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NetApp Workflow Automation for Cloud - Desktop Service

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Hello, my name is Kevin Hill, I am an automation solutions architect at NetApp We’re going to show you how NetApp is making the cloud easier. You'll see how to deploy your desktop as a service for your public cloud using NetApp Workflow Automation The first step is to get into the vCenter environment and validate what’s there. Check DataStores and find out what DataStores currently exist. We have a few here created with a different workflow. Let's see what virtual machines and templates exist in vCenter, we'll be using the templates shortly. Now, we'll create desktops for the public cloud. We'll create a create a NetApp vFiler, dedicate storage to that vFiler, perform all necessary network configurations, initiate actions directly in vSphere to create DataStores, and instantly create the requested number of space-efficient desktops. Access NetApp's Workflow Automation via any Web browser Log in, select an available workflow, input the workflows, and click execute. Let's look at NetApp Workflow Automation. You only see workflows you can use, per ID authorization. These are sample workflows in NetApp's Workflow Automation, and our cloud workflow automation choices. Select DataStore with vFiler support-VDI. An operator cannot change the workflow, just select to execute it. Next, provide workflow inputs. See the controllers. You may select one of the aggregates. We have volume labels and label for the vFiler to create We can also provide network information but we have some defaults available that we can use We can pull in information from vSphere, and see the ESX clusters available. We can provide the DataStore size, number of DataStores to create, and the clones to create. We can select a template from vSphere to use. We can preview this before clicking execute. Preview shows all of the steps that would process as part of the workflow. Create vFilers, storage components, DataStores, and clones. It looks good, so we'll execute. We'll plan, then go through the execution process again. vFilers, storage components, exporting, creating DataStores. Then rapid cloning to create the DataStore. Next, go back into vSphere to validate. This workflow uses NetApp’s Virtual Storage Console's rapid cloning utility to create virtual machines from the vSphere template. Let’s validate that our DataStores were created by the workflow. We see that our two DataStores have been created, our VDI tests, volume1 and volume 2, and validate that the virtual machines are being created and split across those two DataStores. Here are the desktops that were created based on our template. Everything works as expected and it was done in one click. Want to learn more? Go to our Workflow Automation community for workflow building blocks, design discussions and more. Also visit NetApp.com and our Clouds OnCommand blog. Thank you for watching.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 2 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: NetApp, Kevin Hill
Director: NetApp, Kevin Hill
Views: 66
Posted by: kristina.brand on Oct 1, 2012

Learn how how NetApp Workflow Automation enables you to deploy your desktop as a service for your public cloud, quickly and easily.

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