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Feb 26

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Overview: vCAC 6, vCO, and NetApp WFA

Lately, I’ve been heads down designing a NetApp software-defined storage solution in conjunction with VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0.  For the overall solution, we are using NetApp OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) to handle the storage automation.  vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) then makes calls through REST to WFA to activate storage creation for cloud environments.  In vCAC 6 we create a storage service catalog, advanced services blueprints that call the vCO workflows, and grant the appropriate permissions to the storage service catalog. In the end, a user clicks on “Request” for the blueprint they would like to run, input the parameters for the blueprint (i.e. vCenter IP address, storage type, storage size, etc.) and the NetApp storage is provisioned.

While describing the process is all well and good, I’m more of a visual person.  Take a look at the video below to gain a better understanding of the entire process.

 

Here are the links for the Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware series:

 

As always I’d love to get your feedback and hear what you’d like to see.  Workflow ideas, blog post ideas, and general comments are all welcome.

Thanks for reading!

-McCloud

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