It just keeps getting better! I have personally mentioned the need for a PowerShell SDK to NetApp several times. The funny thing is both their engineers, and professional services guys never understood why I would want such a thing. This is a weird paradox with POSIX guys. They seem to think that connecting via ssh and writing bash scripts is all that is needed. Sometimes Perl is invoked to provide a higher level of abstraction. I guess their view is only Linux/Unix guys are going to want to automate this stuff. It’s the classic windows stereotype; Windows guys only know how to drive the GUI.
We’ll adweigert saw things differently, and has started converting the Perl SDK into a PowerShell SDK. At this point it is still very early, but he has already added quite a bit of functionality. The SDK is currently in the form of a single ps1 script. Which is actual rather cool, because while I’m not a dev. I am an OnTAP Administrator, and PowerShell scripter. I can actually contribute to this!
I’m very excited to get to work Monday and give this baby a whirl! Check it out http://www.codeplex.com/PowerShellOnTAP