With the release of Cisco Workload Optimization Manager 1.1 action items can now utilize UCS Director as a target for orchestration. The following provides examples to demonstrate the intent of this functionality. Attached to this document you will find example workflows that also include custom tasks that converts and injects Cisco WOM parameters to the required UCSD input parameters for the respective workflows. The examples provided cover host provisioning, host suspend, storage provisioning, storage resize and storage delete. The examples provided can be added to existing UCSD workflows that you may already have to achieve these tasks.
Example Steps to add UCS Director orchestration for Host Provisioning:
In your UCS Director Console:
Import the attached UCS Director sample workflows into your UCS Director Instance.
Open the newly imported Host Provisioning Sample Workflow
Modify this workflow to conform to provisioning a host relevant to your environment
You may test the workflow by providing static values relevant for your environment as you develop your workflow. The screenshot below is an example of what that might look like and not actual parameters to use. These parameters should reflect your environment. See the UCSD Workflow parameters spreadsheet attached to this page to show all the potential parameters and appropriate formatting for testing.
In your Cisco Workload Optimization Manager console:
Navigate to the Settings tab and select Target Configuration
Select Add Target
Choose Target Category Orchestrator
Select UCS Director
Enter your UCS Director credentials and select Add
Return to Settings and Select Policies
Select + Automation Policy to add a new Automation Policy
Name the Policy
Add an existing Scope to limit what systems the new policy will act against
Add an Automation Action of Provision and select Manual
Add an Action Orchestration of Provision
Select Run In UCS Director
Click the Link Workflow and select the Host Provision workflow imported in step 1
Click Save and Apply
You may repeat the above steps for the respective actions of: