Wednesday, 12 July 2017

WFA 4.1: Web UI Mapped Out +

In this post I’ve mapped out (some of) the OnCommand Workflow Automation 4.1’s Web UI, with a few extra notes (hence the titular +).

Access the WFA 4.1 Web UI at:
https://{wfa_host:port}

1) Main Tabs

The WFA 4.1 Web UI has four tabs.

Image: WFA 4.1 Web UI - Main Tabs (click to enlarge)

1.1) Portal Tab

This is the default tab under which you’ll see the available Workflow Categories and - to the right - the Workflows in the main panel. The default categories (and number of out-the-box workflows) are:

- Application Provisioning (1)
- Content Repository (5)
- Data Protection (20)
- Decommissioning (2)
- Getting Started (2)
- Migration (3)
- Miscellaneous (1)
- Setup (7)
- Storage Provisioning (17)
- Virtualization (2)
- No Category (2)

1.2) Execution Tab

Under the Execution tab, in the left bar, is:

Workflow
-- Execution Status
-- Recurring Schedules
-- Reservations
- Schedules
- Data Sources
- Credentials

User Management
-- Users
-- Active Directory Groups

1.3) Designer Tab

Under the Designer tab, in the left bar, is:

Workflow Design
-- Workflows
-- Finders
-- Filters
-- Commands
-- Functions
-- Templates

Data Source Design
-- Schemes
-- Dictionary
-- Data Source Types
-- Remote System Types
-- Cache Queries

Content Management
-- Packs
-- Categories

1.4) Storage Automation Store Tab

WFA links up with the Online Storage Automation Store (here) and displays the available packs in the WFA 4.1 Web UI (need internet connection for this). You can browse the available packs in the Web UI and click the ‘Download Pack’ button if you see something that you like.

2) Main Interface Other Buttons

Image: WFA 4.1 Web UI - Main Interface - Other Buttons (click to enlarge)

2.1) Administration Button

This brings up the menu:

Export All
Import

Log Viewer
Backup & Restore

Users
Active Directory Groups
Account Settings

Client Preferences
Setup Wizard
WFA Configuration

2.2) Help Button

This brings up the menu:

Online Help
Support Links
About

2.3) Search Drop Down

Allows you to search for a workflow from:

All (sources)
Store

2.4) Search Box

2.5) X Schemes Selected

Allows you to filter the view with checkboxes for:

7-Mode
7-Mode Performance
Clustered Data ONTAP
Clustered Data ONTAP Performance
Playground
VMware vCenter

2.6) Sign Out Button

Bonus: Administration Menu > Log Viewer

Clicking on Log Viewer takes you to -
https://{wfa_host:port}/log/jboss/
- and allows you to view various logs in your web browser.

The files are the same files as you’d see at (default install path):
C:\Program Files\NetApp\WFA\jboss\standalone\log.war\jboss

boot.log
err.txt
graniteds.log
MSId5d8b.LOG
schema_validation.log
server.log
wfa.log
wfa_acquisition.log
wfa_backup_restore.log
wfa_client.log
wfa_finders.log
wfa_ldap.log
wfa_stats.log

Bonus: Administration Menu > Client Preferences

Clicking on the ‘Client Preferences’ menu item allows you to set:

General Tab

Enable auto refresh (default is enabled)
Refresh interval (default is 3 seconds)

Max number of rows to display (default):
-- Workflow Execution Table (100)
-- Acquisition History Table (30)
-- Reservations Table (100)
-- Inventory Rows Table (1000)

Client Log Tab

Execution debug log (default is disabled)

Buffer size (100 rows default)
Max buffer size (1000 rows default)
Log level: ALL/DEBUG/INFO/WARN/ERROR/FATAL (default = INFO)

Bonus: Administration Menu > WFA Configuration

Clicking on the ‘WFA Configuration’ menu item takes you to the multi-tabbed WFA Configuration window:

Image: WFA 4.1: WFA Configuration

Tab list:

AutoSupport
Authentication
Mail
Proxy
SNMP
Syslog
Other
Advanced
Storage Automation Store

The WFA Configuration tab is further documented in Part 2:

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