Not too long ago we released a new version of the vRealize Integration Package for OnCommand WFA v3.0, which had a significant number of improvements around speed, flexibility, and overall robustness.
The vRealize Integration Package is a series of vRO workflows which take advantage of Workflow Automation’s REST interface for executing workflows. Version 3 of the package has been almost completely rewritten to be faster and easier to use than previously. This was done by implementing functionality using scriptable tasks, storing the WFA REST host connection and referencing it, and improving the debug log output.
New with this version is the vRealize Orchestrator action
getUserInputValues. This action relies on functionality found in WFA version 3.0+ where the REST API has the ability to return valid values for WFA inputs which are “query” fields. This action makes it easy to add dynamic, real-time population of workflow inputs based on the actual WFA data.
Update (2016-02-01) – The package is now available on the NetApp Toolchest! This is the best location to get it from as it will always be up-to-date.
Unfortunately, there have been a number of obstacles that have conspired to make getting the package difficult. Primary among these was a policy change with the NetApp Communities which prevents submitting a compressed file to be hosted. The policy change was done for a good reason, and there’s nothing that can be done to reverse the decision, but we are diligently working to get the package availability resolved!
Additionally, a mistake was made during packaging, so the original version was missing an action which was needed for collecting workflow inputs to be sent to WFA.
With that in mind, there are two locations it is available now:
- Me! Send me a message using the NetApp Communities private message system (asulliva), or send me an email (my communities username at netapp.com)
- The Field Portal – Accessible to NetApp employees and partners using this link
For more information, be sure to see TR-4308: Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware and TR-4306: Building Automation and Orchestration for Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware.
If you have any questions, problems, feature requests, bug reports, or need for help of any kind, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the comments below, using the NetApp Communities private message system (my username is asulliva), or via email (my communities username at netapp.com).