Use Case Collection

Need inspiration for your IT automation?

You can use FLOWSTER Studio for a wide range of IT use cases in a variety of fields. These can occur in almost any company. With the FLOWSTER Use Case Collection, we would like to support you in identifying possible use cases in your own company that you may not have considered before. Our experience from numerous customer projects forms the basis of this collection. It is intended to serve you as a source of ideas and a decision-making aid.

If you would like to get to know something new or simply find a new source of inspiration, we have compiled use cases in various areas that can do just that: Inspire and make you want to discover.

The Use Case Collection contains examples of use cases in the following categories.

CATEGORY

Users

USE CASE

Create user
Create an Active Directory user, also as import of a list

Activate user
Activates a selected Active Directory user in different systems

Change user
Changes an Active Directory user in different systems

Disable user
Disables a selected Active Directory user in different systems

Delete user
Deletes a selected Active Directory user in different system

Delete user time-controlled
Deletion of a registered Active Directory user with the current or an earlier date entered as the deletion date.

SUITABLE FLOWSTER SOLUTION

Workflow Set AD-Audit

Permission

Create permission role
Creates a new user role in Active Directory

Delete permission role
Deletes an Active Directory permission role

Change user permission temporarily
Changes an Active Directory user permission for a permission period

Revoke temporary permissions time-controlled
Temporary permissions in Active Directory are granted or revoked by checking the current date at the permission period

Miscellaneous

Reset user password
Resets the Active Directory password of a user to a new password

Change user role
Changes an Active Directory user role and the associated groups

Synchronisation of different Active Directories
Synchronizes different directory services with Active Directory

CATEGORY

General

USE CASE

Create employee
All required accounts and accesses to folders and directories for new employees will be created automatically. Permissions on applications, services and drives are created.

Delete employee
All stored accounts and accesses to folders and directories of an employee will be automatically removed upon resignation. Permissions to applications, services and drives are revoked again.

Promotion or name change
When the employee situation changes, authorizations are automatically updated – e.g. in case of a change of department, promotion, marriage with a change of name or or even longer absences due to illness.

Temporary change
In the case of temporary changes for employees, access authorizations are adjusted automatically – for example, in the case of
temporary work in project or work groups, during parental leave or in the case of a substitute.

Request status
At any time, you keep an overview of the current status of the boarding process of an employee or an employee group. This allows you to check and understand the process quickly and provide information as needed.

Reset passwords
Forgotten passwords cost time and productivity. On average, they reduce the working time of both an employee and the involved helpdesk two times a year. Via Self-Service passwords can be reset independently, directly and automatically in compliance, thus increasing the performance of employees, HR staff and administrators.

SUITABLE FLOWSTER SOLUTION

Workflow Set HR-IT

Password Reset Portal

Identity Management

CATEGORY

Users

All tasks around the user administration
are executed automatically.

USE CASES

Create user
Create a new Microsoft 365 user

Delete user
Delete an existing Microsoft 365 user

Enable user
Enable a created Microsoft 365 user

Disable user
Disable an activated Microsoft 365 user

Lock user
Locking a created Microsoft 365 user

Unlock user
Unlocking a created Microsoft 365 user

Reset password
Resetting the password of a Microsoft 365 user to a unique password

SUITABLE FLOWSTER SOLUTION

Workflow Set Microsoft365

Permission

Permissions are automatically
assigned to and revoked from users.

Assign a permission to a user
Assign one or more permissions to a 365 user

Revoke a user permission
Revoke one or more permissions from a 365 user

Licenses

Licenses and clients as well as the
assignment to users regulate the possible
use of applications. The necessary actions
are simple, automated and executed in a
repeatable manner.

Assign license to a client
Assign a license to a created Microsoft 365 client

Revoke license from a client
Revoke a license from a created Microsoft 365 client

Assign license to a user
Assign a license to a created Microsoft 365 user

Revoke license from a user
Revoke a license from a created Microsoft 365 user

Mailboxes

E-mail and function mailboxes are
created automatically and users
and their deputies are assigned.
In addition, external tools for backup
and restore can be triggered automatically.

Set up mailbox
Set up a Microsoft 365 mailbox for a user

Set up function mailboxes
Set up one or more functional mailboxes in Microsoft 365 – for example, Analyze, Distribute, forward, archive, or delete messages.

Authorize user to a function mailbox
Entitles a Microsoft 365 user to a functional mailbox

Set up mailbox deputy
Create a deputy for a Microsoft 365 user

Back up mailbox (control from external tools)
Backing up a user’s Microsoft 365 mailbox by controlling of external tools

Playback mailbox (control of external tools)
Playback a user’s Microsoft 365 mailbox by control of external tools

Administration

Create client
Create a new Microsoft 365 client

Delete client
Delete an existing Microsoft 365 client

Manage licenses and usable products

Manage roles

Manage external tool list

CATEGORY

Migration

USE CASES

Migrate databases between clouds
Migrate databases servers from one cloud to another

Migrate Kubernetes between clouds
Migrate Kubernetes services from one cloud to another

