After you create a custom state change workflow, a tenant administrator or business group manager must enable it for specific blueprints by adding a custom property.
Each state change workflow is associated with a specific custom property. When a machine is entering a state with a corresponding state change workflow, IaaS checks to see if the machine has the corresponding custom property; if so, the associated workflow is executed. For example, if a machine has the custom property ExternalWFStubs.MachineProvisioned, the
WFStubMachineProvisioned workflow is executed before the master workflow enters the MachineProvisioned state.
While custom properties can be applied to a machine from a number of sources, typically the property for a state change workflow is specified in a blueprint, enabling the workflow for all machines provisioned from that blueprint.
Log in to vRealize Automation as a tenant administrator or business group manager.
- Select .
- Point to the name of a blueprint and click Edit.
- Click the Properties tab.
- Click New Property.
- Type the name of the custom property associated with the workflow you want to enable in the Name text box.
Customizable Workflow Name
Associated Property Name
- Leave the Value text box blank.
The workflow depends on the presence of the property, not on any particular value.
- Click the Save icon ().
- Click OK.
The workflow is now enabled for new machines that are provisioned from this blueprint.