Learn to provision infrastructures, using Red Hat CloudForms. CloudForms enables provisioning and management across physical, virtual, and private cloud platforms.
In Red Hat CloudForms, when a virtual machine or cloud instance is provisioned, it goes through multiple phases. First, the request must be made. The request includes ownership information, tags, virtual hardware requirements, the operating system, and any customization of the request. Second, the request must go through an approval phase, either automatic or manual. Finally, the request is executed.
Execution consists of pre-processing and post-processing. Pre-processing acquires IP addresses for the user, creates VMDB instances, and creates the virtual machine based on information in the request. Post-processing activates the VMDB instance.
Provision VM Workflow
A list of templates displays.
The Provider column shows some templates are from Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager and others are from VMware.
Provision Virtual Machines
Because you are working in a lab environment, nothing happens after these steps.
You can also arrive at this screen by clicking Services → Requests.