XtremIO PowerShell Module Update

I have been working with version 4.0 of XtremIO. This version of XtremIO has an updated REST API which provides a bunch of new functionality. The MTSXtremIO PowerShell Module provides PowerShell management of the EMC XtremIO storage array.

This new version of the REST API includes new performance features, new snapshot functionality, and many new objects. I have updated the MTSXtremIO PowerShell module for XtremIO to support the new API and functionality. The current version of the XtremIO PowerShell module contains 85 cmdlets for working with XtremIO.

The first four Cmdlets are to setup a connection to the XtremIO XMS, which is how you connect to the REST API. One XMS can manage multiple XtremIO clusters.

Disable-CertificateValidation

Get-PasswordFromFile

New-PasswordFile

Set-XIOAPIConnectionInfo

 

There are 41 get Cmdlets to retrieve various XtremIO objects.

Get-XIOPerformance

Get-XIOAlert

Get-XIOAlertDefinition

Get-XIOAPITypes

Get-XIOBBU

Get-XIOBrick

Get-XIOCluster

Get-XIOConsistencyGroup

Get-XIOConsistencyGroupVolume

Get-XIODAE

Get-XIODAEController

Get-XIODAEPSU

Get-XIODataProtectionGroup

Get-XIOEmailNotifier

Get-XIOEvent

Get-XIOInfinibandSwitch

Get-XIOInitiator

Get-XIOInitiatorGroup

Get-XIOIscsiPortal

Get-XIOIscsiRoute

Get-XIOItem

Get-XIOLDAPConfiguration

Get-XIOLocalDisk

Get-XIOLunMap

Get-XIOPerformance

Get-XIOScheduler

Get-XIOSlot

Get-XIOSnapshot

Get-XIOSnapshotSet

Get-XIOSNMPNotifier

Get-XIOSSD

Get-XIOStorageController

Get-XIOStorageControllerPSU

Get-XIOSYRNotifier

Get-XIOSyslogNotifier

Get-XIOTag

Get-XIOTarget

Get-XIOTargetGroup

Get-XIOUserAccount

Get-XIOVolume

Get-XIOXenvs

Get-XIOXms

 

There are 11 Cmdlets for creating XtremIO objects.

New-XIOConsistencyGroup

New-XIOInitiator

New-XIOInitiatorGroup

New-XIOIscsiPortal

New-XIOIscsiRoute

New-XIOLunMap

New-XIOScheduler

New-XIOSnapshot

New-XIOTag

New-XIOUserAccount

New-XIOVolume

 

There are 13 Cmdlets for removing XtremIO objects.

Remove-XIOConsistencyGroup

Remove-XIOConsistencyGroupVolume

Remove-XIOInitiator

Remove-XIOInitiatorGroup

Remove-XIOIscsiPortal

Remove-XIOIscsiRoute

Remove-XIOLunMap

Remove-XIOScheduler

Remove-XIOSnapshot

Remove-XIOSnapshotSet

Remove-XIOTag

Remove-XIOUserAccount

Remove-XIOVolume

 

There are 16 Cmdlets for changing various XtremIO objects.

Add-XIOConsistencyGroupVolume

Set-XIOAlertDefinition

Set-XIOConsistencyGroup

Set-XIOEmailNotifier

Set-XIOInitiator

Set-XIOInitiatorGroup

Set-XIOLDAPConfiguration

Set-XIOScheduler

Set-XIOSnapshot

Set-XIOSNMPNotifier

Set-XIOSYRNotifier

Set-XIOSyslogNotifier

Set-XIOTag

Set-XIOTarget

Set-XIOVolume

Update-XIOSnapshot

 

This provides a good basic set of functionality and coverage over 100% of the API. There are still many improvements to be made but this provides a good base set of functionality. There are some items which are at the top of the list to address such as;

  • Improvements in pipeline support across functions. One known issue that exists with the cmdlets is the ability to pipe the output of a get into a set. There is currently a problem with the set cmdlet using property name as input correctly.
  • Complete multiple cluster support across all functions
  • Implement ShouldProcess in all new, set, remove functionality.

 

Other items on roadmap or under consideration

  • Complete Get-XIOPerformance function. This function only provides very raw object output and has an incomplete implementation.
  • Implement use of certificate based authentication
  • Test use of server certificates on XMS
  • Add informational output objects on new, set, and remove functions
  • Implement additional error handling to include informational messages

 

Get the latest version of the MTSXtremIO XtremIO PowerShell Module . I will work on pipeline improvements, multiple cluster support, and support for should process next. These items will provide a solid foundation for the module functionality. I also have a fair amount of help to complete. Please let me know what other items are missing and where things can be improved.

 

Regards,

 

Dave

 

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4 comments

  1. Matt says:

    Is the cli command create-snapshot-and-reassign from-consistency-group-id available?

    • dmuegge says:

      Matt,

      The module does have the ability to use the reassign functionality, but I have not specifically tested it with consistency groups yet. The functionality is there please give it a try and let me know how it goes.

      Thanks,

      Dave

  2. William Daniels says:

    Hello David, Is the pre-release MTSXtremIO PowerShell Module 0.44.0 still the latest, greatest version of the module? We are just beginning to incorporate some of the database snapshot operations into our fledgling CI/CD scripts and want to start off on solid footing.

    Thanks for your contributions to the XtremIO community.

    Bill D.

    • dmuegge says:

      Bill,

      I have not done anything additional with this in a long time. EMC has added much of this functionality with their own tools. Also for your use case I would recommend look at AppSync. It has functionality that will make the process much easier. It is free for up to 20 mounted snapshots.

      Thanks,

      Dave