Third-party provider types
If you use a third-party solution for building and managing cloud infrastructure, you can integrate that infrastructure as a provider type in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. Using external provider types enables you to leverage your existing investments in cloud infrastructure.
If you want to use third-party providers with 4.6.00, install 4.6.03.
The topics in this section provide information and instructions for installing, setting up, preparing, and using an external resource provider:
- Amazon Web Services provider
- Azure provider
- IBM Bluemix Infrastructure provider
- OpenStack provider
- VMware vCloud instance
- Setting up and using external templates for provisioning
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Following are a few of the benefits of using the Amazon EC2 external provider:
The OpenStack integration with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management enables you to leverage the cloud computing services of the OpenStack Provider from the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console. You can use BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to provision infrastructure from OpenStack.
The VMware vCloud provider type is available out-of-the-box. To register it, you specify account, connection, and ownership information. After registering your VMware vCloud provider type, you onboard and offboard a Logical Data Center (Organizational Virtual Datacenter or Org vDC in the VMware context). You map BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management tenants to the Logical Data Center, then associate Logical Data Center organizations and vCloud users with the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management tenants.