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
If you want to use IAM authentication for CloudForms so that IAM users can authenticate with CFME you need to do the following.
The current code requires you to add root (account owner credentials) to the authentication field. So the Access key and the Secret Key are from the root user, not the IAM user.
Continue reading “CloudForms in AWS part 5 (authentication)”
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
This part of the blog series is probably the most interesting one: when you launch a SmartState analysis you will see the following in you evm log files.
Continue reading “CloudForms in AWS part 3”
This part of the CloudForms in AWS blog series will walk you through how to make sure that CloudForms reaches its full potential in AWS.
IMPORTANT: If you want SmartState analysis to work you need to register your AWS account with the cloud access program. Use the link below to enable cloud access:
Continue reading “CloudForms in AWS part 2”
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:
Continue reading “CloudForms on AWS Part 1 (Series)”
In this article, we describe how High Availability (HA) works natively in Red Hat CloudForms. The mechanism uses PostgreSQL feature, and does not require external tools like Virtual IP (VIP), HAProxy, or Load Balancer. We will use a two-node active/passive architecture as an example to investigate what is happening when failover occurs.
Continue reading “CloudForms Database High Availability Explained”
This video demonstrates how you can take manual tasks and processes and turn them into automation workflows. In this video we utilize Red Hat CloudForms and Ansible Tower to provide an underlying automation and orchestration framework to deliver automation to your IT organization.
The demonstration shows how a user can order a service and have automation provision and deliver the resources while tracking the elements in a ticketing system (ServiceNow).
Continue reading “Automating Instance Provisioning with CloudForms and Ansible Tower (Video)”
This post explains a solution whereby Red Hat CloudForms is enabled to show back to the users their remaining tenant budget when ordering services via the service catalog. The implementation uses CloudForms taxonomy and custom methods to display service costs, quota, and a message on the Service Dialog screen.
As a user, I wish to be presented the cost of the service I am ordering, along with my current budget and remaining budget when the service is ordered. I would like my budget to be set and maintained at my tenant level.
Continue reading “Example using Tagging for Displaying Pricing and Quota on Service Dialogs”
Red Hat CloudForms ships as an appliance to simplify deployment as much as possible – a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server with the appropriate software loaded, ready to be configured with a few basic configuration options.
Traditionally, these servers are configured using the command line tool appliance_console. This is a simple, menu-based interface that allows you to configure the core functionality of the appliance and makes it exceptionally easy to do so. Unfortunately, menu-based interfaces don’t lend themselves to being automated easily.
However, there is a solution!
Continue reading “Automating CloudForms Appliance Deployment with Ansible”