Your first API call
You can issue a simple curl command to get started using the ONTAP REST API and confirm its availability.
In addition to having the curl utility available on your workstation, you need the following:
IP address or FQDN of the ONTAP cluster management LIF
ONTAP credentials for an account with authority to access the ONTAP REST API
|If your credentials include special characters, you need to format them in a way that is acceptable to curl based on the shell you are using. For example, you can insert a backslash before each special character or wrap the entire credentials string in double quotes.|
At the command line interface of your local workstation, issue the following command:
curl --request GET \ "https://$FQDN_IP/api/cluster?fields=version" \ --user username:password
curl --request GET "https://10.29.186.132/api/cluster?fields=version" --user admin:david123
The ONTAP version information is displayed in a JSON format.