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1 1 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only Workflow Automation 1.1 feature overview

2 Agenda  Workflow Automation (WFA) Overview  What is WFA?  Why use WFA?  WFA Capabilities  Workflow Automation 1.1 Feature overview

3 What is Workflow Automation?  A framework –Create automated tasks in a consistent way –“Orchestrator Lite”  An operations portal –Click to perform common tasks –Provide self-service if you like  A point of integration –Provide web services for use by higher-order systems 3

4 The Motivation for Automation  Identified Gaps – Processes are mostly manual, with many steps and ad-hoc decisions – Customers look to automate processes using their own unique settings – Many storage processes include non-storage (non-ONTAP) components – Storage teams do not have programming skill sets – Many operators are not storage experts  Goals –Create an extendable storage automation platform –Allow easy creation of custom workflows –Make workflow execution simple and accessible

5 What Can You Do With WFA? 5  Automation of operational storage tasks for repeatable automatic execution –Create volumes, qtrees, shares, etc. –Dynamically allocate resources according to a plan –Make calls to other services and systems (e.g. VMware)  Define templates which can be implemented as policies.  Integrate with OnCommand Provisioning and Protection manager - “Storage Catalog” if required  Customization effort is the limit

6 Workflow Automation 1.1 feature list  Parallel Execution of Workflows  Resource Reservation  Looping in Workflows  Workflow Approval  Authorization for Workflows  Visualization Enhancements  Cluster Mode Support NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only WFA 1.1 release has the following list of new features. We will walk through each of these features in this presentation

7 Workflow Automation 1.1 Features, Contd…  Visualization Enhancements  Cluster Mode Support –Cache, Dictionary, Commands, Filters Finders & Sample Workflows  Perl support for writing commands  SNMP Alerts  Upgrade contents  Migration process support  Qualify ONTAP versions and platforms  Online Help/contextual help 7 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

8  Example Workflows: –Examples of the most common workflows. Only minor edits required for a ‘custom fit’  Certified Building Blocks: –Tested and Supported components used to create workflows –Identified by a  Intent: –Provide samples & examples as part of the product –Enable automation as part of the WFA installation Pre-defined Workflow Automation Content The Workflow Automation installation comes with a feature rich set of pre-defined components. NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

9 9 Workflow Automation 1.1 features in details

10 Parallel workflow execution  Execute more than one workflow at a time  Supports related and unrelated workflows  Resource Reservation –Facilitates separation between workflow planning and actual execution –Ensures planned resources availability for actual execution –Accounts for multiple scheduled workflows to complete successfully. –Consistent previews with what is actually provisioned. 10 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

11 WFA 1.1 : Parallel Execution Parallel Execution

12 Looping in Workflow  Main goal is to provide flexibility for implementing complicated scenario's  Repeat a row execution for “n” number of times  Example scenario: Create a vol & 6 qtrees from “qtree01 to qtree06”  Dynamic number of iterations  Example scenario: Create a number of LUNs according to a total size needed and a max size per LUN 12 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

13 WFA 1.1 : Looping & Dynamic iterations

14 Approval process for workflows  This feature will allow incremental workflow execution based on certain conditions. Examples of these conditions would be :  Time passes  Response from an higher order system, say an Orchestrator software  Upon validation from the first section of the workflow  This feature will enable –Resume execution after  Failure/Abort/Cancel –Commenting/approval notes an execution. –Re scheduled execution 14 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

15 WFA 1.1 : Approval Support for conditional execution

16 Authorization for workflows  Provides RBAC like capabilities  To support Authorization for workflows, categories will be added.  Enables self service model where specific operators are assigned to relevant categories  Only Architect or Admin will be able to: –Define categories –Assign workflow to categories (0 or more) –Define if a category is used to enables/disable access control or not (RBAC) –Assign operators to categories. (Only relevant when a category is used for RBAC) 16 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

17 WFA 1.1 : Categories

18 Enhanced Visualization  Orchestrator like view for workflow execution  Graphical representation with color coded progression.  Enables more visualized user friendly views for workflow progression. 18 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

19 WFA 1.1 : Enhanced Visualization

20 Cluster Mode ( C Mode) Support  Cluster Mode support in WFA includes –Cache – Acquiring cache/inventory data on c-mode specific objects such as vserver etc. –Dictionary – Defining dictionary objects needed for c-mode command-mapping and finders. –Commands – Defining c-mode specific commands such as “create vserver” and “volume move” as well as redefining 7-mode commands so they can work in a c-mode cluster.  Cluster Mode ( C Mode) implementation assures –The new c-mode content doesn’t break existing 7-mode workflows. –C-Mode and 7-Mode workflows can co-exist in a single WFA installation. –A single workflow is able to use both 7-mode and c-mode commands. 20 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

21 WFA 1.1 : Cluster Mode Support

22 WFA 1.1 support – Perl, SNMP & Online Help  Perl support for writing commands  Validation for User Inputs  SNMP Alerts  Migration process support  Qualify ONTAP versions and platforms  Online Help/contextual help 22 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

23 Where to go for more information?  The WFA community site provides a wealth of information about the product including:WFA community site –Product brief –Presentations –Product demos –Documentation –Sample workflows  For more information contact the following: –Prakash Subramanian – Product Manager –Kevin Hill – MEI Solutions Architect –Yaron Haimsohn - MEI Solutions Architect –Vishwas H V – TME –Dave Boon - MEI Solutions Architect 23 NetApp Confidential - Internal Use Only

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