Examine the Cisco UCS Director Workflow Designer in the following exhibit:
Joe initiates the workflow and approves the addition of the VLAN to the service profile.
Which of the following best describes what will occur next?
- VLAN 101 will be added to the service profile if Jane approves.
- VLAN 101 will be successfully added to the service profile.
- VLAN 101 will not be added to the service profile, and the workflow will succeed.
- VLAN 101 will not be added to the service profile, and the workflow will fail.
- VLAN 101 will be sent back to Joe for approval if Jane approves.
Most likely, virtual local area network (VLAN) 101 will be added to the service profile if Joe approves. The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Director Workflow Designer workflow in this scenario creates VLAN 101 after it starts. Before the next task is executed, the workflow requires the approval of a user named Joe. In this scenario, Joe has approved this step. Because Joe’s approval is obtained, the workflow continues to the AddVLANtoServiceProfile task.
Cisco UCS Director Workflow Designer is a graphical user interface (GUI) that enables users to create automated workflows in a drag-and-drop fashion. Each task in a workflow is equipped with an On Success button and an On Failure button. Each button provides a drop-down list of other tasks in the workflow. In this way, the user can select which tasks are executed next if a task succeeds and which tasks are executed next if a task fails. Green arrows in Workflow Designer represent the On Success path. Red arrows represent the On Failure path.
Jane will not be provided with an opportunity to approve or reject in this scenario, because Joe has already approved the workflow. The On Success path of the WaitforUserApproval_Joe task is directly tied to the AddVLANtoServiceProfile task. If Joe had not approved, Jane would have been provided the opportunity to approve or reject because the On Failure path of the WaitforUserApproval_Joe task is tied to the WaitforUserApproval_Jane task. In that case, Jane could approve, which would launch the AddVLANtoServiceProfile task, or reject, which would cause the workflow to end in failure.
There is nothing in this scenario to indicate whether the AddVLANtoServiceProfile task would be successful following Joe’s approval. Therefore, it is not possible to determine whether the workflow will follow that task’s On Success path or its On Failure path.