I finally got an opportunity to mess around with the PowerShell cmdlets for NetApp. Overall, I think that a storage vendor’s adoption of something like PowerShell is always a Good Thing. (From what I understand, EMC has PowerShell cmdlets out now, as well — but I digress.)
There were a couple of things that I wanted to use PowerShell for — basically, “quicklook” kind of information. Sure, I could use NetApp’s System Manager, or FilerView, or DataFabric Manager, etc – but all of those require time to load and sort through, etc. The cmdlets, when structured properly, can aggregate a great deal of information into a short & actionable list.
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