While recently reading through a few articles on the web about cloud computing, I started to reflect on why many businesses are now choosing Ubuntu Server to deploy cloud environments. Some companies are also recognizing its potential as a solid option for daily purpose servers (including FTP servers, Apache or Nginx web servers, mail servers, […]
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.
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.
When leveraging a public cloud environment, one of the largest challenges is ensuring the service catalog has images and software bundles that meet your business needs. The ability to create your own custom image templates and load them into a public cloud environment is a huge value. IBM SmartCloud Enterprise provides several methods for customizing images.