Using Quick Start
Quick Start is a wizard-based UI that simplifies configuration requirements for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management so you can rapidly provision virtual machines (VMs).
See the following sections for an introduction to Quick Start:
Purpose of Quick Start
Using Quick Start, you use wizards to provide a limited number of configuration settings. All other configuration necessary to provision VMs is automated, including configuration of underlying BMC products such as BMC Server Automation and BMC Network Automation.
When the Quick Start wizards are complete, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management is ready to fulfill end user requests for automated provisioning of VMs. The BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console reflects the configuration settings made in Quick Start.
Quick Start is designed to address straightforward provisioning needs. If you require more complex configurations, you may need to use the full set of tools that BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management offers. Alternatively, you can perform some simple provisioning with Quick Start and then modify the configuration using the full capabilities of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
You cannot use Quick Start to modify existing configurations. BMC does not recommend you use BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to modify configurations already created in Quick Start and then attempt use those configurations again in Quick Start.
Accessing Quick Start
From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and then click Quick Start. The Quick Start welcome page opens.
If you have an issue, see the "To ensure access to Quick Start" section in Set up the initial configuration.
Selecting options on the welcome page starts wizards that step you through the following processes:
- Provisioning VMs on VMware vCenter using Quick Start
- Provisioning VMs on Amazon using Quick Start
- Setting up tenants and users (a process incorporated into both of the preceding procedures)
- Onboarding existing VMs into BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management
The See All link on the Quick Start welcome page displays the Quick Start home page (shown below), which provides another way of accessing Quick Start capabilities. The layout of the home page mirrors Quick Start functionality in earlier releases. Although you access the same functionality from either interface, this space describes Quick Start from the perspective of the Quick Start welcome page shown above.
If you are performing the Quick Start process using the Quick Start home page (rather than the welcome page), note the green checks beside each step. When you complete a step, a green check indicates you have successfully generated that type of content. If the step fails, a red icon appears instead. However, if you later refresh the page and that type of content already exists in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (possibly from other actions in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management), a green check appears to denote the existence of that type of content.
Limitations and troubleshooting
For issues with Quick Start, see the following topics: