Onboarding and offboarding PaaS resources

To perform platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provisioning, you must first onboard the PaaS resources that the cloud uses.

When you onboard an on-premises PaaS resource, such as a database system, the resource is placed in a default PaaS pool until an administrator assigns the PaaS resource to a PaaS resource pool. The default pool's name is <pod_name>_default_pool. There is one default pool for each pod. You can onboard the same PaaS resource to multiple pods.

When you onboard a resource, you must onboard the logical data center (a network container).

This topic describes how to onboard and offboard platform resources. It contains the following sections:


Before you begin

You must have a registered PAAS provider before you can onboard PaaS resources. See Registering resource providers.

To onboard platform resources for BMC Database Automation

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Resources.

  2. Under Quick Links on the left, click Resources under the PaaS section.
    The system displays all resources currently onboarded. 
  3. Click Onboard .
    The Onboard Resources dialog box opens.
     
  4. (Optional) If you want to change the pod to which you are onboarding resources, select an option from Pod.
  5. Select the ProviderType, and Sub-type for the PaaS resource you want to onboard.
    The Type option lets you choose the type of platform you want to onboard, such as a database system. The Sub-type option lets you define the type further. For example, for database systems, you can currently select Oracle RestartOracle Standalone, or Oracle RAC systems.
    When you make a selection, the Onboard Platform dialog box displays a list of available resources. 
  6. Under Available Resources, select resources in the list at left and move them to the list at right.
  7. Click Onboard.
    The onboarded resources are placed in the pod's default pool and are now available to be added to pools, as described in Creating PaaS resource pools.  PaaS resources cannot be used until you add them to a pool.

To onboard platform resources for Cloud Foundry

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Resources.

  2. Under Quick Links on the left, click Network Containers.
    The system displays all resources currently onboarded. 
  3. Click Onboard Logical Data Center .
    The Onboard Logical Data Centers dialog box opens.
     
  4. In the Provider field, select PublicPaaS.
    The Proxy Provider field appears.
  5. Select the Proxy Provider.
    The Account field appears.
  6. Select the Account that can access the proxy provider.
    The available logical data centers appear in the list on the left. 
  7. Under Available Logical Data Centers, select resources in the list at left and move them to the list at right.
  8. Click Onboard.
    Now, you can map the tenants to the logical data center. For more information, see Mapping tenants to network containers.

Offboarding PaaS resources

When a PaaS resource is no longer needed or available, you can offboard the resource to remove it from the system.

Note

You cannot offboard a resource if it hosts a database. Any hosted database must first be decommissioned before you can offboard the underlying resource.

To offboard PaaS resources

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Resources.

  2. Under Quick Links on the left, click one of the resources, for example Resources (under PaaS) or Network Containers.
    The system displays all resources currently onboarded.  
  3. Select a resource and click Offboard .
    A dialog box prompts you to confirm the deletion. 
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