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IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X (delivered as IBM Starter Kit for Cloud x86
Edition) is an integrated cloud management platform that is designed to be quickly
installed and operational. The IBM SmartCloud Entry application is implemented as a
lightweight Web-based application that runs as an Open Services Gateway initiative
(OSGI) application.

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  • IBMIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System XAdministrators Guide – Version 2.2This edition applies to version 2, release 2, modification 0 of IBM SmartCloud Entry+ forSystem X (product numbers 5641-SK1 and 5641-SK3) and to all subsequent releases andmodifications until otherwise indicated in new editions.© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2011.US Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADPSchedule Contract with IBM Corp.
  • Table of ContentsIntroduction........................................................................................................................1 Solution overview.....................................................................................................................1 Understanding and using the guide.........................................................................................2 Suggested additional reading and education..........................................................................2 IBM SmartCloud Entry...........................................................................................................................2 Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images................................................................................................2Pre-requisites......................................................................................................................3Component installation......................................................................................................4 IBM® SmartCloud Entry........................................................................................................4 Database installation...............................................................................................................................4 Deploying the vApp................................................................................................................................4 Verifying the IBM SmartCloud Entry virtual machine............................................................................6 Connecting to the IBM SmartCloud Entry User Interface......................................................................7 Configuring IBM SmartCloud Entry.......................................................................................................7 Tivoli® Provisioning Manager for Images.............................................................................8 Installing TPMfI......................................................................................................................................8 Connecting to the TPMfI user interface..................................................................................................8 IBM Systems Director Standard Edition................................................................................8 IBM Systems Director Storage Control..................................................................................9IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X i
  • IntroductionSolution overviewIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X (delivered as IBM Starter Kit for Cloud x86Edition) is an integrated cloud management platform that is designed to be quicklyinstalled and operational. The IBM SmartCloud Entry application is implemented as alightweight Web-based application that runs as an Open Services Gateway initiative(OSGI) application. It is installed as a pre-integrated software stack, and delivered asvirtual images that automate IT service deployment in a virtual environment. IBMSmartCloud Entry provides resource monitoring and cost management for a cloud-basedarchitecture. In addition, a supplemental virtual server is created for Tivoli ProvisioningManager for Images (TPMfI). TPMfI provides a simple way to discover, capture, storeand deploy virtual images and physical server images from a single repository.IBM SmartCloud Entry version 2.2 supports management of VMware hypervisors only.IBM SmartCloud Entry’s self-service capabilities simplify the process of performingmany common public or private Cloud operations such as: • Provisioning and de-provisioning virtual servers (process known as deploying) • Capturing a workload to create a new virtual appliance • Starting up and shutting down virtual servers • Resizing existing virtual servers • Creating projects to give team-specific access to workloads • Providing network configurations which set unique network properties to different workloads • Billing, accounting, and metering support • Providing request and approval workflow supportTivoli Provisioning Manager for Images (TPMfI) provides the following capabilities tomanage the virtual images created and utilized in IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X: • Reduces labor costs by better managing “image sprawl”—Discover, capture, store and deploy virtual images and physical server images from a single repository • Optimizes server assets and reduces energy costs with anywhere-to-anywhere server image conversions (Physical-to-Virtual, Virtual-to-Physical or Virtual-to- Virtual) • Improves your agility and flexibility through snapshot/restore of servers with complete hardware independenceIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 1
