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Creating and Customizing Workflows Using OnCommand Workflow Automation (CCWWFA)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to OnCommand WFA

  • OnCommand portfolio
  • WFA installation and configuration
  • Challenges WFA can resolve
  • WFA interfaces
  • WFA roles

Module 2: OnCommand WFA Design

  • WFA architecture
  • Workflow design
  • Commands
  • Functions
  • Templates
  • Data source design
  • Content manager
  • Running workflows

Module 3: Designing Workflows

  • Workflow design recommendations
  • Design a workflow
  • OnCommand WFA architecture
  • Modular workflows

Module 4: Refining Workflows

  • Types of user inputs
  • Modifying user inputs
  • Using constants
  • Adding return parameters

Module 5: Advanced Design Features

  • Add approval points
  • Repeat rows in a workflow
  • Incremental naming
  • Verify resource reservation and element existence
  • Conditional execution
  • Workflow categorization

Module 6: Creating Design Elements

  • Creating filters and finders
  • Creating a command
  • Command categories
  • Creating a template
  • Creating a function
  • Creating a data source

Module 7: Customizing workflows

  • Creating customized workflows
  • WFA packs for the FlexPod solution

Module 8: REST APIs and Support Resources

  • WFA tasks for REST APIs
  • Key support resources for REST APIs

Module 9: NetApp PowerShell Toolkit

  • WFA powerShell Cmdlets
  • Support links
  • Specific OnCommand WFA commands to automate storage

Appendix A: Entity Versioning

  • Features
  • Child and parent entities
  • Imported entities
  • Versioning of an imported entity

Labs:

  • Reviewing OnCommand WFA configuration
  • Running an OnCommand WFA workflow
  • Designing and running a workflow
  • Modifying user inputs
  • Applying constants and return parameters
  • Adding an approval point
  • Adding row repetitions
  • Applying incremental naming
  • Marking the workflow ready for production
  • Creating a filter and customizing a finder
  • Creating commands and a template
  • Creating a function
  • Creating a data source
  • Customizing a workflow
  • Using Windows PowerShell to connect to a cluster