I can do this with vol naming, but I can't seem to figure out what to do for lif. I have to create a data lif for the new vserver on every node, so I do a node resource loop. However I need to increment the ip address each loop from the original entered ip address. (i.e. 192.168.45.34, .35, .36) If this was a straight script I would split the value by octects and add index + 34 and get what I need, but I am not sure how to do that in WFA perl code.
Adding to the response above with some more pointers:
The design of the sample workflow named "Create and configure SAN Storage Virtual Machine" does the same as your description.
- Workflow has an input parameter named "LIFAddress" - Second row here iterates over all nodes in the cluster and the steps in the row create an iSCSI LIF and a FC LIF. - iSCSI LIF has the IP address configured by incrementing the given user input $LIFAddress using row Index. nextIPAddressByIncrement($LIFAddress, index -1) - Name of the LIF is also generated accordingly.
2. >>>I need to be able to do a command X number of times per node as well. - If the 'x' is too low like 2 lifs in each node or maybe 3, you could add the same command more than once as subsequent columns.
- Or you could have two to three rows by copy-pasting the row and changing inputs. The sample workflow referred above follows this i.e it has two rows that does the same work.
- If the 'x' is quite a larger number and not just 2 or 3, then the logic of adding so many such command steps to the workflow may not work out.
You could use child workflows that has one loop and the parent workflow has the other loop.
- WFA does not currently support nested loops. If the requirement is strong for this feature, then we will add the details to a RFE. Let us know.
Nested loops are important for complex multi stage, repetative setups.
For example, right now the workflow I am working on is for 0-day cluster setup for a cluster of any node size that has to be able to;
rename all root aggrs
rename all vol0s
rename all nodes
create X number of Aggrs on each node (X won't always be the same for each node......)
Multiple options and config setting changes at node and cluster level
Create X number of SVMs
Create a lif per node per svm
Create ls mirrors on each node for each svm root
create X number of volums for each svm (X won't be the same for each SVM, and X won't be the same size even within a SVM....)
There is more, but I am just trying to show how multiple sub loops are important. I am considering just writting one huge perl script that can do everything though multiple loops and making it a command and having a one command workflow 🙂