Managing the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure service offerings
This topic describes how to create and manage IBM Bluemix Infrastructure (formerly IBM SoftLayer) service offerings that cloud users can request from the BMC My Cloud Services Console.
A service offering describes a function or capability that a cloud administrator makes available to users in the cloud. Application stacks, single servers, and adding a new account to a Microsoft Exchange server are all examples of services. For more general information about services, see Services overview.
After you have mapped the tenants to the Logical Data Centers, you then can define your service blueprint for the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure povider. Service blueprints define the software, hardware, and deployment options for a service in the Service Catalog. A service blueprint is required before you can create a service. For service blueprint overview information, see "Service blueprints overview" in Services overview.
You can group requestable offerings into packages, to which different tenants can be entitled. This makes it easier for service providers to partition and manage services created specifically for particular tenants.
The following topics provide information and instructions for creating and managing an IBM Bluemix Infrastructure service using the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management:
- Creating options and option choices for the IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider
- Creating a BLPackage for adding local users in IBM Bluemix Infrastructure
- Installing software as part of an IBM Bluemix Infrastructureservice offering
- Building service blueprints for IBM Bluemix Infrastructure
- Creating the service offering for IBM Bluemix Infrastructure