Tag Archive: vCenter Orchestrator

Jul 22

Version 2.2 of the OnCommand Workflow Automation package for VMware vCenter Orchestrator Released

NetApp has just released version 2.2 of the WFA package for VMware vCO.  The primary improvement of this package is that it now allows the use of WFA 2.2 natively. This was done by adding a job status of “PLANNING”, which is a new job status in WFA 2.2  The package also now supports VMware’s …

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Jun 17

Two New Co-Branded Technical Reports

I’m pleased to announce two new jointly branded NetApp and VMware technical reports:  TR-4308: Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware and TR-4306: Building Automation and Orchestration for Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware. TR-4308 describes the joint NetApp and VMware solution to implement a software-defined storage environment.  This environment is a critical component toward achieving …

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May 15

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Part 4: Advanced Workflow Design with Wrapper Workflows in vCO and WFA

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Its taken me a while to get this post out. I have been swamped with multiple projects in the realm of automation and orchestration for Software-Defined Storage. With that said, lets get into how to create wrapped vCO workflows to call OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) workflows. First, we should have a discussion on workflows by …

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Mar 26

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Part 3: Create Workflow Integration with vCO and WFA

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Now we will look at how to create vCenter Orchestrator workflows that call WFA. This post will take you through initial workflow creation and assumes you have followed the previous posts and have the NetApp WFA Pakcage for VMware vCenter Orchestrator (you can download from here) already installed.  Be warned that this is a LONG blog …

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Mar 17

My NetApp Communities Podcast on Software-Defined Storage

I would like to send a “Thank You” to @DatacenterDude and @vPedroArrow for hosting me on their NetApp Communities Podcast Friday, March 14th, 2014. We had a great discussion on software-defined storage in the software-defined data center.  They have an excellent weekly podcast and if you aren’t listening to them I’d highly recommend you do. …

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Mar 11

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Part 2: Setup vCO to Call WFA Workflows

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In this part of my series we’ll be discussing setting up vCO to call WFA workflows. I will not be discussing installing vCO, as I am using vCAC 6 and it has a built-in vCO 5.5 environment already. You’ll need to have WFA 2.1 setup as well as vCAC 6 setup and configured. Let’s dive …

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