In this new post I would like to introduce a new function added in
Image Construction and Composition Tool (ICCT) 1.2, it is the capability to extend a Windows base image available in IBM Smart Cloud
Provisioning 2.1. In fact in ICCT 1.2 it's possible to: - import a Windows base image available in IBM Smart Cloud
Provisioning 2.1 - extent it adding Windows bundles created using ICCT 1.2 - capture it in order to have in IBM Smart Cloud
Provisioning 2.1 a new extended Windows image It is provided using the same User Interface and the... [More]
This goes out to all the Operations guys and gals. Have you been tasked with getting your IT organization to be more efficient, more effective..."more with less?" At the same time, your development teams are expected to delivery new applications at warp speed while you have specific service level agreements to meet governing the stability of your production environments. Speed.... stability.... seems diametrically opposed? If you haven’t heard of DevOps yet--the methodology of bringing development and operation teams together to... [More]
I wanted to let everyone know that a Trial Virtual Machine is available for the SmartCloud Monitoring version 7.2 FP1 product. The Trial provides a 90 day trial of the software to monitor your virtualized environment and includes the Capacity Planning tools for VMware and PowerVM. These tools can help you optimize your virtualized environment and save money.
Within a few hours you can have the Virtual Machine up and running and monitoring your Virtualized environment.
This is a... [More]
I am pleased to announce that we have a new public forum for SmartCloud Orchestrator where users can discuss technical topics related to the product and address questions they might have.
SmartCloud Orchestrator has just been released. It is IBM's new private cloud offering based on OpenStack and other cloud standards.
You can read more about it in the Announcement Letter and we would be very happy to see you join the SmartCloud Orchestrator beta program.
This forum is a discussion platform and does... [More]
Service Health for IBM SmartCloud Provisioning has officially GA'ed and is now available on IBM Integrated Service Management Library ( ISML ). Service Health provides pre - built integrations between IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and IBM SmartCloud Monitoring utilizing a custom agent, OS agents, and the ITMfVE agents. A product provided navigator offers a concise overview on the health of the IBM SmartCloud Provisioning infrastructure enabling the ability to identify and react to issues in your environment quickly minimizing the impact, such as... [More]
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 question is:
How can I "easily" monitor the
performance and availability of the OS and applications of launched
solution is to integrate IBM SmartCloud Provisioning with IBM
Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) so that all the running instances will be
connected to the ITM Server... [More]
A usual adoption
pattern for cloud computing are desktops. It's really straight
forward because in general each company has standardized desktops:
only some specific version of the operating system are supported,
only specific flavours, only some applications are allowed and
typically everything is managed by the IT team.
If we think at the
benefits of adopting desktop cloud, some of them really jump
powerfully in front of the eyes: the IT team can really enforce
standardization (e.g. you can select as desktop only one of... [More]
We’re getting really good at deploying images. The new SmartCloud Provisioning product makes
image deployment faster and easier then ever.
While the speed and simplicity is cool, left unchecked, image sprawl
issues may catch up with you faster than ever.
Virtual image sprawl is a reasonably new phenomena derived
from the ease of capturing and creating new virtual images. Virtualization and cloud computing make it
very easy to create new virtual images.
As image catalogs grow, finding and locating the right images... [More]
You’re probably wondering what the classic cue for a film take has to do with DevOps. Well in fact there are many similarities between it and continuous software delivery. But before we go into movie making let’s set the stage. The emergence of big data, cloud and mobility to address today's business challenges is driving a proliferation of new applications on top of the core business applications from vendors such as SAP, Microsoft and Oracle. As a consequence, IT environments are becoming much more complex, more diverse,... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator , the first new private cloud offering based on OpenStack and other cloud standards, is now available. Users are looking for Cloud solutions that increase agility, cost savings and offer a competitive advantage. IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator exceeds those needs:
Patterns of expertise learned from decades of successful Client and Partner Engagements - SmartCloud Orchestrator captures best practices for complex tasks, abstracted not hardcoded. Built in best practices KPIs, Measurement & Policies... [More]
A Control Center for Next Generation IT Asset and Service Management
Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast
and opportunity for Q&A, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA and 6:00
PM ET USA.
Register for 11:00 AM ET USA:
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In 2012, IBM
introduced the IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, a unified platform for IT Service
In Feb 2013,
we released updates to SmartCloud Control Desk, adding more features, and
another step towards... [More]
TUC Webcast: Maximize the Benefits of Virtualization for Greater ROI Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast and opportunity for Q&A, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA. Click here to reserve your webcast seat now
About this Webcast:
Challenges with virtualized environments are driving the shift to
increased integration of service management capabilities such as image
and patch management, high-scale provisioning, monitoring, storage and
security. In this webcast, learn how organizations can... [More]
TUC Webcast: Top
5 Reasons to check out the ‘Jazz For Service Management’ Beta! Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast and
opportunity for Q&A, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA.
Reserve Your Webcast Seat Now OVERVIEW:
This Webcast will introduce the Top 5 reasons TUC members should
check out the Jazz for Service Management beta. The webcast will include
a realtime, live demonstration of Jazz for Service Management, showcasing the
value of linked data for simplifying integration across existing... [More]
Please join the Tivoli User
Community for their next webcast on IBM Smartcloud Consumer Monitoring. This webcast will be held on
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET, USA. Reserve your webcast seat now
IBM SmartCloud Consumer Monitoring is a new product
developed for cloud consumers and service providers. An innovative new architecture embeds
monitoring technology in library images, so newly deployed VMs are discovered
and monitored within seconds of being instantiated. “Fabric Nodes” used innovative... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1.0 Fixpack 1 has been released at the end of November.
This fixpack adds support for zLinux as managed-to platform and
include a few enhancements in the network segregation space, image
management, ldap management
A few more details about enhancements:
you can now use the "Resetting connection" button even if you have
images provisioned on that hypervisor (of course the hypervisor should
be in maintenance mode in the Workload Deployer). This allows you for
example to... [More]