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OnCommand Workflow Automation 5.0
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Install OnCommand Workflow Automation on Linux


You can install OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) by using the command-line interface (CLI).

What you'll need
  • You must have reviewed the installation prerequisites.

  • You must have downloaded the WFA installer from the NetApp Support Site.

About this task

If you are installing WFA on a virtual machine (VM), the name of the VM must not include the underscore (_) character.

You can change the default installation location at the shell prompt:

./WFA-version_number.bin [-i WFA_install_directory] [-d mysql_data_directory]

If you change the default installation location, the MySQL data directory is not deleted when you uninstall WFA. You must manually delete the directory.

Note Before reinstalling WFA 4.2 or later, you must delete the MySQL data directory if you have uninstalled MySQL.
  1. Log in to the Linux server as a root user.

  2. Navigate to the directory where the executable .bin file is located.

  3. Install WFA by choosing one of the following methods:

    • Interactive installation

      1. Start the interactive session: ./WFA-version_number.bin

      2. Enter the credentials for the default admin user, and then press Enter.

        You must note the credentials for the admin user and ensure that the password meets the following criteria:

        • Minimum of six characters

        • One uppercase character

        • One lowercase character

        • One numeral

        • One special character

      3. Accept the default ports for WFA configuration or provide custom ports, and then press Enter.

      4. Specify your company name and a site name, and then press Enter.

        The site name can include the location of the WFA installation, for example, Pittsburgh, PA.

      5. Verify that WFA is installed successfully by choosing one of the following actions:

        • Access WFA through a web browser.

        • Verify that the NetApp WFA Server service and the NetApp WFA Database service are running:
          service wfa-server status
          service wfa-db status

    • Silent installation

      At the shell prompt:

      ./WFA-version_number.bin [-u admin_user_ name] [-p admin_user_password] [-m https_port] [-n http_port] [-c company_name] [-s site_name] [-i install_directory] [-d mysql_data_directory][-y] [-b]

      If you want to perform a silent installation, you must specify values for all of the command options. The command options are as follows:

      Option Description


      Option to skip

      Skips the installation confirmation


      Option to skip

      Skips creating a backup of the WFA database during an upgrade


      Admin user name


      Admin user password

      The admin user password must satisfy the following criteria:

      • Minimum of six characters

      • One uppercase character

      • One lowercase character

      • One numeral

      • One special character


      HTTPS port


      HTTP port


      Site name


      Company name


      Installation directory path


      MySQL data directory


      Option to display

      Displays the Help

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