A new tutorial on installing software on virtual server instances provisioned with IBM Cloud VPC on Classic.
Provisioning computing resources like virtual server instances is a means to an end. Ultimately, a common goal will be to solve a business problem—to provide end-users with an application to help them achieve their goals. But how do you get the application installed on the virtual servers? How do you make a reliable and repeatable process? How do you automate the provisioning of such a solution?
To get you started, we added a new tutorial to the IBM Cloud documentation. The tutorial looks at how you can use tools like the IBM Cloud CLI, Terraform, and Ansible to automate a solution, from provisioning the infrastructure to validating that the installation works as expected, all within the context of a virtual private cloud.
The tutorial will also review the different origins where software can be found:
- The file system of a local workstation—using tools like Terraform to create the required infrastructure or Ansible, ssh, and scp to install and configure software on the virtual server instances.
- Fast mirrors of central repositories to update the operating systems or to install supported packages.
- Internet or intranet software repositories.
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