Managing access endpoints

You need to create access endpoints or logical interfaces (LIFs), which are required for provisioning Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs), LUNs, and file shares. You can view, create, modify, and delete the access endpoints for the SVMs, LUNs, or file shares in your Active IQ Unified Manager environment.

View access endpoints

You can view a list of the access endpoints in your Unified Manager environment by using the following method. To query a list of access endpoints of a particular SVM, LUN, or file share, you need to enter the unique identifier for the SVM, LUN, or file share. You can also enter the unique access endpoint key to retrieve the details of the particular access endpoint.

Category HTTP verb Path
storage-provider GET

/storage-provider/access-endpoints

/storage-provider/access-endpoints/{key}

Add access endpoints

You can create custom access endpoints and assign required properties to it. You must enter the details of the access endpoint that you want to create as the input parameters. You can use this API, or the System Manager or ONTAP CLI to create an access endpoint on each node. Both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are supported for access endpoints creation.

Note: You must configure your SVM with a minimum number of access endpoints per node for successful provisioning of LUNs and file shares. You should configure your SVM with at least two access endpoints per node, one supporting CIFS and/or NFS protocol, another supporting iSCSI or FCP protocol.
Category HTTP verb Path
storage-provider POST /storage-provider/access-endpoints

Delete access endpoints

You can delete a specific access endpoint by using the following method. You need to provide the access endpoint key as an input parameter to delete a particular access endpoint.

Category HTTP verb Path
storage-provider DELETE /storage-provider/access-endpoints/{key}

Modify access endpoints

You can modify an access endpoint and update its properties by using the following method. You need to provide the access endpoint key to modify a particular access endpoint. You also need to enter the property that you want to update, along with its value.

Category HTTP verb Path
storage-provider PATCH /storage-provider/access-endpoints/{key}