I am trying to use this workflow - Clone VM with properties. I fill out the attibute section and save the file. When I run the workflow it does create the workflow log file. However, I get an error about calling " get on a null value" When I check "Get VMware Values" code all the values - vmFolder = props.get("vmFolder") are in fact null. It seems that none of the values get set from the attributes.
What am I missing for this workflow?
So it looks like this call props.get is producing the error TypeError Cannot call method "get" of null. If I try and add this call to retrieve any of the attribute values, I get that error.
Has anyone run this workflow?
Thanks for any help.
I do not think you are using this workflow properly.
The way it is supposed to be used is being called by a parent workflow in which you do something like this:
cloneProperties = new Properties();
Where cloneProperties is the output attribute you will be passing tho the Clone VM from properties workflow and vm* all the attributes you need as inputs or attributes of your parent workflow and input parameter of the above scriptable box.
Thanks Christophe for the response.
I took a look at the details for this workflow:
"Clones virtual machines by using properties as input parameters. Properties of different types have the following prefixes:
-VMware properties start with vm
-Windows properties start with win
-Linux properties start with lin
-Networks properties start with nic1,nic2,nic3 or nic4
-Other properties are ignored. "
I assume these values could be read from a txt file? Still not sure why this does not work if I set the properties as input parameters - save the file and run the workflow.
Thanks again for the help.
This workflow saves information to a file for logging purposes, not for you to re-use.
If you want to do this the easier solution is to:
Please read the documentation to know more about configuration elements and this blog may also help : http://blogs.vmware.com/orchestrator/2012/02/configuration-elements-revisited.html
Saving to file / reading from file and using the clone from properties is possible but a lot more complex to implement if you just begin with vCO.