UCSD - vCenter Data Center Creation / Cluster Creation

Version 6
    Task Name
    2 workflows

    vCenter Data Center / Cluster / ESXi node add 1 - n / Host Profile Creation

    Add more ESXi Hosts to Cluster with Host Profile


    1 workflow will create the following

    vCenter Datacenter

    vCenter Cluster

    Adding ESXi host #1 to the cluster

    Creating a host profile from host #1

    Adding ESXi host #2 through N


    2 workflow will create the following:

    add ESXi node 3 through n to the cluster and apply the host profile from workflow #1

    1. Tested on 5.0  Built 50121
    ComponentsvSphere 5.x
    User InputsvCenter - DC name - Cluster name - IP for ESXi host

    Instructions for Regular Workflow 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 "Import".
    5. Click "Browse" and navigate to the location on your computer where the .WFDX file resides. Choose the .WFDX 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.





    Step by Step vCenter Datacenter and Cluster Creation:


    The outcome:


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    Catalog selection:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 12.46.34 PM.png

    Input into workflow:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 6.17.22 AM.png


    The workflow execution with loop to add the nodes to the cluster from the list:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 6.21.33 AM.png







    The result in UCSD:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 7.01.58 AM.png



    Adding more host nodes to the Cluster from the catalog:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 7.53.31 AM.png

    User Input:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 7.00.58 AM.png


    Execution with loop:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 7.32.51 AM.png


    Result in vCenter:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 7.32.32 AM.png


    Result in UCSD:


    Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 7.54.31 AM.png


    Filter examples to filter by Cluster:


    In the global variables for the workflow select filter:


    Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.51.07 AM.png


    In this case there are 3 clusters, but the desire is to filter by all Dallas Clusters:


    Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.51.22 AM.png


    Result at workflow run time:


    Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.51.43 AM.png



    PDF is attached:


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