Wrapper API to communicate with Brocade SAN switches using SSH connection.
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= BrocadeSAN

== What is BrocadeSAN?

BrocadeSAN provides a simple wrapper API to communicate with Brocade SAN switches using SSH connection.
You have option to either run the command manualy or query the switch with pre-defined set of methods.

Additionally you can use Brocade::SAN::Provisioning::Agent for zoning provisioning tasks.

== Basic Usage

You can use BrocadeSAN in 2 different ways:

=== 1. Query the SAN switch directly using 1 connection per command query 

  # this will query the switch name and version and open connection to switch twice
  
  switch=Brocade::SAN::Switch.new("address","user","password")
  
  switch.name
  switch.firmware
  
=== 2. Query the SAN switch in session block using 1 connection per session
  
  # this will query the switch name and version and open connection to switch only once
  
  switch=Brocade::SAN::Switch.new("address","user","password")
  
  switch.session do 
	switch.name
	switch.firmare
  end
  
== Special Usage

If the API is not sufficient for your need you can always utilize the Brocade::SAN::Switch#query method to execute arbitrary commands
  
  # sends command to switch
  response=switch.query("portshow | grep Online ")
  
  # sends several commands to switch
  response=switch.query("switchshow","cfgshow")
  
  # calls interactive command and sends response along the way
  # the mode has to be set to interactive
  # the mode will persist across queries
  # change it back to :script when you want to run non-interactive command
  switch.set_mode :interactive 
  response=switch.query("cfgsave","y")
  
Response is type of Brocade::SAN::Switch::Response. You can get the data by calling +data+ and errors by calling +errors+.
The data will be raw output from the switch with each cmd prefixed by defined/default prompt.

== Provisioning

This is wrapper API for provisioning tasks with added control. This wrapper expects some basic understanding of zoning provisioning tasks and should be used to build
specialized provisioning clients.

  # creates a agent, user must have provisioning rights
  agent=Brocade::SAN::Provisoning::Agent.create("address","user","password")
  
  # create a zone instance with aliases
  zone = Brocade::SAN::Zone.new("host_array_zone")
  zone.add_member "host_alias"
  zone.add_member "array_alias"
  
  # gets effecive configuration (false gets name only without members)
  cfg=agent.effective_configuration(false)
  
  # creates zone and adds it to the configuration in transaction
  # transaction saves configuration at the end, it does not enable effective configuration
  # agent methods outside of transaction will save configuration immediately
  agent.transaction do
  	agent.zone_create zone
  	agent.cfg_add cfg, zone
  end
  
  # enable effective configuration
  agent.cfg_enable cfg
  
== Download and Installation

Installation *with* RubyGems:
  # gem install brocadesan
    
== Author

Written 2015 by Tomas Trnecka <mailto:trnecka@gmail.com>.

== License

Copyright (c) 2015 Tomas Trnecka

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