Learn how to automate the provisioning and configuration of virtual machines in IBM Cloud VMWare Solutions Shared.

IBM Cloud offers a number of deployment offerings for VMware that you can choose from, each providing a different level of abstraction. VMware Cloud Director (VCD) is offered under the banner of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared. It is a multi-tenant service with elasticity and two subscription types: Shared and Dedicated.

We recently published a new tutorial walking you through the setup of VMWare Solutions Shared using IBM Cloud Schematics (Terraform).

Get started with the tutorial

In this tutorial, you will do the following:

  • Create a VMware Solutions Shared instance in the IBM Cloud.
  • Create a Schematics workspace in the IBM Cloud to run Infrastructure as Code (IaC) based on Terraform.
  • Use Schematics to create a network, firewall, source network address translation (SNAT), destination network address translation (DNAT) rules, and deploy a virtual machine instance in VMware Virtual Data Center via a Terraform template.

Login to your IBM Cloud account, and for step-by-step instructions, check out the Getting Started with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared tutorial. 

Questions and feedback

If you have feedback, suggestions, or questions about this post, please reach out to me on LinkedIn (Dimitri Prosper) or use the feedback button on the tutorial to report a problem on its content. You can also open issues on the related Terraform template. 

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