NetApp FlexPod Tenant Onboarding with Secure Datastore

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    Workflow Name:



    FlexPod Tenant Onboarding with Secure Datastore WORKFLOW v1.0






    This workflow follows the Tenant
      Onboarding with Secure Datastore (using VMware Distributed Virtual Switch)
      process documented in NetApp TR-4298
      (Managing NetApp FlexPod with Cisco UCS
      Director).  This technical report is
      publicly available at:



    Compatible UCS Director Versions:



    UCSD 4.1.x.x






    Virtualization, Network, Storage, Compute





    • NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP
    • Cisco UCS System
    • Cisco Nexus 5Ks
    • VMware ESXi


    Workflow Tasks Included:


    (shown in order as they appear in workflow)


    1. Add Group
    2. Add User
    3. Create Cluster vServer
    4. Assign vServer to Group
    5. Generate VLAN from Pool
    6. Add Vlan
    7. Assign CUIC VLAN to Group
    8. Create VLAN (on first Nexus switch)
    9. Update Trunk (on first Nexus switch)
    10. Create VLAN (on second Nexus switch)
    11. Update Trunk (on second Nexus switch)
    12. CUSTOM:  Get Tenant
        Onboarding IP values
    13. Create DVPortGroup
    14. Assign DVPortGroup to Group
    15. Add VM Kernel Port Group
    16. Create Cluster VLAN Interface (on first cDOT node)
    17. Create Cluster VLAN Interface (on second cDOT node)
    18. Create Cluster Export Policy
    19. Create Cluster Export Rule
    20. Create Cluster Flexible Volume
    21. Mount Cluster Volume
    22. Associate Cluster Volume as NFS Datastore
    23. Assign Datastore to Group


    User Inputs:


    • Tenant Name
    • Tenant Contact Email
    • Datastore Size
    • Size Units
    • Storage Cluster Node placement
    • Storage Cluster Aggregate placement




    • All required component/devices must be added to UCS Director
    • The vSphere cluster to be used must have a DV switch available
    • Create a VLAN pool policy for tenant VLANs
    • CUSTOM TASK:  Get Tenant
        Onboarding IP values




    • To simplify required inputs, this example workflow uses an
        auto-generated IP schema which limits the number of tenants to 255.  To extend beyond this limit, the workflow
        should be modified to integrate with an IP management system.


    Instructions for Use:

    1. Download the attached .ZIP file below to your computer.
      *Remember the location of the saved file on your computer.
    2. Unzip the file on your computer. Should end up with a .WFD file.
    3. Log in to UCS Director as a user that has
      "system-admin" privileges.
    4. Navigate to "Policies-->Orchestration" and click on
    5. Click "Browse" and navigate to the location on your
      computer where the .WFD file resides. Choose the .WFD file and click "Open".
    6. Click "Upload" and then "OK" once the file
      upload is completed. Then click "Next".
    7. Click the "Select" button next to "Import
      Workflows". Click the "Check All" button to check all checkboxes
      and then the "Select" button.
    8. Click "Submit".
    9. A new folder should appear in
      "Policies-->Orchestration" that contains the imported workflow.
      You will now need to update the included tasks with information about the
      specific environment.