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

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  • 1. IBMIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System XUser 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.
  • 2. Table of ContentsIntroduction........................................................................................................................1Using IBM SmartCloud Entry...........................................................................................2Using IBM Systems Director Standard Edition................................................................2Using Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images (TPMfi).................................................2 Creating boot media.................................................................................................................3 Capturing virtual images.........................................................................................................3 Deploying virtual images.........................................................................................................4 Converting a VMware virtual machine to an IBM SmartCloud Entry appliance..............5 Related Information.................................................................................................................6IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 2
  • 3. IntroductionIBM® SmartCloud Entry+ for System X (delivered as IBM Starter Kit for Cloud x86Edition) solution is an integrated cloud management platform that is designed to bequickly installed and operational. The IBM SmartCloud Entry 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 x86 Edition: • 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
  • 4. Using IBM SmartCloud EntryIBM® SmartCloud Entry is a self-service portal for the Cloud end user that enables usersto serve themselves and maintain control over the allocation of resources.IBM SmartCloud Entry user documentation is provided in the IBM SmartCloud EntryUsers Guide available athttps://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/W21ed5ba0f4a9_46f4_9626_24cbbb86fbb9/page/Documentation.Using IBM Systems Director StandardEditionSystems Director is a component that can be optionally installed to provide systemmanagement and health reporting.The user documentation is available within the Systems Director Information Center athttps://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/v6r2x/topic/com.ibm.director.editions.doc_6.2.1/editions_x86_standard_t_installing.htmlUsing Tivoli Provisioning Manager forImages (TPMfi)TPMfI provides improved image management capabilities, including the capture anddeployment of physical or virtual systems, anywhere-to-anywhere server imageconversions, and snapshot/restore of servers with complete hardware independence.The primary use of TPMfI within IBM SmartCloud Entry x86 Edition is to create adeployable appliance from an existing workload. Described in this section are the stepsrequired to complete this task:1. Creating boot media2. Capturing the virtual image3. Deploying the virtual image4. Converting VMware Virtual Appliance to IBM SmartCloud Entry ApplianceDetails on additional uses can be found within the TPMfI Information Center athttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdimg.doc/welcome/osdimgwelcome.htmlIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 2
  • 5. Creating boot media To begin the process of creating a deployable appliance from an existing workload, bootthe target machine with TPMfI generated boot media. This boot media is generated usingthe Deployment Media Wizard.Follow these steps to create boot media using the Deployment Media Wizard:1. Ensure that Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) is installed on the TPMfI server. For instructions, see Windows AIK in the Tivoli Information Center at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osd. doc/deploy/cosd_waik.html.2. In TPMfI, go to the Task Templates and the System Profiles page.3. Click Generate media at the bottom of the page.4. Select Create a generic network boot CD/DVD. Click Next.5. If the IP address of the booted machine is to be obtained automatically, select Dynamic IP address with DHCP. Otherwise, select Static IP address.6. The boot media is produced as an ISO file that is stored in the file location on the machine running the web interface extensions provided.7. Make the generated ISO file available to the target system. You can do this using one of the following methods: ◦ Mount the ISO file as an optical device in a virtualized environment. Consultthe documentation for your virtualization solution for more information. ◦ Burn the ISO file to physical media and place in the optical drive from whichyou will boot the system.For detailed instructions, see Creating a network boot CD or DVD with the wizard in theTPMfI Information Center at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osd.doc/deploy/tosd_pxecd.html.Capturing virtual imagesUse the system capture process to produce a virtual image of of a physical or virtualsystem and store it on the TPMfI server. One use of the captured image is deployment toVMware for conversion into a deployable IBM SmartCloud Entry appliance. Additionaluses for images are detailed in the TPMfI Information Center.To capture a virtual image, follow these steps:1. Ensure the source system has network access to the TPMfI management server.2. Boot the source system using the boot media generated earlier that is specific to the operating system being captured.3. Connect to TPMfI when prompted.IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 3
