Amazon Web Services provider
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management supports the external cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS).
You can integrate BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management with AWS so that BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management can fulfill end user requests for automated provisioning of virtual machines to an Amazon Availability Zone (AZ) or Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
This topic provides an overview of implementing the AWS provider, including a high-level implementation walk-through.
Before you begin
- To enable software deployment, BMC Server Automation must be registered as a provider.
- You must have an AWS account and should be familiar with the AWS environment. You must have AmazonVPCFullAccess policy enabled in your AWS environment for the specific user.
Obtain security credentials for the AWS account. This step is necessary because the AWS account must be able to make Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) API requests. To generate and extract the certificate and private key files for the AWS account, see Amazon Web Services documentation.
- Review overview of AWS support in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
High-level tasks for setting up Amazon Web Services as an external provider
You can set up an AWS external provider in two ways: you can perform the tasks manually or you can use Quick Start to perform the configuration.
Manually setting up the AWS environment
The following table lists the main stages that are required to initiate an Amazon Web Services instance and the tasks associated with the stages. The topics listed in the table provide information and instructions for manually setting up, preparing, and initiating an Amazon Web Services service offering instance.
Typically you perform the activities of the setup phase of your Amazon Web Services (AWS) integration only once. These activities include configuring the AWS provider and setting up credentials.
|Creating or onboarding AWS resources|
You have the option to onboard existing AWS resources or create them:
During resource configuration, you create and configure the components that are needed to provision an AWS instance.
In this final phase, you prepare and initiate the service offering request, as described in the following topics:
Using Quick Start to perform the configuration
Quick Start asks you to provide a limited number of configuration settings for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management so it can integrate with AWS. To use Quick Start for the configuration, see Provisioning VMs on Amazon using Quick Start.
Where to go from here
To start your Amazon Web Services implementation, see Configuring the infrastructure for Amazon Web Services support.