Friday, 8 April 2022

[CI][Python] Collecting Datasources from NetApp Cloud Insights Using REST API and Python

In the previous post, we collected all the datasources from our NetApp OCI servers. Now I want to collect the datasources from NetApp Cloud Insights. The main change is that CI uses an API Key, whereas OCI used username and password authentication, so I had to google the correct way to connect, and it turned out very simple.

Collecting NetApp Cloud Insights Datasources over REST API in Python Command Line >>>

  • import requests
  • api_key = 'ENTER_YOUR_API_KEY_HERE'
  • url = 'https://YOUR_TENANT.cloudinsights.netapp.com/rest/v1/collector/datasources'
  • headers = {'X-CloudInsights-ApiKey': '{key}'.format(key=api_key)}
  • jsondata = requests.get(url, headers=headers).json()

Nice and simple. 5 lines. Of course jsondata is just that, JSON data. In a future post we'll process it.

Now to get Python to work with a Windows machine that's behind a proxy.

Getting the Above to Work With Python on a Windows Machine That's Behind a Proxy

Not much different to the above. First you will need to find your corporate web-proxy information (you might find this down the bottom of a .pac file), then you need to run this from the DOS Command Prompt>

set https_proxy=https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@proxy.server.fqdn:PORT

Then I needed to add verify = False to the requests.get which makes the final line in the above:

  • jsondata = requests.get(url, headers=headers, verify = False).json()
And if you want to get rid of the "InsecureRequestWarning" you can add:
  • import urllib3
  • urllib3.disable_warnings(urllib3.exceptions.InsecureRequestWarning)
Note: Just for completeness, there is also set http_proxy=http...

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