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Creating and Customizing Workflows Using OnCommand Workflow Automation (CCWFA)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration: 2 Days

Discover how OnCommand Workflow Automation (OnCommand WFA) can help elimate error-prone manaual processes for storage management in your organization. In this course, you learn how to create and customize workflows to meet your organizational storage requirements. In addition, you create commands, finders, data sources, and functions. The course also provides an overview of the NetApp PowerShell Toolkit and how it integrates with OnCommand WFA.


Who Should Attend

  • NetApp employees customers

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • NetApp Storage Fundamentals
  • Working knowledge of clustered Data ONTAP
  • Administration of OnCommand Management Solutions for Clustered Data ONTAP

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to

  • Configure OnCommand WFA
  • Describe OnCommand WFA design components
  • Create workflows
  • Create building blocks
  • List Representational State Transfer (REST) API tasks and support resources.
  • Explore the NEtApp PowerShell Toolkit

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to OnCommand Workflow Automation

  • Overview of the OnCommand management portfolio

  • Benefits of using OnCommand WFA

  • Understand OnCommanad WFA

  • Elements of a workflow

  • WFA system architecture

  • Ports and services

Module 2: Configuring OnCommand Workflow Automation

  • WFA Interfaces

  • Operator portal

  • Administration menu

  • Configure data sources

  • Configure the credentials of a target system

  • Create users

  • Assign categories to operators

Module 3: Building Blocks and Workflow Enablers

  • Designer tab building blocks

    • Dictionary entries

    • Commands

    • Filters

    • Finders

    • Functions

    • Templates

  • Designer tab workflow enablers

    • Cache queries

    • Data source types

    • WFA content types

Module 4: Designing and Running Workflows

  • Workflow design recommendations

  • Naming Conventions

  • Creating a workflow

  • Creating a clustered data ONTAP volume

  • Workflow execution

  • Modular workflow

Module 5: Refining Your Workflow

  • Type of user inputs

  • Modify user inputs

  • Reservations

  • Define constants

  • Define return parameters

  • Assign a workflow to a category

Module 6: Customizing Workflows

  • Approval points

  • Execution

  • Repeated rows

  • Adding row repetitions

  • Incremental naming

  • Adding functionality

  • Conditional execution

Module 7: Creating Building Blocks

  • Create a template

  • Apply the template

  • Create a filter

  • Customizing a finder

  • Create a function

  • Create a command

  • Parameter definition

  • Create a custom data source

Module 8: Representational State Transfer APIs and Support Resources

  • RESTful interfaces


  • Storage automation store

Module 9: Windows PowerShell and the NetApp PowerShell Toolkit

  • Install and configure the NetApp PowerShell Toolkit

  • Describe how WFA integrates with the PowerShell Toolkit

  • Features of Windows PowerShell using Data ONTAP Toolkit cmdlets

Course ID: CCWFA

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