The next screen prompts you for several parameters, as shown below.
If you prefer to use a the command line then you can do so with the following commands. I created the server ona VLAN in the Singapore data center. Firstly, to find the VLAN ID use the command
> ic-describe-vlans.cmd -u <user id> -g <password file> -w <passphrase>
I got the image ID from searching the catalog. Next to find the supported sizes used the describe-image command, with the image id being the -k parameter
> ic-describe-image.cmd -u <user id> -g <password file> -w <passphrase> -k 20056229
Executing action: DescribeImage ...
Name: IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5 32b - BYOL
. . .
InstanceType ID: COP32.1/2048/60
Label: Copper 32 bit
Detail: Copper - 32 bit (vCPU: 1, RAM: 2 GiB, Disk: 60 GiB)
. . .
Check parameters.xml for optional parameters. To provision a VM in Singapore use the command below.
where -n specifies the name to use for the new instance, -x is the VLAN ID, -k is the image ID, -L is the data center ID, and -m is the custom parameters (from paramaters.xml).After the instance has been provisioned you log onto the virtual machine with your SSH client (eg, Putty) to see how it is set up. Use the manageprofiles.sh to check the profiles configured, as shown below.
If you do not like the profiles installed you can add your own using either the manageprofiles command or the WebSphere Customization Toolbox (WCT). WCT is tool with a graphical user interface. To create a profile using the manageprofiles command first Change to virtuser
To create a new profile use the command below
INSTCONFSUCCESS: Success: Profile AppSrv01 now exists. Please consult /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/logs/AboutThisProfile.txt for more information about this profile.
To use WCT you need access to the desktop. One of the advantages of provisioning into a VLAN and accessing with a VPN is that there is no need for tunnelling for VNC. Open firewall if on VPN or do tunnelling on port 5901 if on Internet. Change back to idcuser to edit the firewall configuration file.
$ sudo vi /etc/sysconfig/iptables
Add a row to open port 5901, save the file, and restart the firewall.
$ sudo /sbin/service iptables restart
Start the VNC server with the command
Use the VNC client to connect from your workstation to the virtual machine instance desktop. Change to user virtuser again and execute the command below to launch WCT.
You should see something like the screenshot below
Click on 'Launch the Selected Tool' to start the Profile Management Tool. You can add a new profile using the new profile wizard, as shown below.
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