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FlexPod CMode ESXi BareMetal FC WORKFLOW v1.0

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Workflow Name:FlexPod CMode ESXi BareMetal FC WORKFLOW v1.0
Description:

This workflow creates a UCS Service Profile with vHBAs for FC, Creates an FC boot LUN on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP, Maps the Boot LUN to the UCS Service Profile, Sets up FC zoning on Nexus and PXE installs ESXi to the UCS Blade/Service Profile

Compatible UCS Director Versions:UCSD 4.1.x.x
Category:Virtualization, Network, Storage, Compute
Components:
  • NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Cisco UCS System
  • Cisco Nexus 5Ks
  • VMware ESXi

Workflow Tasks Included:

(shown in order as they appear in workflow)

  1. Create UCS Service Profile
  2. Select UCS Server
  3. Associate UCS Service Profile
  4. Setup PXE Boot
  5. Create Cluster Flexible Volume
  6. Create Cluster LUN
  7. Create Cluster Initiator Group
  8. Add Initiator to Cluster Initiator Group # (for vHBA A)
  9. Add Initiator to Cluster Initiator Group # (for vHBA B)
  10. Map Cluster LUN to iGroup
  11. Generic Configure SAN Zoning
  12. Power On UCS Server
  13. Monitor PXE Boot
  14. Modify UCS Service Profile Boot Policy
  15. Wait for Specified Duration
  16. Reset UCS Server
  17. Wait for Specified Duration
  18. Register Host with vCenter
User Inputs:
  • Host Name
  • Service Profile Name
Prerequisites:
  • The UCSD Bare Metal Agent appliance must be installed and configured
  • All required component/devices must be added to UCS Director
  • Required/desired policies and pools must be in place within UCS Manager in order to create a new UCS Service Profile

Instructions for Use:

  1. Download the attached .ZIP file below to your computer. *Remember the location of the saved file on your computer.
  2. Unzip the file on your computer. Should end up with a .WFD file.
  3. Log in to UCS Director as a user that has "system-admin" privileges.
  4. Navigate to "Policies-->Orchestration" and click on "Import".
  5. Click "Browse" and navigate to the location on your computer where the .WFD file resides. Choose the .WFD file and click "Open".
  6. Click "Upload" and then "OK" once the file upload is completed. Then click "Next".
  7. Click the "Select" button next to "Import Workflows". Click the "Check All" button to check all checkboxes and then the "Select" button.
  8. Click "Submit".
  9. A new folder should appear in "Policies-->Orchestration" that contains the imported workflow. You will now need to update the included tasks with information about the specific environment.
Comments
Community Member

Hello Michael.

Is this workflow for Clustered Ontap? Or 7-mode only?

Because, when editing Creating volume task or Initiator task, I get empty list of aggregates, volumes etc. But volumes and aggregates on my vserver exists

Cisco Employee

Hi Aleksandr,

This particular workflow is for Clustered Data ONTAP (Cmode) specifically, it will not work with 7-mode. In for example the "Create Cluster Flexible Volume" task as you mentioned, make sure you choose the "Vserver Name" selection first, once you choose the Vserver, a list of associated Aggregates should become available.

If I select a Vserver, then I click on the "Select" button next to "Aggregate Name", you should now see a list of available aggregates.

Thanks,

Mike

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