Has anyone run into any issues or limitations of running Netapp WFA on RHEL instead of Windows? We are using Powershell as our scripting language for most of our customized workflows and were wondering if that would have issues (or be missing cmdlets such as the Netapp Powershell toolkit) when running from a RHEL server? Thoughts, insight?
I think the main limitation with WFA + RHEL is you won’t be able to use PowerShell at all. I double checked the IMT and this is one of the call outs for information with RHEL:
8036:For OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) installed on Linux, certified content from Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode is currently not available. Commands that have only PowerShell implementations are not compatible with Linux. Certified commands for 7-Mode and VMware are currently not ported to Perl and are therefore not compatible with Linux.
I use Windows 2012R2 for our WFA instance, since it can do both PowerShell and PERL. Hopefully someone will let me know if I am incorrect on this point.
Our CI-CD pipeline for development uses GIT, Chef, Jenkins, Kafka, Telegraf, InfluxDB, etc... It is mostly Linux based and Open Source which doesn't play nice when you have your Automation orchestrator running on a Windows VM in the middle of it. Of well, we will just have to find workarounds for now since I don't think we have an appetite to rewrite all the Powershell in Perl anytime soon. Thanks for the info - Matt