Dell EMC PowerStore Ansible Lab: Managing Your Array With Ansible Playbooks

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Solution Overview

To keep up with the growing speed of business demands, there's a pressing need to make programmability and automation an inherent part of operational IT processes. WWT offers hands-on Ansible Automation Training labs to help customers learn how to get started using centralized automation tools to manage and deploy configurations.

Goals & Objectives

The purpose of this lab is to provide hands on training on how to start automating your Dell EMC PowerStore infrastructure using Ansible.

The following scenarios are contained within the lab:

  • Ansible overview and environment setup
  • Creating hosts, host groups, volumes, and volume groups using Ansible
  • Linux OS iSCSI configuration via Ansible
  • Volume based snapshots utilizing Ansible
  • Deprovisioning activities using Ansible

Hardware & Software

The lab environment itself consists of the following components:

  • PowerStore 1000T Storage Array
  • Linux OS (compute host)
  • Visual Studio Code (used to configure Ansible components)