IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 1.2 is available for download
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Starting from December 9th 2011 IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 1.2 is available for download.
The key features introduced in this release are:
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning can now be installed using a graphical wizard. Two flavours of the installer minimal and custom. The custom installation allows to specify the number of instances of HBASE and Zookeeper to be deployed. Moreover it allows to automatically configure ESXi servers as compute node. The creation of the management virtual image on VMware is automated.
you can now deploy images with more than one NIC. Different users can deploy images in segregated networks.
The Image Construction and Composition Tool helps building and customizing master images. It is designed to facilitate a separation of concern and tasks, where experts build software bundles for reuse by others. This design approach greatly simplifies the complexity of virtual image creation and reduces errors.
OVF metadata can be displayed and modified in the Self Service UI
The Virtual Image Library helps managing the life cycle of virtual images:
-Search images for specific software products
-Compare two images and determine the differences in files and products
-Find similar images
-Track image versions and provenance
The cloud administrator can use a brand new UI to perform tasks like registering images, registering networks, managing quotas, assigning roles, managing elastic IPs