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OnCommand Workflow Automation 5.0
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Configure your preferred Perl distribution


By default, ActivePerl is installed with OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA). If you want to use another Perl distribution, you can configure your preferred Perl distribution to work with WFA.

What you'll need

You must have installed the required Perl distribution on the WFA server.

About this task

You must not uninstall or overwrite the default ActivePerl installation. You must install your preferred Perl distribution at a separate location.

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the following directory: WFA_install_location\WFA\bin\

  2. Double-click the ps.cmd file.

    A PowerShell command-line interface (CLI) prompt opens with ONTAP and WFA modules loaded in it.

  3. At the prompt, enter the following:

    Set-WfaConfig -Name CustomPerl -PerlPath CustomPerlPath


    Set-WfaConfig -Name CustomPerl -PerlPath C:\myperl\perl.exe

  4. When prompted, restart the WFA services.