Installing OnCommand Workflow Automation on Windows

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

Before you begin

About this task

Steps

  1. Log in to Windows using the default local admin account.
    Note: For security purposes, you must not install WFA using any other Windows user accounts or remote authentication, including the user accounts that have admin privileges.
  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. Select Enable HTTP if you want WFA to use both HTTP and HTTPS for external communication, and then click Next.

        By default, WFA uses only HTTPS for external communication.

      6. 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.

      7. If you want to change the default installation location, select the location where you want to install WFA, and then click Next.
      8. If you do not want to change the default location of the WFA database, click Next.
      9. Click Install to continue the installation.
      10. Click Finish to complete the installation.
      11. 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 WFA_ENABLE_HTTP={0|1} INSTALLDIR=install_directory DATABASEDIR=database_directory /qr /l*v C:\install.log"

      ExampleWFA-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 WFA_ENABLE_HTTP=1 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.

      WFA_ENABLE_HTTP Option to enable HTTP

      Optional parameter. By default, HTTP is disabled. You must specify the value 1 to enable HTTP.