Zero to Cloud Operations with CloudForms

Some time ago I walked through installing the Cloud management solution known as CloudForms in a container. While this was fun, it was not really feasible and quickly ran into limitations in use.

In CloudForms 4.6 deploying CloudForms on top of OpenShift is fully supported and we will post more information about this soon.

The real solution is pulling this example into the Red Hat Demo Central collection and put it on a Cloud solution based on open technologies. This gives you the chance to go from your laptop, to Cloud installation and onwards to a Cloud Operations solution in just minutes.

 

Let’s take a look at how this works, shall we?

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CloudForms in AWS Summary and recap

For the last few posts Laurent Domb has been explaining how to squeeze CloudForms and AWS integration by teaching you how to:

  • Upload the CF images to AWS
  • Create all the needed config files in AWS
  • Deploy CF on AWS
  • Configure the new in 4.6 SmartState Analysis (SSA)
  • Use that SSA to add a compliance policy to an instance
  • Use AWS authentication in CF

 

You can find the blog posts here:

Please let us know what are your thoughts and which other series would you like to read in the blog

CloudForms in AWS part 4

In this post of our series, we will demonstrate what we did in the previous sections in which we configured AWS and CloudForms, to run a SmartStaty analysis to automatically resolve a vulnerability in Java

In the video, I will:

  • Perform a SmartState Analysis (SSA) in my instance
  • Review the SSA process
  • Add a compliance policy to the instance
  • Execute the policy
  • Verify the remediation action
  • Validate the auto-remediation

CloudForms on AWS Part 1 (Series)

Ever wondered what CloudForms can do for you in AWS? The next few blog posts will walk you through step by step how to upload the CloudForms image to AWS, how to assign the correct policies and roles and how to configure it correctly so it can discover your environment. Part 1 is dedicated to the import and configuration of the CloudForms image.

With the release of CloudForms 4.6 you also have the ability to scan instances in AWS. These blog series will show you how this can be achieved:

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