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Task NameiSCSI Disk Mounting in Windows Custom Task
DescriptionCustom task for iSCSI virtual disk mounting. The task is used to mount a virtual disk on a Windows VM.

1. iSCSI initiator/adapter must be configured.

2. LUNs must be created.

3. Datastore must be available.

Compatible UCS Director VersionsUCSD 4.1.X.X
ComponentsvSphere 5.x

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 .WFDX file.
  3. Log in to UCS Director as a user that has "system-admin" privileges.
  4. Navigate to "Policies-->Orchestration-->Custom Workflow Tasks" 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 "Submit".
  8. A new Task should appear in "Policies-->Orchestration-->Custom Workflow Tasks" that contains the imported Custom Task.
  9. Create a basic workflow. For more information, see the Creating a Workflow section in the Cisco UCS Director Orchestration Guide, Release 4.1.
  10. Add the imported workflow task to the workflow. For more information see the Adding Tasks to a Workflow section in the Cisco UCS Director Orchestration Guide, Release 4.1.
  11. In the Workflow Task Basic Information screen, enter the following details:VCenter IP, Username, Password, Virtual Machine name, Disk size, Disk mode, and Disk name.
  12. Click Submit.
  13. Double Click the workflow, the workflow designer opens.
  14. In the workflow designer window, click the Execute Now button.
  15. A service request is created for the workflow.


This workflow does NOT do what it says.

It does not use the Microsoft iSCSi initiator to connect to an iSCSi portal and mount any LUNS.

Instead it will turn off your VM and add a LUN to the VM as a SCSi disk (not iSCSi).

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