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Orf Gelbrich
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
Task NameAdd VM file to vCenter inventory
DescriptionAdd VM file to vCenter inventory
  1. Tested on 5.3
CategoryWorkflow tasks
ComponentsAdd VM file to vCenter inventory
  1. Log in to UCS Director as a user that has "system-admin" privileges.
  2. Navigate to "Policies-->Orchestration" and click on "Import".
  3. Click "Browse" and navigate to the location on your computer where the .wfdx file resides. Choose the .wfdx file and click "Open".
  4. Click "Upload" and then "OK" once the file upload is completed. Then click "Next".
  5. Click the "Select" button next to "Import Workflows". Click the "Check All" button to check all checkboxes and then the "Select" button.
  6. Click "Submit".
  7. A new folder should appear in "Policies-->Orchestration" that contains the imported workflow.

Thank you goes out to Abhilash Pujari.

Testing on a VM:

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Grabbing the "almost" VM datastore path:

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The path is:

        [UCSD_DS_SR_3724_San5] PRD-Rain1-01/PRD-Rain1-01.vmdk

        but the input for the task is this:

        [UCSD_DS_SR_3724_San5] PRD-Rain1-01/PRD-Rain1-01.vmx

Removing the VM from vCenter inventory:

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The workflow:

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The input with mouse over (description field):

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The resource selection:

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The input end product:

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The workflow execution:

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The machine is coming back:

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Funny little question popping up in vCenter (Need help on how to get ridd of this question, or it is because my vCenter is very old):

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Suggested possible solution to above VMware question:

It is caused by the Host it is running on having a different UUID that the last ESX host

I fixed it by making sure the service Profile for the ESX hosts have the same UUID

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