IBM Multicloud Manager
Container technologies transform how enterprises build applications to support Agile development models. Kubernetes is standard for orchestrating and managing containers. With IBM Multicloud Manager, container technologies are easier to view and manage.
IBM Multicloud Manager provides user visibility, application-centric management (policy, deployments, health, operations), and policy-based compliance across clouds and clusters. With IBM Multicloud Manager, you have control of your Kubernetes clusters. You can ensure that your clusters are secure, operating efficiently, and delivering the service levels that applications expect.
To get more information about the latest release, see What's new in version 3.2.0.
After you set up IBM Multicloud Manager, you can query information about all the clusters that are connected to the system. By using cluster labels, you can organize your clusters according to different cloud providers, geographic regions, data centers, and the functional purpose of individual clusters. From the console, you can view the health status of pods, nodes, persistent volumes, and applications that run in those clusters.
Multicluster operations and visibility
IBM Multicloud Manager provides a way to perform parallel queries against multiple clusters and aggregate that information by various criteria. Information is augmented by near real-time pod traffic views by using Weave Scope, which enables an understanding of how pods inter-communicate.
Using IBM Multicloud Manager, you have rich views of how clusters operate within the environment. You can see dashboards of aggregated information across multiple clusters, view the topology of resources within those clusters, or navigate into individual clusters consoles for more detailed views.
See the following examples of IBM Multicloud Manager usage:
- View health of all the clusters in a specific region.
- Know how many nodes are down in all the clusters.
- View the pods in the a namespace in all development clusters
- View all the failed pods in a specific data center
With IBM Multicloud Manager, you can deploy application resources on multiple clusters. IBM Multicloud Manager supports Helm charts as the deployment model by extending the IBM Cloud Private catalog to target multiple clusters for deployment. This complements any existing CI/CD pipelines by allowing operators the ability to deploy application charts that can be created in more than one cluster.
IBM Multicloud Manager also allows you to define application templates that combine deployable workloads along with placement policies. This allows you to manage all components of an application as a single unit. Placement policies define where the application components should be deployed and how many replicas there should be.
See Working with IBM Multicloud Manager applications for more application topics.
IBM Multicloud Manager enables you to check whether your clusters are operating properly by comparing the current configuration of various resources against your desired state. The system enables you to create compliance templates that can check policies against roles, or pod objects within the clusters. See Working with IBM Multicloud Manager policies for more introduction information.
See IBM Multicloud Manager getting started and Preparing for IBM Multicloud Manager for more information.