Cloud Region Configuration

Using CloudCenter to Manage Clouds

Clouds that need to be managed can be set up and enabled in CloudCenter. CloudCenter requires a CCO for each target cloud region or cloud datacenter that is under management.

From the CCM UI's administration console, enterprises can manage various cloud configurations in concert.

Add Cloud Region

A cloud region refers to the region identified in the CCM UI's cloud group. See Public Clouds to view a list of cloud regions supported by the CloudCenter platform. For dedicated CloudCenter deployments (customer hosted), you must install an CCO on any region of the cloud family in addition to the ones available out-of-the-box with CloudCenter-as-a-Service (Cisco hosted). See CCO for additional context on cloud nuances.

You should have already configured a cloud to add a region for that cloud. See Add Cloud at Parent Level or Configure Cloud(s) for additional context.

If you make changes to the callouts or attributes for a Cloud Region, you must restart the CCO for the changes to take effect.

 

To add a cloud region, follow this procedure.

  1. From the CCM UI, click Admin > Clouds > cloud name. On the right, a list of regions configured for this cloud are displayed.
  2. Click Add Region to add a cloud region. The Add Region popup displays.
  3. Add the Region Name and an optional Display Name for this cloud region.
  4. Click Save.

Delete Cloud Region

Admins can delete a Cloud region as long as a CCO is not registered for this region (see Register the CCO with the CCM).

Effective CloudCenter 4.8.0.1, specific error messages lets the user know if the environment deletion depends on active deployments or activation profiles or both.  It also provides a list of active deployments under the Environment tab. You can view these deployments by clicking View Details next to the error message.  The activation profile(s) is(are) also displayed in the message.

 

To delete an unwanted cloud region, follow this procedure:

  1. From the CCM UI, click Admin > Clouds > cloud name. On the right, a list of regions configured for this cloud are displayed.
  2. Click Delete Region for the corresponding Cloud Region displayed in this list.
  3. Click OK in the resulting popup window to confirm your action.
  4. T`he Clouds page displays the corresponding status and the deleted region no longer displays in the Regions section if the cloud is successfully deleted.

Actions at the Cloud Region Level

You can configure Deployment Lifecycle actions (Pre-VM start, Pre-VM stop, and so forth):

If defined, the actions are run in a Docker container on the CCO server, the CCO runs the specified actions for all launched VM – regardless of the application or the service.

Other References

  • The Cloud-Related Terminology page delineates between cloud, cloud family, cloud account, cloud region, and numerous other cloud terms used in the CloudCenter context.
  • In the Cloud Configurations tab in the CCM UI, the administrator, can configure the account information for each Cloud or Cloud Region (see Configure Cloud(s)).
  • If you add additional clouds after the initial deployment, you need to follow these procedures to ensure that the CCO and CCM communicate across clouds (see Register the CCO with the CCM).
  • Only permitted users can add clouds (see Permission Control and User States and Actions).
  • The Cloud Costs page provides additional details for administrators managing cloud pricing and cost.
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