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How to test cluster connection to OnCommand Workflow Automation using the 'Connect-NcController' cmdlet

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Applies to

  • OnCommand Workflow Automation 4.2
  • OnCommand Workflow Automation 5.0
  • OnCommand Workflow Automation 5.1
  • NetApp PowerShell Toolkit


This article will cover how to do a basic connection test to ONTAP clusters using the 'Connect-NcController' cmdlet that comes with OnCommand Workflow Automation. This cmdlet is also included in the NetApp PowerShell Toolkit. The 'Connect-NcController' cmdlet can be useful in troubleshooting connection errors between OnCommand Workflow Automation and your ONTAP cluster, see example error below.

INFO [Create qtree] Connect-NcController (with credentials) -Name cluster01 -Timeout 60000 -ErrorAction Stop -SSLVersion TLSv1
INFO [Create qtree] Connect-Controller -Type CLUSTER -Name cluster01 -Credential System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -Vserver -SSLversion TLSv1.2
INFO [Create qtree] Credentials successfully provided for 'cluster01'
INFO [Create qtree] Connect-NcController (with credentials) -Name cluster01 -Timeout 60000 -ErrorAction Stop -SSLVersion TLSv1.2
ERROR [Create qtree] Failed to connect to cluster node: cluster01.


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