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IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center provides a consistent and standard experience for lifecycle management of the cloud infrastructure on IBM Z®, automation of infrastructure services, and integration of IBM Z with cloud management tooling across the enterprise. This includes provisioning of Linux distributions, including Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform.

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Big picture 1. The system administrator completes the Cloud Infrastructure Center installation process. 2. The system administrator performs management tasks on virtual machines on IBM Z and associated resources, including Red Hat OpenShift deployment. 3. The system administrator integrates IBM Z resources through OpenStack-compatible APIs with standard cloud management tools. How to get started
Overview

Cloud Infrastructure Center is a turn-key Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that provides a consistent, industry-standard user experience to define, instantiate, and manage the lifecycle of virtual infrastructure, automated deployment of images (operating system and applications), and the integration to higher-level cloud management tools.

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Planning and setup

Effective preparation and planning will make your installation and deployment go quickly and smoothly. Review the following preinstallation requirements to prepare for your installation.

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Install Cloud Infrastructure Center

Install Cloud Infrastructure Center on your z/VM management node or KVM management node.

Install Cloud Infrastructure Center on a z/VM management node Install Cloud Infrastructure Center on your KVM management node Recommendations for avoiding security issues
Overview

Users with the administrator role can perform all tasks and have access to all resources.

An administrator might begin by reviewing the environment to be sure that it meets all hardware and software requirements and is configured correctly.

They can then configure security and get started with administration tasks by registering resources.
Configure security Get started with administration tasks
Perform administrator tasks

Review the list of possible tasks to decide which services you want to make use of.

Administrator tasks Use case: Manage persistent storage of multiple datacenters in Cloud Infrastructure Center
Overview

Cloud Infrastructure Center can integrate with cloud management tools, IaaS, or PaaS solutions that provide OpenStack integration points or plugins.

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Integrate through OpenStack

OpenStack provides a common, open standard through its API and allows integration between cloud environments.

Use the following links to learn more.

Use the Ansible playbook to operate Cloud Infrastructure Center Install Red Hat OpenShift with user-provisioned infrastructure through Cloud Infrastructure Center
Documentation Cloud Infrastructure Center Documentation

Read more about how to get started with and use Cloud Infrastructure Center.

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Technical resources

This blog post describes how to manage persistent storage of multiple datacenters in IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.3.

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This blog post describes how to use the Ansible playbook to operate IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center.

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This blog post describes how to install Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with user-provisioned infrastructure through Cloud Infrastructure Center.

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Cloud Infrastructure Center overview

See an overview of how Cloud Infrastructure Center helps you to facilitate modern cloud computing.

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