Exercise 1.5 - Examine Infrastructure Provisioning

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Exercise 1.5: Examine Infrastructure Provisioning

Exercise Description

Learn to provision infrastructures, using Red Hat CloudForms. CloudForms enables provisioning and management across physical, virtual, and private cloud platforms.

Red Hat CloudForms Infrastructure Provisioning process (Summary)

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

Infrastructure Provisioning

Step 1: > Select ComputeInfrastructureVirtual Machines.

Infrastructure VMs

Step 2: On the left, in the VMs accordion, select All VMs & Templates.

Step 3: On the right, click (Lifecycle).

Step 4: Select (Provision VMs), and observe the following.

Provision VMs

A list of templates displays.

Template List

The Provider column shows some templates are from Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager and others are from VMware.

Step 5: Select any template and click Continue.

Template Continue

Step 6: On the resulting page, perform the steps indicated below for each tab and review the data requested.

Provision Virtual Machines

Because you are working in a lab environment, nothing happens after these steps.

Step 7: On the resulting screen, observe that your provision request appears in a list. If you are in an environment with real infrastructure, you can monitor this area for the status of the VM build.

Provision Request

You can also arrive at this screen by clicking ServicesRequests.

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