Automation of SMI-S Managed Storage Systems with PyWBEM - SDC 2018

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Monday, September 24, 2018
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Using scripts and automation tools such as Ansible is common when doing repetitive management tasks and monitoring systems in the data center, but writing these scripts can be challenging when integrating with different storage system management interfaces. PyWBEM simplifies these tasks when dealing with storage systems managed by the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) standard. PyWBEM is an open source Python library that simplifies dealing with storage system discovery, security, monitoring, performance, fault reporting, and active management.

This talk provides an overview of the use of the PyWBEM project tools to automate and simplify access and configuration of storage systems that are managed via an SMI-S connection. Examples of automation with tools like Ansible using PyWBEM and the PyWBEMtools as the resource manager will be provided. The talk will also cover future directions for the PyWBEM open source project.

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1. Introduce attendees to the active PyWBEM open source project
2. Describe storage management use case scenarios and how they are being solved using PyWBEM
3. Describe the use of the SMI resource layer based on the SMI profiles to enable scripting and automation of the management of SMI based resources
4. Demonstrate specific use cases of SMI management automation using the PyWBEM tools
5. Discuss future directions for the PyWBEM project

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