  • 6. 4. In TPMfI, select OS deployment → Target monitor.5. When the source system is listed, select Advanced Features → Image Monitor.6. Click New Image.7. When prompted, find and select the source system as the source machine.8. TPMfI contacts the VM, prepares, and exports the virtual image. When complete, choose the appropriate action to take on the source system: Reboot, Shutdown, or Boot on OS.9. Click Finish.10. The Image Monitor shows the newly captured image.The process is described in detail by the TPMfI Information Center athttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdimg.doc/deploy/tosd_capturingvirtualim.htmlSome considerations when capturing a server:• In most instances, at least 1GB of RAM must be present on the source system.• Capturing a Windows image requires disk and network drivers to be bound in the WinPE 3.0 deployment engine used to create the boot media. Additional information is available at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdi mg.doc/deploy/tosd_bindingdrivers2image.html• If capturing 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux, consult http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdi mg.doc/deploy/tosd_capturingvirtualim.html for special instructions.• Source systems containing proprietary file systems are not supported. The file systems must be deleted or formatted to a supported format.• Ensure that the OS partition precedes data partitions. While capture will succeed, a subsequent deployment will fail.• Ensure that the system does not contain four primary partitions. The fourth must be a logical partition. While capture will succeed, a subsequent deployment will fail.Deploying virtual imagesUse the deployment process to produce a running virtual or physical machine from animage contained in the TPMfI image library. You can deploy an image to VMware, andthen convert the image into an IBM SmartCloud Entry appliance.Follow these steps to deploy a virtual image:1. If you want to create an IBM SmartCloud Entry appliance, create a new VMware virtual machine for the operating system to be deployed. The VMware virtual machine must have network access to the TPMfI management server.IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 4
  • 7. 2. Boot the target system using the boot media generated earlier that is specific to the operating system being deployed.3. Connect to TPMfI when prompted..4. In TPMfI, select OS deployment > Target monitor.5. When the target system is shown, right click on it and select Context → Deploy now.6. When prompted, select only Deploy an operating system from a virtual image (system snapshot). Click Next.7. Select Simple deployment.8. Select the correct deployment scheme. Click Next.9. Select the virtual image to deploy. Click Next.10. If desired, select a deployment date and time. Otherwise, click Next to deploy immediately.11. The task may be monitored on the Task page or by using the system console. When finished, choose the appropriate action to take on the target system: Reboot, Shutdown, or Boot on OS.The process is described in detail by the TPMfI Information Center athttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdimg.doc/deploy/tosd_deployimage.htmlSome considerations when deploying a server:• The minimum hard drive size on the target system is 10GB for 32-bit Windows and 20GB for 64-bit Windows.• Deploying a virtual image with a type of hard disk different from that of the target is available for 32-bit images only.Converting a VMware virtual machine to an IBMSmartCloud Entry applianceVMware virtual machines must be converted into an IBM SmartCloud Entry appliance toenable the deployment from within IBM SmartCloud Entry. Converting a VMwarevirtual machine into an IBM SmartCloud Entry template requires first converting thevirtual machine into a VMware virtual machine template, then discovering the templateusing IBM SmartCloud Entry.NOTE: Verify that the virtual machine has the latest version of VMware Tools installedprior to conversion.Follow these steps to convert a VMware VM to an IBM SmartCloud Entry appliance:1. Shut down the virtual machine.2. Browse to the virtual machine in the vCenter Client.IBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 5
  • 8. 3. Right-click on the virtual machine, select Template,4. Select Clone to Template to keep the runnable VM, or Convert to Template.5. Name the template and select the desired inventory location. Click Next.6. Select the cluster or host to store the template. Click Next.7. Select the datastore to store the template files. Click Next.8. Select the appropriate virtual disk format. Click Next.9. Verify the settings. Click Finish.The VMware virtual machine template can now be discovered and configured fordeployment within IBM SmartCloud Entry. The process is detailed in the Configuringvirtual appliances section of the IBM SmartCloud Entry Administrators Guide.If the conversion fails, see the Steps to troubleshoot failed conversions in the VMwareKnowledge Base at http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004050Related InformationGetting startedhttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdimg.doc/deploy/cosd_getstartimages.htmlUsers Guidehttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdimg.doc/deploy/cosd_getstart.htmlIBM SmartCloud Entry+ for System X 6