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VNX Datastore

Task NameVNX Datatosore
DescriptionVNX Datatosore
  1. Tested on 5.2
ComponentsIt has a custom task and sample test workflow..
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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 .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 (Your DCNM account)

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The task Select_ESXi_Cluster returns empty output for OUTPUT_STORAGE_GROUPS_IDENTITY in our environment, anybody experiencing the same issue?

Orf Gelbrich
Cisco Employee

Just to make sure you are using this task on a EMC VNX correct?


Yes, a VNX 5600 to be specific.

As far as I can tell from the logs, it fails to get the initList (line 55). The command you are running (VnxPersistenceUtil.getEMCVNXInitiatorsByHostIP), where can I find documentation on that?

Orf Gelbrich
Cisco Employee

The documentation can be reached via the custom task.  If you open up the custom task and got next -> next -> to the script section there is a button show doc on the top.  When you select a link from the library it should propel you into the document.  I have also contacted the BU and this is what they came back with...

I did a quick test on my setup (UCS-D and the Select ESXi Cluster task does fetch the Storage Groups of all of the ESXi Hosts.

Here the assumption is the ESXi Hosts (vHBA WWPNs) already have added to VNX Storage Groups and they should be visible on UCS-D VNX Storage Group reports as well.

The task looks for all ESXi Host’s WWPNs and corresponding Storage Group on VNX and provides their identities as outputs.


I was working with Peter a little bit earlier on this and I was getting this to work in my lab with both a VNX5300 and a VNX2 5400.  I was thinking the same thing; that some funny business was going on with the Storage Groups on the VNX.

Here's a silly question.  I'm assuming to get the Show Doc button to work, I'm going to need to install the Javadocs on the primary node?  I know I haven't downloaded them and I get errors clicking on the links in the importPackage lines.  I'm assuming I just need to dump something out onto the web server for that to work?


Are the ESXi servers within the Cluster added to vCenter using their DNS names or IP Addresses ? Can you confirm please ?


They are added using DNS names. I should mention that I was able to work around this issue using powershell though


In the case where mine worked in the lab, the VMware hosts were added via IP address.

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