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3 Steps to Get Started with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared

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IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared (IC4V Shared) provides a cost-effective, self-service way to get started moving VMs to the cloud within minutes.

IC4V Shared leverages VMware vCloud Director, providing a solution option for those looking to offload hypervisor management and save costs by leveraging multi-tenant infrastructure.

Get started in minutes with IC4V Shared by following the three easy steps below.

Step 1: Order your Virtual Data Center (VDC)

Sign up or login to your IBM Cloud account and navigate to IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, where you can select to provision VMware Solutions Shared in an On Demand or Reserved consumption model.

Note: Be sure that your account is upgraded to either a pay-as-you-go or subscription account before proceeding.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared – Order a VDC (Virtual Data Center)

Step 2: Set up the network

Once you’ve deployed your instance, it’s time to set up your VDC network and enable inbound and outbound traffic.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared – Setup the Network

Step 3: Deploy a VM

Quickly create a new VM and connect it to the network.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared – Deploy a VM

Congratulations! You have successfully set up an IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared environment and deployed a VM.

Senior Software Engineer, IBM Cloud

Rajeev Saxena

Program Director, VMware Solutions, IBM Cloud

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