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IBM Cloud Orchestrator 2.5



IBM Cloud Orchestrator 2.5 has been made generally available on Passport Advantage.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Click to review the Announcement Letter.


Prerequisites include:

Review the Software prerequisites page in the IBM Knowledge Center to ensure your environment meets the minimum hypervisor and operating system requirements, especially if you are upgrading from a previous release of IBM Cloud Orchestrator.

Review the Prerequisites tab in the system requirements report for supported versions of Data Protection and Recovery, Databases and Process Management tools.

Installation Instructions

Review the installation page in the IBM Knowledge Center.

Review the Planning your installation page in the IBM Knowledge Center before you start the installation to review the requirements and plan the whole process.

Review the Preparing for the installation page in the IBM Knowledge Center when you have completed your planning.

Download Package

Download options
Access type Description

Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.

If you are entitled for IBM Cloud Orchestrator and need to download your software from Passport Advantage, perform the following steps:

  1. Logon to Passport Advantage.
  2. Select Software Downloads and Media Access.
  3. Select the Download Finder.
  4. Select Find by description or part number.
  5. Select the Product Description and All radio buttons and enter IBM Cloud Orchestrator in the description field.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Expand the eAssemblies and you will see your entitled software.

Review eAssemblies Parts List document for a list of part numbers you can download for this product.

IBM Software Group OEM offerings are designed for partners who develop and sell business solutions with embedded or bundled IBM middleware software. Clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners must sign in to download the software package.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description


This is a service release. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known regressions to report.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:


Be aware of the following limitations:

  • In Amazon EC2, you cannot detach a mounted volume. Be sure to unmount the volume before detaching it.

Known Issues

General Issues | Documentation Issues

General Issues
  • Because the default security group does not allow SSH communication, you must update the security group rules by running the following steps.

    In a multi-domain environment, run the following steps for each domain in which you want to allow SSH communication.
    1. Log in to the OpenStack Dashboard as the Cloud Administrator.
    2. Click PROJECT > Access & Security in the navigation pane.
    3. Click Manage Rules for the default security group.
    4. Click Add Rule
    5. Specify SSH as Rule.
    6. Click Add.

  • In VMware, if you have virtual machine instances in disconnected or inaccessible status, and with an empty value for CPU or memory, the deployment of a new virtual machine fails with the message:

    Services in selected region are not available

    To deploy a new virtual machine, fix the status of the virtual machine instance or remove it from the inventory in VMware.
  • When using the Deploy LAMP stack offering, be sure that the target OpenStack region has only one network defined.

    If multiple networks are defined in the region, the offering fails with the error message:

    No Network Adapter was found.

Documentation Issues
  • In the Checking OpenStack prerequisites topic of the IBM Knowledge Center, the following prerequisites are not listed:
    • The OpenStack installation must be RefStack compliant.
    • The OpenStack installation must use one Heat engine per region.
      Configuring Heat with multi-region support is not supported by IBM Cloud Orchestrator.

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for IBM Cloud Orchestrator on the IBM Support Portal.

Change History

What's new

For information about the new features and enhancements, review the What is new in this release topic in the IBM Knowledge Center.


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Document Information

Modified date:
05 April 2019