What is BrocadeSAN?
BrocadeSAN provides a simple wrapper API to communicate with Brocade SAN switches using SSH connection. You have option to either run the command manualy or query the switch with pre-defined set of methods.
Additionally you can use Brocade::SAN::Provisioning::Agent for zoning provisioning tasks.
You can use BrocadeSAN in 2 different ways:
1. Query the SAN switch directly using 1 connection per command query
# this will query the switch name and version and open connection to switch twice switch=Brocade::SAN::Switch.new("address","user","password") switch.name switch.firmware
2. Query the SAN switch in session block using 1 connection per session
# this will query the switch name and version and open connection to switch only once switch=Brocade::SAN::Switch.new("address","user","password") switch.session do
If the API is not sufficient for your need you can always utilize the Brocade::SAN::Switch#query method to execute arbitrary commands
# sends command to switch response=switch.query("portshow | grep Online ") # sends several commands to switch response=switch.query("switchshow","cfgshow") # calls interactive command and sends response along the way # the mode has to be set to interactive # the mode will persist across queries # change it back to :script when you want to run non-interactive command switch.set_mode :interactive response=switch.query("cfgsave","y")
Response is type of Brocade::SAN::Switch::Response. You can get the data by calling data and errors by calling errors. The data will be raw output from the switch with each cmd prefixed by defined/default prompt.
This is wrapper API for provisioning tasks with added control. This wrapper expects some basic understanding of zoning provisioning tasks and should be used to build specialized provisioning clients.
# creates a agent, user must have provisioning rights agent=Brocade::SAN::Provisoning::Agent.create("address","user","password") # create a zone instance with aliases zone = ::::.("host_array_zone") zone.add_member "host_alias" zone.add_member "array_alias" # gets effecive configuration (false gets name only without members) cfg=agent.effective_configuration(false) # creates zone and adds it to the configuration in transaction # transaction saves configuration at the end, it does not enable effective configuration # agent methods outside of transaction will save configuration immediately agent.transaction do agent.zone_create zone agent.cfg_add cfg, zone end # enable effective configuration agent.cfg_enable cfg
Download and Installation
Installation with RubyGems:
# gem install brocadesan
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