Storage Script python referenceΒΆ

OpenLMI Storage Scripts module is a standard python module, which provides high-level functions to manage storage on remote hosts with installed OpenLMI-Storage provider.

It is built on top of LMIShell, however only very little knowledge about the LMIShell and CIM model are required.

All LMI metacommands are implemented using this python module. I.e. everything that LMI metacommand can do with storage you can do also in python using this module, which makes it a good start for LMI scripting.


# Connect to a remote system using lmishell
conn ="", "root", "opensesame")

# Find a namespace we want to operate on, root/cimv2 is the most used.
ns = conn.root.cimv2

# Now use functions.

# For example, let's partition /dev/vda disk
from import partition
partition.create_partition_table(ns, 'vda', partition.PARTITION_TABLE_TYPE_GPT)
# Create one large partition on it
new_partition = partition.create_partition(ns, 'vda')

# Create a volume group with the partition
from import lvm
new_vg = lvm.create_vg(ns, ['vda1'], 'my_vg')
print 'New VG name: ', new_vg.Name

# Create a 100 MB logical volume on the volume group
MEGABYTE = 1024*1024
new_lv = lvm.create_lv(ns, new_vg, 'my_lv', 100 * MEGABYTE)

# Format the LV
from import fs
fs.create_fs(ns, [new_lv], 'xfs')

It is important to note that most of the module functions accept both string or LMIInstance as parameters. For example, these two lines would have the same effect in the example above:

new_lv = lvm.create_lv(ns, 'my_vg', 100*MEGABYTE)

new_lv = lvm.create_lv(ns, new_vg,  100*MEGABYTE)

The first one use plain string as a volume group name, while the other uses LMIShell’s LMIInstance previously returned from lvm.create_vg().