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Create a New Tenant and a vDC on Vblock 3xx/7xx with Vision IO

Version NumberComments
1.0Initial Version
2.0Uploaded newer version of workflows which are validated on UCS Director 5.2 release (Note: It has few enhancements to support UCS Director 5.2 specific features which include Name Policy for vDC's system policy and Linked Clone storage option under vDC's storage policy.)

Workflow Name:






This workflow creates a new Group or Tenant and a new vDC for the Tenant in UCS Director on a Vblock 3xx/7xx infrastructure.

Compatible UCS Director Versions:

UCS Director 5.1 (Workflow Version 1.0)

UCS Director 5.2  (Workflow Version 2.0)


Virtualization, Compute, Network and Storage


Cisco UCS Director

VCE Vblock 3xx/7xx


  • A vDC profile is pre-created. The vDC profile consists of compute, network, storage, system and other optional policies similar to a normal vDC. It is used as a template to create a new vDC for a new Tenant. Please refer UCS Director documentation 'How to Create vDC Profile for more information.
  • ESXi Cluster is pre-configured.
  • A VMFS/NFS ESXi Datastore is pre-configured.
  • A Static IP Pool policy for new Tenant is pre-created. Please refer UCS Director documentation 'How to Create Static IP Pool' for more information.
  • vDC profile's network policy is created only with one vNIC configuration (Note: This workflow is limited to configure only one vNIC per VM)
  • vDC profile's system policy is created for either Linux or both Linux and Windows Images.

Workflow Tasks Included:

  1. Add Group
  2. Create Resource Pool
  3. Tenant_vDC (Custom Task)

User Inputs:

The below user inputs should be provided by user after executing the workflow.

User InputsUser Input Description
VBLOCK_PODSelect Vblock 3XX POD for checking RCM Compliance Score
ENTER_GROUP_NAMEEnter Group Name or Tenant Name
ENTER_GROUP_ADMIN_EMAILEnter Group Admin Contact Email Address
SELECT_VDC_PROFILESelect a vDC Profile Template to create a new vDC
SELECT_ESXI_CLUSTERSelect ESXi Cluster on which the vDC resources created or selected
SELECT_PARENT_RESOURCE_POOLSelect Parent Resource Pool on ESXi Cluster
SELECT_DATASTORESelect a Shared Datastore on ESXi Cluster
SELECT_NETWORK_PORT_GROUPSelect a DVswitch Network Port Group
SELECT_IP_POOLSelect IP Address Pool for VM Access in a vDC
ENTER_WIN_DOMAIN_NAMEEnter Windows Domain Name to join the Windows VMs to Active Directory
ENTER_DOMAIN_ADMIN_USERNAMEEnter Windows Domain Admin UserName to Join the Windows VMs to Active Directory
ENTER_DOMAIN_ADMIN_USER_PASSWORDEnter Windows Domain Admin Password to join the Windows VMs to Active Directory

Admin Inputs:

The Admin Input values are pre-defined in the workflow by the admin user. Edit the Workflow properties, go to user inputs section and modify the below inputs appropriately.

User Input User Input Description
MIN_VBLOCK_COMPLIANCE_SCOREEnter minimum compliance score for a Vblock.

Workflow Additional Configuration:

  • None (The task inputs can be customized as per user requirements)

Instructions for Use:

  • Download the attached .ZIP file below to your computer. *Remember the location of the saved file on your computer.
  • Unzip the file on your computer. Should end up with a .WFDX file.
  • Log in to UCS Director as a user that has "system-admin" privileges.
  • Navigate to "Policies-->Orchestration" and click on "Import".
  • Click "Browse" and navigate to the location on your computer where the .WFD file resides. Choose the .WFDX file and click "Open".
  • Click "Upload" and then "OK" once the file upload is completed, Select 'Create_New_Tenant_and_vDC_On_Vblock_3XX or Create_New_Tenant_and_vDC_On_Vblock_7XX' and Then click "Next".
  • Click "Submit".
  • A new folder called 'Vblock-3XX-Validated or Vblock-7XX-Validated' should appear in "Policies-->Orchestration" that contains the imported workflow. You will now need to update the included tasks with information specific to the environment. (See Above)
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