  • Understanding and using the guideUse this guide to install and configure the IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X product.This document is designed to supplement, not replace, IBM product documentation.The document covers: • Deploying or creating the IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X virtual servers to an existing VMware environment • Starting and validating the IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X virtual serversSuggested additional reading and educationSmartCloud Entry+ for System X includes a number of IBM technologies. While it is notnecessary to be an expert on all of these technologies to install and run a simple proof ofconcept environment, detailed expertise is important for the proper running of aproduction deployment.The following provides links to additional information and IBM education for each of theincluded products. This not an all comprehensive list of resources. Additional informationsuch as user forums are available on the IBM www.ibm.com web site.IBM SmartCloud EntryIBM SmartCloud Entry – developerWorks GroupIBM SmartCloud Entry - WikiIBM SmartCloud Entry - DocumentationIBM SmartCloud Entry - Support and FixTivoli Provisioning Manager for ImagesIBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images Version 7.1.1.6 Information CenterIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 2
  • Pre-requisitesIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X requires an existing installation of VMwarevSphere Enterprise edition managed by VMware vCenter Server Standard edition.Ensure that the vCenter Server product is installed, operational, and managing a vSphereenvironment prior to continuing with the installation of IBM SmartCloud Entry.The configuration of the VMware products is outside the scope of this document. Pleaserefer to the VMware product documentation for configuration and troubleshootinginstructions.VMware vCenter Serverhttp://www.vmware.com/products/vcenter-server/overview.htmlVMware vSpherehttp://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/overview.htmlVMware Documentation web sitehttp://www.vmware.com/support/pubsvSphere Compatibility Matrixeshttp://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_compatibility_matrix.pdfvSphere Basic System Administrationhttps://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_admin_guide.pdfDevelopers Setup Guidehttp://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vc-sdk/visdk41pubs/vsp41_developerssetupguide.pdfFor information on IBM SmartCloud Entry specific VMware installation considerations,see the VMware prerequisite installation section of the IBM SmartCloud EntryAdministrators Guide available athttps://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/W21ed5ba0f4a9_46f4_9626_24cbbb86fbb9/page/Documentation.IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 3
  • Component installationIBM® SmartCloud EntryDatabase installationThe default database used by IBM SmartCloud Entry is a Derby database for which thereare no prerequisite installation steps required. The default Derby database isautomatically created and resides in the IBM SmartCloud Entry Home Directory.Optionally, IBM DB2 may be used by IBM SmartCloud Entry as the database application.For information on how to download, install, and configure DB2, refer to its productdocumentation available at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/db2/linux-unix-windows/.After DB2 is installed, you must create a DB2 database for IBM SmartCloud Entry. Forinstructions, see Creating a DB2 database for IBM SmartCloud Entry section of the IBMSmartCloud Entry Administrator Guide available athttps://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/W21ed5ba0f4a9_46f4_9626_24cbbb86fbb9/page/Documentation.Deploying the vAppIBM SmartCloud Entry is shipped as a VMware vApp that can be deployed to an existingVMware installation.1. Using VMware vCenter, connect to the vSphere environment that will host the IBM SmartCloud Entry guest.2. Select the Host on which to deploy the IBM SmartCloud Entry vApp..3. Click File → Deploy OVF Template...4. In the Open dialog, select IBM_SKC_x86_App.ovf. Click Open.5. On the Source section of the Deploy OVF Template dialog, click Next.6. The details of the OVF file are displayed. Click Next.7. If desired, change the default name. Select the Inventory Location for the IBM SmartCloud Entry vApp. Click Next.8. Select the datastore in which to place the IBM SmartCloud Entry vApp. Click Next.9. On the Disk Format screen, ensure that Thick provisioned format is selected. Click Next.IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 4
  • 10. Choose the Destination Network for each of the Source Networks. The OVF contains two source networks that must be mapped: Customer Network: The network that connects the managed (provisioned) virtual servers with the general user network. Management Network: The private network that is used for communication amongst the IBM SmartCloud Entry virtual server, the VMware Virtual Center server, and the TPMfI virtual server. Click Next.11. Enter the values to customize the IBM SmartCloud Entry deployment. On the IBM SmartCloud Entry Configuration panel, enter or change the following values to customize your IBM SmartCloud Entry installation:. Managed Cloud host name: The host name or IP address of the VMware vCenter installation that IBM SmartCloud Entry is managing Managed Cloud user name: The user name used to connect to the vCenter installation Note: You must set the password for the Managed Cloud user name in the cloud.properties file of the IBM SmartCloud Entry installation. Please refer to the Configuring the Cloud manager section of the IBM SmartCloud Entry Administrators Guide available at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home? lang=en#/wiki/W21ed5ba0f4a9_46f4_9626_24cbbb86fbb9/page/Document ation. Initial administrator user name: User name of the initial IBM SmartCloud Entry administrator, used to log into the IBM SmartCloud Entry user interface. NOTE: the default password is passw0rd and should be changed in the IBM SmartCloud Entry user interface. Initial administrator name: Display name of the initial IBM SmartCloud Entry administrator, displayed in the IBM SmartCloud Entry user interface. On the Management Network panel, specify the following required values to connect the virtual machine to the management network. System host name IP address Subnet mask Gateway Primary DNS server Secondary DNS server Primary DNS suffixIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 5
