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New Machine Request Workflow

The Demo-New Machine Request workflow is sample predefined workflow that demonstrates the usage of interactive sessions.

The end user (requester) enters the machine name and configuration details from the Web Console and initiates the workflow. The workflow checks the machine name for special characters. If special characters exist, the end user is prompted to correct the machine name before proceeding. Once the request is submitted, the workflow job waits for the approver to verify and approve or decline the request before completing the job.

How Does It Work?

This predefined workflow automates the following operations:

  1. Performs a validity check on the machine name. The following characters are invalid:

    !@#$%^&*()+~`-={}[]:;'\

    If the machine name is invalid, a user interactive session is initiated, wherein a pop-up window is displayed to enter the correct machine name.

  2. Displays an informational message to the user, notifying that the new machine request is submitted for approval.
  3. Sends an email to the list of users in the approval list and the workflow job goes into waiting state. By default, users in the master user group are notified for approval.
  4. The users authorized for approval can approve/deny the request either from the Actions tab in Web Console or Interactions node in the CommCell Console.

  5. Sends an email notifying the request approval/denial to the user requesting the new machine.

Procedure

You can initiate a new machine request workflow from the Web Console using the following steps:

  1. From the Web Console, click Forms.
  2. Click the Demo - New Machine Request form.
  3. Specify the value for the following variables:
    • In the Name box, enter the new machine name.
    • In the Memory box, select the memory requirement (in GB) for the new machine.
    • In the Disk box, select the hard disk requirement (in GB) for the new machine.
    • Select any Additional software required on the new machine.
  4. Click OK.

    A pop-up message is displayed confirming that the request is submitted for approval.

  5. You can track the progress of the workflow job from the Job Controller in the CommCell Console.

The workflow will send an email to the requester to notify that the new machine request is submitted for approval.

Submitting Approval for New Machine Request

Once the new machine request is submitted, users authorized to approve the request receive an email with the new machine request details. Use the following steps to verify and approve the request:

  1. From the Web Console, click Forms.
  2. Select the Actions tab and click the Open request for approval.
  3. From the new machine request window, select Yes to approve the request.
  4. Click OK.

The workflow job is automatically resumed. Once the workflow job completes, a notification email is sent to the user.