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UCSD - Fun With Loops and Counters and disecting the UCSM service profile name

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Fun With Loops and Counters and disecting the UCSM service profile name

This loop example should serve as a LEGO block to deploy many Bare Metal systems by creating many Service Profiles and Attaching them to a user selected Blade. Further creating examples in loop index and dissecting the UCSM service profile name into its components to build a new host name.

  1. Tested on 5.0  Built 50121
ComponentsvSphere 5.x
User InputsUCSM system / Hostname / Blade Selected (multi) /
Outpute-mail with possible new hostname

Instructions for Regular Workflow 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 .WFDX file resides. Choose the .WFDX 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.

Creates many Service profiles and attaches them to a blade:

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