EMC ExtremIO ESXi Bare Metal Provisioning

Version 1

    Workflow Name:






    This workflow provisions a new ESXi server to a UCS Server and stores the ESXi operating system in a SAN attached XtremIO LUN.


    Compatible UCS Director Versions:


    UCS Director 5.0.x & 6.0.x




    Virtualization, Compute, Network and Storage




    Cisco UCS Director

    EMC XtremIO Storage



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

    User InputUser Input Description
    ESXi_HostnameEnter new ESXi hostname
    Select_UCS_ServerSelect the physical UCS Server/Blade that will be provisioned to

    Workflow Additional Configuration:

    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 .WFDX 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, Select 'Add_New_VMFS_Datastore_to_ESXi_Cluster_on_Vblock_7XX' and Then click "Next".
    7. Click "Submit".
    8. A new folder called 'Vblock-7XX-Validated' 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. (See Above)