Sunday, 9 July 2017

OnCommand Workflow Automation 4.1 Install on Windows - Notes

This is a straightforward post to do since there’s really not much to an install of WFA 4.1 on Windows - it’s very simple - also I did a WFA 3.1 install post just 1 year ago.

Useful links:


IMT Results for:
Storage Solution = OnCommand Workflow Automation
and OnCommand Workflow Automation 4.1


Host OS:
RHEL Server 6.5 / 7 / 7.1 / 7.2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 SE / 2012 R2 DCE
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 SE / 2012 DCE
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SE SP1 / 2008 R2 EE SP1 / 2008 R2 SE / 2008 R2 EE
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SE SP2 / 2008 EE SP2
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

Guest OS:
RHEL Server 6.5 / 7 / 7.1 / 7.2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 SE / 2012 R2 DCE
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 SE / 2012 DCE
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SE SP1 / 2008 R2 EE SP1 / 2008 R2 SE / 2008 R2 EE
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SE SP2 / 2008 EE SP2
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

Hypervisor OS:
VMware ESXi 5.0 / 5.1 / 5.5
Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 / 2012 / 2012 R2

ONTAP OS:
ONTAP 9.0 / 9.1
Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 / 8.2.1 / 8.2.2 / 8.2.3 / 8.2.4 / 8.3 / 8.3.1 / 8.3.2
Data ONTAP 7-Mode 8.2 / 8.2.1 / 8.2.2 / 8.2.3 / 8.2.4

Browser:
Microsoft Firefox ESR 38 / IE 11 / Chrome 47 / Chrome 48

OnCommand Unified Manager Core Package:
5.1 / 5.2 / 5.2.1

OnCommand Unified Manager for Clustered ONTAP:
6.0 / 6.1 / 6.2 / 6.3 / 6.4 / 7.0 / 7.1 / 7.2

VMware vSphere Data Source:
vCenter Server 5.0 / 5.1 / 5.5 / 6.0

Host Clustering:
Veritas Cluster, VMware HA, VMware ESX vMotion, Microsoft MSCS

Note: Correct as of time of writing.


Hardware Requirements for Installing WFA (on Windows)

Minimum:
CPU 2.27 GHz or faster, 2 core
RAM 4 GB
Free disk space 5GB

Recommended:
CPU 2.27 GHz or faster, 2 core
RAM 8 GB
Free disk space 20 GB


WFA Deployment Architecture

Image: OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) deployment example

Ports Required for Workflow Automation

Image: Default ports that should be open on the WFA server
Image: Default ports that should be open on the Unified Manager Server
Image: Default port that should be open on the VMware vCenter
Image: Default port that should be open on the SNMP host machine

Installing OnCommand Workflow Automation 4.1

Refer to the “OnCommand Workflow Automation 4.1: Installation and Setup Guide for Windows” for proper instructions.

Logged in as a local administrative user - say DOMAIN\WFAADMIN (note that the instructions do say log in to Windows using the default local administrator account, but many organizations will disable/disallow this) - you can either install WFA 4.1 interactively by right-clicking the WFA install executable and selecting “Run as administrator” and answering the prompts -

Image: Starting WFA 4.1 Interactive Installation (WFA-x64-V4.1.0.0.2-B4202552.exe)
- or silently install via the DOS Administrator: Command Prompt.

Here we install interactively (different to the 3.1 post).

1) Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for OnCommand Workflow Automation

Click Next >

2) WFA Administrator User

Provide inputs to create WFA Administrator user:
Click Next >

Image: WFA InstallShield Wizard: WFA Administrator User
3) WFA Server Configuration

Provide port numbers to override default ports.
Click Next >

Image: WFA InstallShield Wizard: WFA Server Configuration
4) Enable HTTP

Enable/Disable HTTP
Click Next >

5) Customer Information

Enter your ‘Site Name’ and ‘Company Name’.
Click Next >

6) Destination Folder

Change install path from the default (C:\Program Files\NetApp\WFA) if required.
Click Next >

7) Database Folder

Change install path from the default (C:\Program Files\NetApp\WFA\Database) if required.
Click Next >

8) Ready to Install the OnCommand Workflow Automation

Click Install

9) Install Wizard Completed

Optionally tick ‘Launch OnCommand Workflow Automation
Click Finish

Image: WFA InstallShield Wizard: Finish
Then log into WFA Web UI via http(s)://WFA_Server_DNS_Name_or_IP and follow the WFA Setup Wizard.

Welcome to the WFA Setup Wizard.
Follow the steps to prepare WFA for its first use:
1. Select a data source for WFA.
2. Complete the instructions to connect WFA to the data source.
3. Configure connection to the data source.
4. Define credentials for the remote systems.
5. Execute your first workflow.

Note: WFA 4.1 was GA on April 6, 2017.

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