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Orf Gelbrich
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
Task Name
2 workflows

vCenter Data Center / Cluster / ESXi node add 1 - n / Host Profile Creation

Add more ESXi Hosts to Cluster with Host Profile

1 workflow will create the following

vCenter Datacenter

vCenter Cluster

Adding ESXi host #1 to the cluster

Creating a host profile from host #1

Adding ESXi host #2 through N

2 workflow will create the following:

add ESXi node 3 through n to the cluster and apply the host profile from workflow #1

  1. Tested on 5.0  Built 50121
ComponentsvSphere 5.x
User InputsvCenter - DC name - Cluster name - IP for ESXi host

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.

Step by Step vCenter Datacenter and Cluster Creation:

The outcome:

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Catalog selection:

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Input into workflow:

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The workflow execution with loop to add the nodes to the cluster from the list:

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The result in UCSD:

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Adding more host nodes to the Cluster from the catalog:

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User Input:

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Execution with loop:

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Result in vCenter:

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Result in UCSD:

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Filter examples to filter by Cluster:

In the global variables for the workflow select filter:

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In this case there are 3 clusters, but the desire is to filter by all Dallas Clusters:

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Result at workflow run time:

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PDF is attached:

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