Tuesday, February 27, 2018

WFA 4.2 has gone GA

OnCommand Workflow Automation 4.2 GA has been posted to the NSS Site.

Workflow Automation 4.2GA includes the following features and enhancements:

  • Support for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7.4
  • Support for CentOS® 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3
  • Workflow designers can upgrade third-party products on their own.
  • Support for configuring the timeout value
  • Enhanced LDAP configuration
  • Upgraded software
Linux : https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ocwfa_linux/4.2/
Windows: https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ocwfa/4.2/


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  2. Unfortunately, the workflow execution in WFA 4.2 is terrible slow on Windows 2012 R2.

    For example:

    The creation of a vserver takes more than 40 secs with DataONTAP 4.5.0 (which is included in WFA 4.2). Whereas with DataONTAP 4.4.0 it takes approx 8 secs.

    1. WFA 4.2 also provided a new feature for Data Source scripts. Till WFA4.1. the parameters in a Data Source Type were fixed. There was Hostname, Port, Credentials, Database, Time out etc. for every data source.

      But what if your data source needed additional parameters.


      1. You have a Data-source that requires a secondary password. So now you need to add another Password parameter to your Data Source.

      2. You have a Datasource where you are collecting performance statistics for a given duration( 15days, 30 days etc) and that duration has to be provided by the user when he/she is adding the data Source.

      3. Your data-source is a CSV file. You can work your way out by using the Hostname field for this job, but that would be a workaround. You need clean parameter called 'Path To CSV File'.

      How do do this all?
      Well if you notice, your Powershell Data Source script is provided with a 'Discover Parameters' button. That's it. So now you can add parameters just as you add parameters in a Powershell command script.

      Similarly for Perl.