Module netapp_ontap.config

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This module contains the global configuration options and related functions for the library.

Global variables


This HostConnection object, if set, is used as the default connection for all library operations if no other connection is set at a more specific level. The hierarchy of lookups is:

  • Any connection being used as a context manager (i.e. inside a with block)
  • The connection set on a resource using Resource.set_connection()
  • The global connection set here.

If none of these are set, an exception will be raised when a request is attempted.


If set to True, the library will enforce validations, e.g. minimum and maximum values, for object fields as specified in the API spec. If a field does not meet the validation criteria when being sent to the API host, a NetAppRestError will be raised with the reason for the violation. If this value is set to False, then no validation will take place prior to sending the values to the API host.


If set to True, the library will raise an exception if a request fails. If set to false, the library will not raise an exception and the application is responsible to check if the response was an error or not.


The number of retry attempts that will be made before raising an exception to proapagate the failure.


This setting configures the delay between retry attempts according to the following formula: {backoff factor} * (2 ** ({number of total retries} - 1))


If the status code returned does not exist in this list, no additional retry attempts will be made.


If a request is made with an HTTP method not in this list, no retry attempts will be made.


If set to True, more granular retry functionality will be enabled for this library. An exception will only be raised when retry attempts are exhausted.


def set_error_model(raise_api_errors: bool = True) -> NoneType

Set the error model for the library.

By default, operations (GET, POST, PATCH, DELETE) will raise an exception if the response code from the host is >= 400. The exception object will contain the response so that it can be handled in the client code.

Optionally, settings raise_api_errors to False will return the response and the client will be responsible for checking and handling any errors.


If set to true, the library will raise errors back to the application. If set to faise, errors will not be raised and the application must verify the responses itself.