Create a New Tenant and a vDC on Vblock 3xx/7xx with Vision IO

Version 9
    Version NumberComments
    1.0Initial Version
    2.0Uploaded newer version of workflows which are validated on UCS Director 5.2 release (Note: It has few enhancements to support UCS Director 5.2 specific features which include Name Policy for vDC's system policy and Linked Clone storage option under vDC's storage policy.)

    Workflow Name:










    This workflow creates a new Group or Tenant and a new vDC for the Tenant in UCS Director on a Vblock 3xx/7xx infrastructure.


    Compatible UCS Director Versions:


    UCS Director 5.1 (Workflow Version 1.0)

    UCS Director 5.2  (Workflow Version 2.0)




    Virtualization, Compute, Network and Storage




    Cisco UCS Director

    VCE Vblock 3xx/7xx




    • A vDC profile is pre-created. The vDC profile consists of compute, network, storage, system and other optional policies similar to a normal vDC. It is used as a template to create a new vDC for a new Tenant. Please refer UCS Director documentation 'How to Create vDC Profile for more information.
    • ESXi Cluster is pre-configured.
    • A VMFS/NFS ESXi Datastore is pre-configured.
    • A Static IP Pool policy for new Tenant is pre-created. Please refer UCS Director documentation 'How to Create Static IP Pool' for more information.
    • vDC profile's network policy is created only with one vNIC configuration (Note: This workflow is limited to configure only one vNIC per VM)
    • vDC profile's system policy is created for either Linux or both Linux and Windows Images.


    Workflow Tasks Included:

    1. Add Group
    2. Create Resource Pool
    3. Tenant_vDC (Custom Task)


    User Inputs:

    The below user inputs should be provided by user after executing the workflow.

    User InputsUser Input Description
    VBLOCK_PODSelect Vblock 3XX POD for checking RCM Compliance Score
    ENTER_GROUP_NAMEEnter Group Name or Tenant Name
    ENTER_GROUP_ADMIN_EMAILEnter Group Admin Contact Email Address
    SELECT_VDC_PROFILESelect a vDC Profile Template to create a new vDC
    SELECT_ESXI_CLUSTERSelect ESXi Cluster on which the vDC resources created or selected
    SELECT_PARENT_RESOURCE_POOLSelect Parent Resource Pool on ESXi Cluster
    SELECT_DATASTORESelect a Shared Datastore on ESXi Cluster
    SELECT_NETWORK_PORT_GROUPSelect a DVswitch Network Port Group
    SELECT_IP_POOLSelect IP Address Pool for VM Access in a vDC
    ENTER_WIN_DOMAIN_NAMEEnter Windows Domain Name to join the Windows VMs to Active Directory
    ENTER_DOMAIN_ADMIN_USERNAMEEnter Windows Domain Admin UserName to Join the Windows VMs to Active Directory
    ENTER_DOMAIN_ADMIN_USER_PASSWORDEnter Windows Domain Admin Password to join the Windows VMs to Active Directory


    Admin Inputs:

    The Admin Input values are pre-defined in the workflow by the admin user. Edit the Workflow properties, go to user inputs section and modify the below inputs appropriately.


    User Input User Input Description
    MIN_VBLOCK_COMPLIANCE_SCOREEnter minimum compliance score for a Vblock.


    Workflow Additional Configuration:

    • None (The task inputs can be customized as per user requirements)


    Instructions for Use:


    • Download the attached .ZIP file below to your computer. *Remember the location of the saved file on your computer.
    • Unzip the file on your computer. Should end up with a .WFDX file.
    • Log in to UCS Director as a user that has "system-admin" privileges.
    • Navigate to "Policies-->Orchestration" and click on "Import".
    • Click "Browse" and navigate to the location on your computer where the .WFD file resides. Choose the .WFDX file and click "Open".
    • Click "Upload" and then "OK" once the file upload is completed, Select 'Create_New_Tenant_and_vDC_On_Vblock_3XX or Create_New_Tenant_and_vDC_On_Vblock_7XX' and Then click "Next".
    • Click "Submit".
    • A new folder called 'Vblock-3XX-Validated or Vblock-7XX-Validated' should appear in "Policies-->Orchestration" that contains the imported workflow. You will now need to update the included tasks with information specific to the environment. (See Above)