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  • A valid IBM Bluemix PORTAL account.

  • IBM Bluemix Account Name: The exact name displayed in the Username column in the IBM Bluemix Portal's Users page. Copy the required Username and paste it in the CloudCenter CCM UI as specified during the Configuration Process identified below.

  • IBM Bluemix Account API Key: This is the API key for this user's account: If you do not have an API key for this account, retrieve the API key at this point.

    Copy this API key and paste it in the CloudCenter CCM UI as specified during the Configuration Process identified below.

    • Already Generated API Key: Access the IBM Bluemix Portal's Users page. Click View (in API Key column corresponding to the required user).

    • Not Generated an API Key: Access the IBM Bluemix Portal's Users page. Click Generate (in API Key column corresponding to the required user).

  • Device Name: This is the exact name displayed in the Device Name column in the IBM Bluemix Portal's Device List page. Copy the required Device name and paste it in the CloudCenter CCM UI as specified during the Configuration Process identified below.

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    You MUST launch the CCO in the same cloud region as this IBM Bluemix device – you cannot select different regions for the CCO and this device.

  • Images: CloudCenter 4.9.0 supports both Image ID and Image Template Name:

    • Image ID: This is the preferred option as it resolves image name conflicts caused by multiple images having the same name. To find the Image ID, navigate to the Bluemix Portal's Template page and copy the Image ID that similar to the ID highlighted in this URL example: 
      https://control.softlayer.com/devices/images/1838253?imageType=public

    • Image Template Name: This is the exact name displayed in the Image Template Details section in the IBM Bluemix Portal's Images page. Copy the required Image Name and paste it in the CloudCenter CCM UI as specified during the Configuration Process identified below.
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Configuration Process

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  1. Access the CCM UI > Admin > Clouds > Add Cloud in the CCM UI main menu.
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  2. Select the IBM Bluemix an IBM Company option, provide a Name and Description for this cloud, and click Save.

  3. Locate the newly-added cloud and click the Add Cloud Accountlink. The Add Cloud Account pop-up displays:

    1. Assign a new cloud account name.

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      The name should not contain any space, dash, or special characters.

    2. Add the following Cloud Credentials associated with your IBM Bluemix account and click Save.

      1. IBM Bluemix Account Name: The IBM Bluemix Username identified in Prerequisites section above.

      2. IBM Bluemix Account API Key: The IBM Bluemix API Key identified in Prerequisites section above.

  4. Click the Regions tab to add a cloud region.

    1. Click Add Cloud Regions.

    2. Select the required regions for this cloud.

    1. Add the Region Name and an optional Display Name for this cloud region.

    2. Click Save.

      Info

      The Instance Types, the Storage Types, and the Image Maps sections are automatically populated with as soon as you add the region.

  5. (CloudCenter 4.8.2x and earlier) Click Edit Cloud Settings to update the IBM Bluemix cloud settings for each region.

    Tip

    This selection is not available in CloudCenter 4.9.0 and later. You can configure these VLAN and subnet settings on a per-deployment basis as listed in Environments and Deployment Environment Defaults.


    1. DefaultprivateVlanNumber:Specifies the default IBM Bluemix private cloud network to which this CloudCenter instance must be launched.

    2. Default publicVlanNumber: Specifies the default IBM Bluemix public cloud network to which this CloudCenter instance must be launched..

    3. Click Save.

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      If you Edit Cloud Settings, you must save the changes to the CCO to ensure that these changes are also propagated to CCOs inside a firewall configuration.

      If your CCO is already configured, you must re-register the CCO for these Cloud Settings to take effect

  6. (Optional effective CloudCenter 4.9.0 and later) Click Edit Cloud Settings to update the Domain Name. In the IBM cloud console, the domain name is displayed next to the device name.

  7. (Optional effective CloudCenter 4.9.0 and later) Update the Instance Naming Strategy, Instance IPAM Strategy, or the Node Name Config fields. The Region-Level Cloud Settings section provides more details on configuring these values.

    Note
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    If you Edit Cloud Settings, you must save the changes to the CCO to ensure that these changes are also propagated to CCOs inside a firewall configuration.

    If your CCO is already configured, you must re-register the CCO for these Cloud Settings to take effect.

  8. To complete the cloud configuration, you must register the CCO with the CCM.

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