Registering the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider instance

Before BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management can use a third-party Resource provider overview, you must register an instance of that resource provider. When you register the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure (formerly IBM SoftLayer) provider instance by using the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management console, you specify configuration values that enable communication between the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management application and the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure cloud provider. Typically, this configuration is a one-time task in the infrastructure-configuration process for the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider.

This topic explains how to register, unregister, and edit the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider instance.

To register the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider instance

  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 IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider.

  3. In the Register Provider dialog box, select IBM SoftLayer from the Provider Type list. 
    The corresponding registration fields are displayed in the Edit Provider dialog box.
  4. Supply inputs for the required fields, at a minimum.

    Note

    The IBM SoftLayer Provider instance Name field contains a default value and cannot be changed.

    FieldDescription
    NameName of the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider instance.
    DescriptionText description that distinguishes this provider.
    Task Polling CountNumber of polls for the status of an executed request on the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider.
    Valid value: Any positive integer
    Default value: 120
    Task Polling Interval

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

    PDC Sync IntervalTime, in hours, after which BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management actively polls for onboarding the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure images as Product Catalog (PDC) entries for the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider.
    Valid value: Any positive integer
    Default value: 3
    Domain NameThe default value is ibm.com.
  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 IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider account. 
    To use the registered IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider, you must configure at least one account. For more information, see Managing multiple user accounts for an IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider.

To deregister the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider instance

Note

  • You cannot unregister a provider if any objects or resources from that provider exist.
  • After deregistering the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider and deleting the account, you must manually delete operating system and custom image in IBM Bluemix Infrastructure.
  1. From the list in the Providers workspace, select the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider instance.
  2. Click Deregister .
  3. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

To edit the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure 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 IBM Bluemix Infrastructure Provider workspace, select the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure 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

Managing multiple user accounts for an IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider instance

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