How to easily extend your IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator infrastructure

In this post I would like to highlight an important feature of IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator V2.3. This feature is the ability to extend and enrich its functionalities by providing “content packages to enable SmartCloud Orchestrator to use the features that are delivered by external software and infrastructure devices” and to integrate them with the client’s […]

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Virtual image extension using IBM SmartCloud provisioning

Using SmartCloud provisioning, what is the best way to extend a base image adding one or more additional products?

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Extending a Windows image using Image Construction and Composition Tool 1.2

In this post I would like to introduce a new function added in the Image Construction and Composition Tool (ICCT) 1.2.

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A simple way to customize an image at deployment time using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1

I want to share with you a simple but effective capability for automatically configuring an image at deployment time in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1.

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Image personalities: How to reduce the amount of master images

In this new post I would like to introduce a new function added in Image Construction and Composition Tool (ICCT) 1.2.

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An effective integration between IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and IBM Tivoli Monitoring

How can I "easily" monitor the performance and availability of the OS and applications of launched instances?

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A flexible way for passing parameters during the deployment using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

I really liked the post “Rapid deployments with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning” that explains how simple and fast it is to deploy instances using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning. But it is also important to have a flexible way for passing parameters during the deployment in order to configure or customize the deployed instances.

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An effective integration between IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and Tivoli Endpoint Manager

I really liked the post “Rapid deployments with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning” that explains how simple and fast it is to deploy instances using SmartCloud Provisioning. But after the instances are deployed the next questions are: How can I "easily" manage them from a patch management point of view? How can I "ensure" that they satisfy my corporate and security standards?

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