Migrate virtual servers between clouds
Migrate virtual servers from one cloud to another

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Multi Cloud Portal

Administration

Manage accounts in cloud environments
Benutzerkonten verschiedener Cloud-Anbieter verwalten

Manage resources across many clouds
Manage services such as VPCs or machines in over 100 clouds – for example, create, start, stop, or delete

Miscellaneous

Monitor compliance
Monitor compliance rules when creating resources in clouds

Create cloud cost reporting
Read and analyze cost statements from different clouds

CATEGORY

User

USE CASE

Authorize users on applications
Adds an Active Directory user to a CITRIX Active Directory Application Group

Authorize users on desktop / VDI
Adds a user or group to a CITRIX Desktop Group

Revoking the permission to published application
Revoking the rights of a Citrix Application Group in Active Directory

Revoking the authorization to a delivery group
Removing a Citrix Delivery Group in Active Directory

Groups

Create Citrix Delivery Group
Creating an Active Directory Citrix Delivery Group

Create Citrix application group
Creating an Active Directory Cirtix Application Group

Identify desktop group
Reading out a Citrix Desktop Group

Virtual machines

Switch on virtual machine
Powering up a CITRIX virtual machine

Turn off virtual machine
Shutting down a CITRIX virtual machine

Restart virtual machine
Restarting a CITRIX virtual machine

Create a snapshot of a virtual machine
Creating a snapshot of a running CITRIX virtual machine

Miscellaneous

Add machine to a machine catalog
Adds a CITRIX machine to an existing machine catalog

Add server to an application silo
Adds a CITRIX server to an existing application silo

Test XenApp login automatically
Automatic test of Citrix XenApp login every xx minutes

Test XenDesktop login automatically
Automatic test of Citrix XenDesktop login every xx minutes

CATEGORY

General

USE CASES

Migrate local database to AWS

Migrate local database to Azure

Migrate local Kubernetes

Migrate local virtual servers to AWS

Migrate local virtual servers to Azure

CATEGORY

Check

USE CASES

Checking fill levels
Query fill levels ad-hoc – for example, after being notified by an alarm.

Checking temperatures
Query temperatures or pressures ad-hoc – for example, after being notified by an alarm.

Checking vibration values
Vibration values recorded by sensors can be condensed into patterns and divided into categories. These can provide information about faults that have occurred or the state of preservation.

General

Master Data Collector
Time-controlled readout of sensor values to a central database. This reduces the energy consumption of the sensors through ad-hoc queries.

Predictive Maintenance
By collecting and analyzing monitoring information, the probability and timing of a failure can be predicted. This increases availability and reduces costs incurred by unexpected failure.

Reacting to exceeding or falling below threshold values
Comparison of the read sensor values with predefined threshold values. If the values exceed or fall below these thresholds, a notification can be sent or an automated check can be initiated.

CATEGORY

Services

USE CASES

Create service request
Generate service request in full

Execute service request
Accept service request and implement content-related

Edit service request
Service Request mit Informationen augmentieren

Changes

Create change request
Create change request in full

Execute change request
Accept change request and implement content-related

Edit change request
Augment change request with information

Incidents

Create incident
Create incident in full

Execute incident
Take over Incident and implement content-related

Edit incident
Augment incident with information

CATEGORY

Virtual
machines

USE CASES

Create virtual BSD machine
Creating a virtual machine from a BSD image in VMware

Create virtual CentOS machine
Creating a virtual machine from a CentOS image in VMware

Create virtual RedHat machine
Creating a virtual machine from an RHEL image in VMware

Virtuelle SuSe-Maschine erstellen
Creating a virtual machine from a SuSe image in VMware

Create virtual Ubuntu machine
Creating a virtual machine from an Ubuntu image in VMware

Create virtual Windows machine
Creating a virtual machine from a Windows image in VMware

Switch on virtual machine
Starting a virtual machine in VMware

Switch off virtual machine
Switching off a virtual machine in VMware

Export virtual machine
Exporting a virtual machine in VMware

Clone virtual machine
Cloning a virtual machine in VMware

Restart virtual machine
Switching a virtual machine off and on again in VMware

Move virtual machine
Moving virtual machines from one host to another in VMware

Create a snapshot of a virtual machine
Creating a new snapshot for a running virtual machine in VMware

Reset virtual machine to snapshot
Resetting a virtual machine to a previous snapshot in VMware/p>

Mark virtual machine for scheduled removal
Creating a new virtual machine from a template and setting an expiry date in VMware

Remove virtual machine time-controlled
Monitor the expiry date and delete a virtual machine in VMware via workflow

Systems

Update Linux systems
Installing Linux updates in VMware

Update Windows systems
Installing Windows updates in VMware

Miscellaneous

Restart ESX hosts
Restarting one or more VMware ESX hosts

Extending resources for a virtual machine
Modify resources of a virtual machine in VMware

Move server to another network segment
Move a list of servers from one VLAN to another VLAN. Firewall rules, IP addresses and monitoring are automatically moved as well.

Query storage capacity
Verify the existing and unused capacity of a datastore in VMware.

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