  • Secondary DNS suffix On the Customer Network panel, optionally enable the network and supply the required values. Use Second Network: enables a second network adapter that can be connected to a customer network when present. If it is not selected, a second network will not be configured. In this case, remove the second network adapter from the appliance in vCenter for better performance. Use DHCP: configures the second network adapter using a DHCP server. If this is unselected and the Use Second Network parameter is selected, then the rest of the fields are required. System host name IP address Subnet mask Primary DNS server Secondary DNS server Primary DNS suffix Secondary DNS suffix Click Next.12. Verify the values on the Ready to Complete screen. Click Finish. A progress window displays as the IBM SmartCloud Entry application is deployed.13. After the deployment finishes, select the newly created virtual machine. Click Run.Verifying the IBM SmartCloud Entry virtual machineAfter starting the IBM SmartCloud Entry virtual machine, navigate to the Console tab.1. Clicking on the console will give it focus and cause the mouse pointer to disappear.2. Log in to the console using: skc login: sysadmin Password: passw0rdOnce logged in, ensure network connectivity with the managed VMware vCenterinstallation.1. Type ifconfig at the command prompt, press enter. Ensure eth0 and eth1 are configured as specified during the OVF deployment.2. Test communication with the managed vCenter server by typing ping -c 4 <Managed Cloud host name> and pressing Enter. If properly connected, all packets should show as received with 0% packet loss:IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 6
  • 3. Verify IBM SmartCloud Entry is running by entering the command ps aux | grep skc and pressing Enter. If IBM SmartCloud Entry is running, output will be similar to:Connecting to the IBM SmartCloud Entry User Interface1. Using a web browser, open http://<IBM SmartCloud Entry host name>:8080/cloud/web/login.html.2. On first access, one or more licenses will be presented for acceptance. Read and accept the licenses.3. The IBM SmartCloud Entry login prompt will be displayed. Enter the “Initial administrator user name” entered during the OVF deploy step and the default password of passw0rd.4. Click Log In.Configuring IBM SmartCloud EntryIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 7
  • Documentation for configuring IBM SmartCloud Entry is available in the IBMSmartCloud Entry Administrators Guide that can be downloaded from the IBMSmartCloud Entry wiki.https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/W21ed5ba0f4a9_46f4_9626_24cbbb86fbb9/page/DocumentationRefer to the Configuring IBM SmartCloud Entry section.Tivoli® Provisioning Manager for ImagesTPMfI may be optionally installed to provide improved image management capabilities.These capabilities include the capture and deployment of physical or virtual systems,anywhere-to-anywhere server image conversions, and snapshot/restore of servers withcomplete hardware independence.Additional information on TPMfI is available the TPMfI Information Center athttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdimg.doc/welcome/osdimgwelcome.htmlInstalling TPMfITPMfI may be installed in either a physical machine or virtual machine, provided it hasaccess to the same network as the managed vCenter installation. Additional networkconnectivity may be required in specific capture scenarios.The installation process is documented athttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdimg.doc%2Finstall%2Fcosd_installationguide.htmlConnecting to the TPMfI user interfaceOpen a web browser to https://<TPMfI host name>. On first access, a licensingagreement will be presented. After acceptance, the login screen will be displayed. Log inwith the credentials entered during installation.IBM Systems Director Standard EditionSystems Director is an component that can be optionally installed to provide systemmanagement and health reporting.Getting Started PDF guidehttps://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/v6r2x/topic/com.ibm.director.editions.doc_6.2.1/editions_x86_standard_6.2.1_getting_started.pdfInstallation documentation within the Info Center:https://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/v6r2x/topic/com.ibm.director.editions.doc_6.2.1/editions_x86_standard_t_installing.htmlIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 8
  • IBM Systems Director Storage ControlStorage Control is a component that can be optionally installed to discover and collectinventory, and monitor health of select storage subsystems and Fibre Channel switches.The full set of supported devices is available in the Overview section of the Info Center.Info Centerhttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/v6r2x/topic/com.ibm.director.storagectrl.helps.doc/fqm0_t_sc_storage_control.htmlInstallation and Users Guidehttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/v6r2x/topic/com.ibm.director.storagectrl.helps.doc/fqm0_sc_pdf.pdfIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 9