Monday, January 30, 2017

Advanced Input Checking in WFA with custom Errors

I'm at a customer and I was, once again, bumping into a very recurring issue : how to have advanced input checking.  In WFA you can have cascaded drop down boxes and some minor dependencies (using the input dependency), but every now and then it just doesn't cut it.

Friday, January 27, 2017

How to Build a NetApp ONTAP Lab… For Free!

Check out the free eBook "How to build a NetApp Ontap Lab... For Free!" from Neil Anderson

Neil is maintaining a Twitter Blog (@Flackboxtv) about "How to build your own cloud and/or start a data center career".

Have a look

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Change service accounts on multiple servers with advanced logging

A colleague of mine had to update a service account of multiple servers. +100 servers. Thank god, he's a smart guy (all my colleagues are). So he said, I'm not going to do that manually, there must exist a PowerShell script to do that. And so he googled and found a script to do that, just a couple of lines actually. But it was for a customer and wanted a more polished version of it. Logging, error handling, the lots. So here is what I wrote for him.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Active Directory Datasource

AD Users & Groups datasource

Rewritten from scratch using powershell remote.
Which has the advantage that no plugins, features ore roles are required.  All code is executed on the adserver instead.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Custom WFA Command : Set volume autosize threshold percentage

Set volume autosize threshold percentage

When you modify a volume, these are 2 settings you can't modify in the default command.  So here is a custom command to do it.

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WFA 4.1RC1 online

OnCommand Workflow Automation 4.1RC1 has been published to the NSS

See documentation for more information
External Software Download available at


Workflow Automation 4.1 RC1 includes the following new features and enhancements:
  • Support for JSON in REST APIs
  • Support for collaborative development
  • Added a new role as ‘Approver’
  • Added Active Directory group support for category
  • Support for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • Added REST APIS for listing workflow execution status
  • Added REST APIs for schedule management
  • Enhanced REST API documentation using Swagger
  • Added a new user input type ‘Dictionary entry’
  • Added inventory display for dictionary entries
  • Support for custom REST end points