Puppet Camp Charlotte: Recap
Puppet Camps are one-day, regional events held around the world for DevOps leaders, practitioners, and innovators who are currently using or are interested in using Puppet. Puppet Labs is an industry leader in IT automation that has achieved wide popularity with datacenter administrators because of its support for device management.
NetApp, along with Puppet Labs, have developed an Apache 2–licensed Puppet module for managing the configuration of NetApp’s Data ONTAP storage operating system (both 7-Mode and Clustered Mode).
Puppet Camp Charlotte was held on December 7 in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina at the Mint Museum. My colleague Amit Borulkar and I presented at the conference highlighting integration we have with Puppet and our clustered Data ONTAP operating system.
In our session, we:
- Provided a brief overview of NetApp’s clustered Data ONTAP operating system
- Discussed the configuration objects that can be managed by NetApp’s Puppet module
- Demonstrated the capabilities of the module to manage a running storage appliance through three different demos
I will update this post if the video recording is shared on YouTube in case you weren’t able to be there in person!
Technical Report TR-4477
Also announced during our session was the public release of NetApp Technical Report TR-4477: Using Puppet to Manage NetApp Storage Infrastructure.
In it, you’ll find detailed solution architecture diagrams, how to get a Puppet Master and Agent setup if you don’t have an existing Puppet infrastructure, and example manifests for both Cluster-scoped and Storage Virtual Machine-scoped operations to begin taking advantage of the module immediately in your respective environment.
For more information
The module is available today from the Puppet Forge here: https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/netapp
Also available is a module to manage NetApp E/EF-Series storage infrastructure as well, and is available here: https://github.com/NetApp/puppet-eseries
To report any issues with the module hosted on the forge, please go here: https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppetlabs-netapp/issues