Learn to view, search and manage infrastructure providers, in Red Hat CloudForms.
In Red Hat CloudForms, an infrastructure provider is a virtual infrastructure environment that you can add to a Red Hat CloudForms appliance, to manage and interact with the resources, in that environment.
In other words, a infrastructure provider is a management platform for managing virtual machines from a single type of hypervisor. Infrastructure providers supported by CloudForms are Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Management (RHEV-M), VMware vCenter and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
In very large environments, you can discover new infrastructure providers.
Discover Infrastructure Providers
Review the data entry screen, but do not enter any information.
Cancel Discover Infrastructure Providers
You can also add infrastructure providers, if known.
Add Infrastructure Providers
Step 3: Click Cancel to return to the previous screen.
Cancel Add Infrastructure Providers
The web interface uses virtual thumbnails to represent providers. Each thumbnail contains four quadrants by default, which displays basic information about each provider.
Example Virtual Thumbnail
In the Virtual Thumbnail below, note the . This demo is disconnected from the providers, so if you ever encounter the exclamation point, it indicates the status as not connected.
Disconnected Virtual Thumbnail
When connected to providers, such as in a actual deployment, the is replaced with a .
A (Policy) in the center of the virtual thumbnail indicates that this provider has one or more policies applied. There are no policies configured in this exercise, so the shield does not appear.
In the top right corner of the window, click to toggle between Grid, Tile, and List views.
Top Window Navigation Infrastructure Providers
Click (Download) for a list of providers in TXT, CSV, or PDF formats.
Download Infrastructure Providers
Click any infrastructure provider and observe the following details on the resulting screen:
Infrastructure Providers Dashboard