Prerequisites for installing Workflow Automation

Before installing OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA), you must ensure that you have the required information and you have completed certain tasks.

Before you install WFA on a system, you must have completed the following tasks:

Required configuration information

Unit or system Details Purpose
  • IP address
  • User name and password
Perform operations on storage systems
Note: Root or admin account credentials are required for storage (arrays).
  • IP address
  • User name and password of an admin for vCenter server
Acquire data
Perform operations by using VMware APIs
Note: You must have installed VMware Power CLI.
External repositories such as OnCommand Balance and custom databases
  • IP address
  • User name and password of a read-only user account
Acquire data

You must create the relevant WFA content, such as dictionary entries and cache queries for the external repositories, in order to acquire data from the external repositories.

Mail server
  • IP address
  • User name and password
Note: User name and password are required if your mail server requires authentication.
Receive WFA notifications through email
AutoSupport server
  • Mail host
Send AutoSupport messages through SMTP

If you do not have a mail host configured, you can use HTTP or HTTPS to send AutoSupport messages.

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) LDAP server
  • IP address
  • User name and password
  • Group name
Authenticate and authorize using AD LDAP or AD LDAPS
SNMP management application
  • IP address
  • Port
Receive WFA SNMP notifications
Syslog server
  • IP address
Send log data