UCSD - Increase Powershell timeout beyond 60 Min

Version 1
    Task NameChange of time out for Powershell
    Description

     

    Prerequisites

    Tested on 5.4

    CategoryWorkflow
    ComponentsvSphere 5.x
    User Inputs

     


    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 .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.

     

     

    Thank you Alejandro Madurga Ainoza

     

     

    Powershell agent have three different timeouts:


         One for Idle time

         One per command execution

         One per session

     

     

    Find attached a custom tasks that behaves similar to the OOTB but it allows you to enter any amount of minutes.

    Tested with 65 mins and it worked (I set the timeout to 70 mins, and the script slept for 65 mins):


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