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Running Hitachi Automation Director

You can access Hitachi Automation Director from within UCP Advisor and make use of specially designed templates that automate many of the common management tasks.

Before you begin

  • Make sure the Hitachi Automation Director software is installed, and is registered with UCP Advisor.
  • Check to ensure that your Hitachi representative has created custom templates that can be run from UCP Advisor.


  1. In the Navigator window, or from the icons in the UCP Advisor window, select the type of device you want to manage (Storage, Compute, Ethernet Switches, or Fibre Channel Switches).

  2. Double-click and select the device from the Objects window.

  3. From the Actions list, select Hitachi Automation Director. A listing of Automation Director templates is provided, along with an explanation of the function that each performs.

  4. Select the required service template from the list and click Submit. You can search for templates created by your Hitachi representative via their associated tags. If the Show only UCP Advisor workflows check box is checked, you can view and submit custom workflows created by your Hitachi representative. If empty, contact the appropriate Hitachi representative.


The selected Automation Director template is run.