NetApp server discovery

Discovery can find NetApp servers. If you use pattern discovery, Discovery can perform native discovery of the NetApp server without the need to traverse an SMI-S server.

This table explains the discovery options in more detail.
Method Supported modes Upgrades
Discovery with patterns using REST.

The patterns support native discovery of NetApp servers, without requiring the need to discover the SMI-S server.

  • NetApp 7-mode
  • NetApp cluster mode
Active by default for new instances.
Discovery with probes and sensors using CIM.
  • NetApp 7-mode
  • NetApp cluster mode
Active by default for upgrades. To use patterns on upgraded instances, enable the relevant NetApp property (see below).

ONTAP version support

Discovery can find NetApp servers running these versions of the ONTAP operating system:
  • For 7-mode: versions 8.3 and below.
  • For cluster mode: version 8 or above.

Netapp discovery properties

To use native discovery with patterns, navigate to Discovery Definition > Properties and enable these properties:
Property label Name
For 7-Mode NetApp storage servers use native discovery instead of SMI-S. glide.discovery.sensors.netapp_native_7mode
For Cluster Mode NetApp storage servers use native discovery instead of SMI-S. glide.discovery.sensors.netapp_native_cluster_mode
Note: If you already performed NetApp discovery, and then upgrade to Kingston and enable these properties, a migration script runs the next time you perform NetApp discovery. This script could delete CIs for items like storage pools, which probes discover but the patterns do not. It also creates new relationships.

Credentials

Credential type
  • Configure SNMP community credentials (password only) or SNMPv3 credentials to classify the NetApp server.
  • Configure Basic authentication to identify and explore the NetApp server. The credential user must have read-only access for cluster mode. For 7-mode, the user must have administrator access, or the user must have the following capabilities:
    • login_snmp, login-ndmp, login-sp, and login-http-admin
    • Api-*

Classifiers, patterns

Table 1.
Classifiers Probe Patterns
  • NetApp Storage Server 7-Mode
  • NetApp Storage Server Cluster-Mode
Horizontal discovery probe: launches patterns
  • NetApp Storage 7-Mode
  • NetApp Storage Cluster-Mode

Running Discovery

To run discovery using these patterns, create a Discovery schedule that targets the management IP address of the NetApp server. Make sure that the basic authentication credentials that you configured can access the NetApp server.

Data collected by NetApp patterns

The following tables list the data that Discovery can find when you run the NetApp discovery patterns.
Table Fields
cmdb_ci_storage_server

name

firmware_version

cluster

serial_number

manufacturermode

model_id

cim_object_path

short_description

ip_address

cmdb_ci_storage_cluster

short_description

ip_address

manufacturer

cmdb_ci_storage_cluster_node

name

operational_status

cmdb_ci_storage_node_element

cluster

short_description

manufacturer

serial_number

model_id

ram

cpu_type

cpu_manufaturer

cpu_core_count

cmdb_ci_network_adapter

name

ip_address

netmask

cmdb_ci

cmdb_serial_number

serial_number

serial_number_type

cmdb_ci_ip_address

ip_address

netmask

nic

ip_version (Storage-7 mode)

name

cmdb_ci_disk

name

device_id

serial_number

manufacturer

model_id

storage_type

device_interface

size_bytes

computer

cmdb_ci_storage_fileshare

path

name

cmdb_ci_storage_pool

name

short_description

free_space_bytes

pool_id

size_bytes

cmdb_ci_storage_volume

name

lun

volume_id

cmdb_ci_iscsi_export

name

lun

initiator_iqn

iqn

export_id

cmdb_ci_storage_controller

name

device_id

cmdb_ci_fc_export

initiator_wwpn

export_id

name

lun

cmdb_ci_fc_port

speed

name

wwnn

wwpn

Note: For more information on NetApp discovery with CIM, see Storage Discovery via SMI-S and CIM and How CIM Discovery works.