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Configuring after installation

There are two methods for configuring BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, depending on the infrastructure platform you require and the complexity of your cloud: 

  • If your cloud environment is a simple one, and you will use only VMware vSphere or Amazon Web Services as your infrastructure platform, then you can configure BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management using the Quick Start wizard.
  • If your cloud environment is more complex, or it requires an infrastructure platform other than VMware vSphere or Amazon Web Services, then you must configure BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management manually by performing tasks in the participating BMC products, as well as in the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management console.

This topic contains the following sections:

Using the Quick Start wizard

Quick Start is a wizard-based UI that simplifies configuration requirements for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. Using Quick Start, you provide a limited number of configuration settings. All other configuration is automated, including configuration of underlying BMC products such as BMC Server Automation and BMC Network Automation.

For detailed information, see Using Quick Start.

Manually configuring BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

The following table lists all of the tasks required to configure a fully functional BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management environment. The Configuration tasks column contains links to the sub-topics that provide a consolidated list of the procedures required to complete the task. The links in the Details column bring you to the full procedures in the Administering section of this wiki.

Configuration tasks

Details

Perform preliminary tasks

  1. Add the AR User Fixed licenses to the primary BMC AR System host server and the Cloud Database primary host servers, as described in Perform preliminary tasks.
  2. Follow the steps listed in Enabling the TriggerFailsafeUtility escalation.
  3. On the BMC AR System Server & IT Service Mgt. Suite – primary enterprise server, create the following items, as described in Creating the cloud administrator user and the provider company:

Set up the initial configuration

(This task is called creating a connector in Quick Start.)

  1. Configure the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management – Administration Console, as described in Setting Configuration workspace options.
  2. Create a site in the Physical Location form on the BMC Remedy AR System Server and BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite server, as described in Creating a physical location for a pod.
  3. Set up the virtualization connections in BMC Server Automation for VMware, as described in Setting up a VMware vSphere environment.
  4. To set up connections for additional virtual environments, see Adding virtual environments for compute resources.
  5. Create a network pod using a pod blueprint, as described in Creating network pod blueprints and Creating network pods.
  6. Onboard your network pod into BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, as described in Onboarding and offboarding network pods.
  7. Create network container blueprints, as described in Creating network container blueprints.

Configure environments

  1. Create network containers using container blueprints, as described in Creating network containers.
  2. Create resource pools, as described in Creating compute resource pools.
  3. Onboard compute resources, as described in Onboarding compute resources.
  4. Map compute pools to network containers, as described in Mapping compute pools to network containers.

Create services

  1. Create the following in BMC Server Automation, as described in Creating objects in BMC Server Automation:
    • Virtual Guest Packages
    • Product Catalog jobs
    • System Packages
    • Virtual machine templates
  2. Create service blueprints, as described in Building service blueprints.
  3. Create service offerings, as described in Creating cloud services.
  4. (Optional) Create and assign entitlement packages, as described in Creating entitlement packages and Selecting tenant entitlement packages.

Configure tenants and tenant users

  1. Create and configure tenant companies and users, as described in Creating and managing tenants.
  2. Map tenants to network containers, as described in Mapping tenants to network containers.

(Optional) Configure optional products

You can integrate other products with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management in the following ways:

(Optional) Verify the configuration

Optionally, you can perform specific tasks to verify that the environment is properly configured.

(Optional) Configuring products for HA

Optionally, you can perform steps to configure products in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management for high availability (HA).

Where to go next

Perform preliminary tasks

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