deletes a storage array (disk pool or volume group) on an E-Series storage system.

 

·         Update an E-Series Storage Array (SA) Cache Parameters

This workflow updates the SA cache parameters, including cache block size and demand flush parameters for threshold and amount.

 

Prerequisites for executing an E-Series workflow

·         You must have installed OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) 3.1.P1.

·         You must have installed NPSTK 4.2.0.

Note: You must have installed NPSTK and WFA in the same server as WFA.

·         You must have installed the SANtricity Web Services Proxy (WSP) 1.4.
Follow the installation and configuration guidelines for each package.

·         You must download the NPSTK and WSP from the NetApp Support Site.

Note: The installation server for WSP must be different from the WFA server for resolving the conflicts between internal ports and CmdLets.

·          You must have imported the E-series .dar to your installed WFA.

WFA reviews the set of definitions found in the .dar file and then provides the Continue button to import the file.

·         You must have added the SANtricity Web Services Proxy server default credentials into WFA credentials and selected the ‘type’ as Other.

Note: Default credentials of username and password will be rw/rw.

E-series Datasource

 

·         You must have selected E-Series Web Services as the data source type and entered the name of the data source, the IP address of the Web Services Proxy, and the read-write credentials of the SANtricity Web Services Proxy to configure a new E-Series data source.

 

·         You must have added WFA server credentials to the WFA database using Execution >Credentials, type as Other and IP as 127.0.0.1.