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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Automating CloudForms Appliance Deployment with Ansible

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!

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