Understanding/troubleshooting Service Catalog Provisions

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  • This guide aims to simply the CloudForms Automate Engine, however for a full understanding and in depth coverage please refer to this guid Mastering Automation in CloudForms
  • This guide will give useful tips and tricks to understanding the automate engine via the CloudForms logs as well as the Web UI
  • Basic Automate Engine concepts will be discussed as well as basic Service Provisioning and Lifecycle Provisioning
  • Automation Engine basic concepts:
- Instances, Methods, Schemas, Relationships, States and Attributes
- State machines and retry logic
- Service Provision Request and Service Provision Task
- Understanding the automation.log: state, updated namespace, starting/ending, pids
  • Common uses of CloudForms Automate Engine:
- Understanding service provision requests and service provision tasks, how they are related
- Following automate engine processes via the /var/www/miq/vmdb/log/automation.log
- How to identify custom code use
- How to test automate code with a simulation and via a button


  • CFME 5.9.4

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