Install OnCommand Workflow Automation on Windows

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You can install OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) to create and customize storage workflows for automating the storage tasks that are performed in your environment.

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

  • If you are installing WFA on a system where WFA was previously installed and then uninstalled, you must ensure that there are no WFA services on that system.

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

  • You must disable the Auto upgrade feature of Java.

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

  • ActiveState ActivePerl is installed before you install WFA.

    This installation does not affect any other instances of ActivePerl that you have installed on your WFA server.

  • Before you reinstall WFA 4.2 or later, you must delete MySQL data directory if you have uninstalled MySQL.

  • If you install MySQL on your own, WFA sets the secure-file-privilege and the sql-mode properties in MySQL my.ini file to blank.

Steps
  1. Log in to Windows using an account with administrative permissions.

  2. Open Windows Explorer, and then navigate to the directory where the installation file is located.

  3. Install WFA:

    • Interactive installation

      1. Right-click and run the WFA installer executable (.exe) file as an admin user.

      2. Click Next.

      3. Enter the credentials for the default admin user, and then click Next.

        The default admin password must satisfy the following criteria:

        • Minimum of six characters

        • One uppercase character

        • One lowercase character

        • One numeral

        • One special character Note: You must note the credentials of the admin user.

      4. Select the ports for the WFA configuration, and then click Next.

      5. Enter a site name and your company name, and then click Next.

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

      6. If you want to change the default installation location, select the location where you want to install WFA, and then click Next.

      7. If you do not want to change the default location of the WFA database, click Next.

      8. Click Install to continue the installation.

      9. Click Finish to complete the installation.

      10. Verify that WFA was installed successfully by choosing one of the following actions:

        • Access WFA through a web browser.

        • Use the Windows Services console to verify that the NetApp WFA Server service and the NetApp WFA Database service are running.

    • Silent installation (from the command prompt):
      WFA-version_number-build_number.exe /s /v"WFA_ADMIN_USERNAME=wfa_username WFA_ADMIN_PASSWORD=password WFA_ADMIN_CONFIRM_PASSWORD=confirm admin password / WFA_MYSQL_PASS=password CONFIRM_WFA_MYSQL_PASS=confirm MySQL password WFA_INSTALL_SITE=site WFA_INSTALL_ORGANIZATION=organization_name WFA_HTTP_PORT=port WFA_HTTPS_PORT=port INSTALLDIR=install_directory DATABASEDIR=database_directory /qr /l*v C:\install.log"

      Example

      WFA-x64-v4.2.0.0.0-B2973881.exe /s /v"WFA_ADMIN_USERNAME=admin WFA_ADMIN_PASSWORD=Company*234 WFA_ADMIN_CONFIRM_PASSWORD=Company*234 WFA_MYSQL_PASS=MySQL*234 CONFIRM_WFA_MYSQL_PASS=MySQL*234 WFA_INSTALL_SITE=nb WFA_INSTALL_ORGANIZATION=netapp WFA_HTTP_PORT=9090 WFA_HTTPS_PORT=8443 INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files\NetApp\WFA\" DATABASEDIR=\"C:\Program Files\NetApp\WFA\Database\" /qr /l*v C:\install.log"

      Note The /qn option is not supported by WFA.

      The command parameters are as follows:

      Parameter Description

      WFA_ADMIN_USERNAME

      Admin user name

      Optional parameter. If you do not specify a value, then the default value admin is used.

      WFA_ADMIN_PASSWORD

      Admin user password

      Mandatory parameter. The default admin password must satisfy the following criteria:

      • Minimum of six characters

      • One uppercase character

      • One lowercase character

      • One numeral

      • One special character

      WFA_ADMIN_CONFIRM_PASSWORD

      Admin user password

      Mandatory parameter

      WFA_MYSQL_PASS

      MySQL user password

      Mandatory parameter

      CONFIRM_WFA_MYSQL_PASS

      MySQL user password

      Mandatory parameter

      WFA_INSTALL_SITE

      Organizational unit where WFA is being installed Mandatory parameter

      WFA_INSTALL_ORGANIZATION

      Organization or company name where WFA is being installed

      Mandatory parameter

      WFA_HTTP_PORT

      HTTP port Optional parameter. If you do not specify a value, then the default value 80 is used.

      WFA_HTTPS_PORT

      HTTPS port Optional parameter. If you do not specify a value, then the default value 443 is used.

      INSTALLDIR

      Installation directory path

      Optional parameter. If you do not specify a value, then the default path "C:\Program Files\NetApp\WFA\" is used.

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