Registering the Azure Provider

Before BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management can use a third-party resource provider, you must register that resource provider. For Azure, you can register Azure Service Manager (classic), Azure Resource Manager, or Azure Template Provider as described in this topic. When you register the Azure Provider by using the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management console, you specify configuration values that enable communication between the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management application and the Microsoft Azure cloud provider. Typically, this configuration is a one-time task in the infrastructure-configuration process for the Azure Provider.

This topic explains how to register, unregister, and edit the Azure Provider instance.


Before you begin

Ensure that you complete the following tasks:

To register an Azure Provider instance (Azure Service Manager, classic)

Use this procedure if you want to register Azure Service Manager (classic).

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Providers.
  2. On the Providers page, click Register .

    Note

    Register only one instance of the Azure Provider.

  3. In the Register Provider dialog box, select Azure from the Provider Type list.

  4. Complete the following fields:

     FieldDescription
    NameName of the Azure Provider instance. The Azure Provider instance Name field contains a default value and cannot be changed.
    DescriptionText description that distinguishes this provider.
    Rest API VersionVersion number of the Microsoft Azure Service Management REST API used for the Azure Provider.
    Task Polling Interval

    Time, in seconds, after which BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management actively polls for the status of an executed request on the Azure Provider.
    Valid value: Any positive integer
    Default value: 60

    Task Polling Count

    Number of polls for the status of an executed request on the Azure Provider.
    Valid value: Any positive integer
    Default value: 50

    RSCD PortPort number or an endpoint that will be opened as a public and private port with the TCP protocol before installing a software on a provisioned VM.
    Default value: 4750
    PDC Sync IntervalTime, in hours, after which BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management actively polls for onboarding the Microsoft Azure images as Product Catalog (PDC) entries for the Azure Provider.
    Valid value: Any positive integer
    Default value: 3
  5. Click Submit.

  6. Stop the BMC_CSM service of the Cloud Platform Manager (OSGi):

    • (Windows) In the Services window, use the stop command link.
    • (Linux) From the specified path, enter the /etc/init.d/stop bmccsm command.
  7. Restart the BMC_CSM service of the Cloud Platform Manager (OSGi):

    • (Windows) In the Services window, use the start command link.
    • (Linux) From the specified path, enter the /etc/init.d/start bmccsm command.
  8. Configure the Microsoft Azure account.
    To use the registered Azure Provider, you must configure at least one account.
    For more information, see the "To add account credentials" section in Managing multiple user accounts for an Azure Provider.

    Note

    After onboarding, the Azure Provider auto-publishes all of the images from your Microsoft Azure account to the BMC Product Catalog with the following attributes for each Definitive Media Library (DML) entry:

    • Product TypeSoftware
    • CI TypeVitual System Enabler
    • Categorization Tier1Software Distribution
    • Categorization Tier2VM Template
    • Categorization Tier3Azure
    • Product Name<Valid Azure image name as listed in the Image Gallery of Microsoft Azure management portal>
    • ManufacturerAzure

    If the images are not available or are deleted in your Microsoft Azure account, the Cloud Administrator must delete the DML entries manually from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.


To deregister the Azure Provider instance

Note

  • You cannot deregister a provider if any objects or resources from that provider exist.
  • After you deregister the Azure Provider, the Cloud Administrator must manually delete storage accounts in Microsoft Azure.
  1. From the list in the Providers workspace, select the Azure Provider instance.
  2. Click Deregister .
  3. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

To edit the Azure Provider instance

You can change any of the information that you supplied when you registered a resource provider instance during installation.

  1. From the list in the Azure Provider workspace, select the Azure Provider instance.
  2. Click Edit
    The Edit Provider dialog box is displayed with the current information.
  3. Make your changes.

    Note

    You cannot change the provider type or name.


  4. Click Submit.
  5. Restart the Cloud Platform Manager (OSGi) to apply the changes.

Where to go from here

Mapping tenant and user quota for the Azure Provider

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