Connecting to the SoftLayer cloud

To connect to the SoftLayer® cloud, create a functional ID for the SoftLayer account. Then, configure images to work with the SoftLayer cloud and the blueprint design server.

The following diagram shows a typical topology for this scenario. The blueprint design server and engine connect to the SoftLayer cloud. For authentication information, the blueprint design server connects to the Keystone identity service and optionally to an LDAP server.
A topology that includes the blueprint design server, the engine, SoftLayer, a Keystone server, and an optional LDAP server