Creating a Joomla CMS on RHEL 5.8 service offering

This topic describes the tasks that you must perform in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to create the service offering that the end user can then use to provision the application infrastructure (for example, an OS and an application package).


Although services and service offerings are bundled with the zipkits, you might want to use the procedures to create a service and service offering to create or edit these artifacts.

It includes the following topics:

To create the service and the service offering

In the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administrator console, you must add a service and a service offering.

For Joomla service blueprint, create a service and service offering based on the available deployment model. The Joomla Content-Pack supports Single-tier service deployment model. In single-tier deployment model, Joomla is installed on a single instance of a server along with Apache, PHP and MySQL.

To create a service

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window, and click Service Catalog.
  2. In the Service Catalog, click Create a New Service.
  3. Enter the service name.
  4. For Type, select a service type.
    • Business service — Services that customers use and that show the customer view of services, such as email or an online store.
    • Technical service — Supporting IT and infrastructure resources required to support business services that are not visible to customers, such as servers, applications, and network CIs.


      After you select the type and save the service, you cannot change the type.

  5. Enter a description of the service.
  6. Do one of the following actions:
    • To create the service offering, click Apply.
    • To create the service offering later, click Save to save your selections and close the window.

To create a service offering

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window, and click Service Catalog.
  2. From the Service Catalog, edit or create a service.
    In the Service Offering tab, a default service offering is available, which you can edit.
  3. Click Create a New Service Offering.
  4. In the General Information tab, define the options described in the following table. 



    Default Service Offering

    Enable this option to make the selected service offering the default for the service. Unless users select a different service offering, the default service offering is used.


    A short, descriptive name for the service offering.


    A more detailed description of the service offering.

    Service Blueprint

    Specify the software and hardware to associate with the service offering by selecting one of the available blueprints.

    Reference Definition

    Specify which version of the blueprint to use for this offering. Choose one of the following:
    Latest version—Use the latest version of the specified service blueprint.
    Specific Version—Use the version of the service blueprint that you select.
    Identified by Tag—Select the tag that is used to identify a version of a service blueprint. Because no two versions of a service blueprint can have the same tag, if the association of the tag to a version changes, your blueprint will use whichever version makes use of that tag.

    DefinitionSpecify how to deploy the selected service blueprint. From the list, select a definition that is available for the chosen service blueprint.
  5. Add a Base Customer Price to define the amount charged to the customer for the service offering.
  6. Add a Base Deployment Cost to define the amount that it costs to provide the service offering.
  7. Click Apply.
    This action activates the Options tab. You now also can create a requestable offering (for example, a request definition or a post-deploy action). For additional information, see Creating a requestable offering in the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management online technical documentation.

To make the provisioning request

  1. Access Workspaces > Service Instances to display the Service Instances workspace, and click New Service Request.

  2. In the New Service Request dialog box, click the server provisioning service you want to display the Submit Request dialog box.
  3. To complete the Joomla service request, You need to specify the following Parameters:

    CMS Database NameDatabase name for CMS database
    DB PrefixCMS Database Table Prefix. Must start with Alphabet, contains at least one and a underscore (for ex cms01_)
    DB Username for JoomlaMySQL User for CMS DB
    Joomla User passwordWebadmin user password
    ConfirmWebadmin user password
    Joomla DB User PasswordMySQL password for CMS DB user
    ConfirmMySQL password for CMS DB user
    Joomla Webadmin UserWebadmin user name
    Mail Sender Email IDEmail Address of Sender
    Mail Sender NameName of the sender
    MySQL Root PasswordTo set password for MySQL
    ConfirmTo set password for MySQL
    Site NameJoomla site name
  4. Click Next.

  5. Enter the data in the required fields to complete the request for an instance of the service request. You can click Next to review the details.
  6. Click Submit. The request is added to the Pending Activity list in the Service Instances window.

The request status is displayed in the Pending Activity list of the Service Instances window. You can double-click on the service request to see its detailed information.

For more detailed procedures, see Requesting cloud services and  Requesting cloud services in the legacy console.

To validate the provisioned components

After provisioning the blueprint, you can validate the Joomla components setup in your environment.

Component nameHow to verifyResults
Apache Web Server

To check whether Apache has been installed, run the following command.

httpd -v

The command displays the following output:

Server version: Apache/2.2.3
Server built: Feb 23 2012 14:59:23
MySQL Installation

To check whether MySQL has been installed, run the following command.

mysql -v

The command displays the following output:

mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.6.13, for Linux (x86_64) using EditLine wrapper
PHP Installation

To check whether PHP has been installed, run the following command.

php -v

If PHP is installed, the command displays the following output:

PHP 5.3.3 (cli) (built: Feb 2 2012 07:02:01)
Copyright (c) 1997-2010 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies
Joomla Installation

To verify Joomla, visit the following URL:


Note: Edit the URL as per your environment.

This URL display the Joomla login Webpage.

Where to go next

Once you have created the service offering, the cloud end user can request a service offering from the My Cloud Services Console. To view a list of tasks the cloud end user can perform to manage your cloud services, see Managing cloud resources in the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management online technical documentation.

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