This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for IBM® FlashSystem. The document showcases the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning and copy services, such as Global Mirror, Global Mirror with change volumes, Metro Mirror for IBM FlashSystem® in hybrid cloud environments. The Ansible-based automation and orchestration for managing high availability environments by using HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem storage also is described.
To complete the tasks that are described, you must understand IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible.
The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM FlashSystem storage devices are supported and entitled and where the issues are specific to a blueprint implementation.
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Getting started: Automation using Ansible for IBM FlashSystem
Ansible Playbook: Sample configuration architecture
Configuring and installing Ansible and IBM Spectrum Virtualize modules
Creating an Ansible playbook for replication using Global Mirror and Metro Mirror