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Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers by Valentin Hamburger

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Script or workflow

It is important to understand the differences between a workflow and a script. As mentioned earlier, scripts are well established in the IT and originally were created to complete smaller tasks faster than a human could. Typically, scripts provide a single scripting language like Bash scripts in UNIX or PowerShell scripts in Windows. They can also be used to address complex tasks calling other scripts introducing multiple layers of relations to successfully complete a task. By following this logic, it can get very confusing very soon.

These scripts have to have logic to wait for their subscripts to come back with status information (success/failure/idle). This status queries are not as simple as it sounds and sometimes requires ...

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