After you create a workflow, you can validate it to detect any possible errors. If the workflow contains no errors, you can run it.

Before you begin

Create a workflow, lay out its schema, define the links and bindings, define the parameter properties, and create the presentation of the input parameters dialog box.

Complete the following tasks.

Procedure

  1. Click Validation in the Schema tab of the workflow editor.

    The validation tool detects any errors in the definition of the workflow.

  2. After you have eliminated any errors, click Save and Close at the bottom of the workflow editor.

    You return to the Orchestrator client.

  3. Click the Workflows view.
  4. In the workflow hierarchical list, select Workflow Examples > Take a Snapshot of All Virtual Machines in a Resource Pool.
  5. Right-click the Take a Snapshot of All Virtual Machines in a Resource Pool workflow and select Start workflow.

    The input parameters dialog box opens and prompts you for a resource pool that contains the virtual machines of which to take a snapshot.

  6. Click Submit to run the workflow.

    A workflow token appears under the Take a Snapshot of All Virtual Machines in a Resource Pool workflow.

  7. Click the workflow token to follow the progress of the workflow as it runs.

Results

If the workflow runs successfully, the workflow takes a snapshot of all of the virtual machines in the selected resource pool.

What to do next

You can generate a document in which to review information about the workflow. See Generate Workflow Documentation.