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IBM Workload Deployer Terminology 101


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This deck covers basic terminology for IBM Workload Deployer. It introduces and defines the most commonly used terms when discussing the cloud management device.

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IBM Workload Deployer Terminology 101

  1. 1. Dustin Amrhein ( @damrhein - WebSphere Technical SpecialistIBM Workload DeployerTerminology 101 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. Cloud Terminology2 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. Cloud groups • Cloud groups represent a pool of resource to which you can deploy patterns Can be custom cloud groups (collection of defined hypervisors) or managed cloud groups (reference to VMControl or vCenter)3 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  4. 4. Hypervisors • Hypervisors are hosts capable of hosting virtualized environments created from pattern deployment Can be PowerVM, zVM, or VMware ESX hosts4 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  5. 5. IP groups • IP groups contain subnet information and a range of IP addresses that are assigned to deployed environments5 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  6. 6. Virtual System Terminology6 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. Virtual system patterns• Virtual system patterns are a collection of image parts and script packages that represent a middleware environment Treated as atomic units in IBM Workload Deployer7 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  8. 8. IBM Hypervisor Edition images• IBM Hypervisor Edition images are virtual images that contain an operating system and selected middleware components Various OS distributions and middleware products/versions8 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. Image parts• Image parts are the different types of nodes you can create using an IBM Hypervisor Edition image9 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. Script packages• Script packages provide a way to customize the configuration of IBM Hypervisor Edition image parts Definition includes description and invocation details10 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. Add-ons• Add-ons are specialized scripts that provide system-level configuration and tuning Add-ons run before script packages in the deployment process11 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  12. 12. Virtual system instances• Virtual system instances are created by deploying virtual system patterns Virtual system instances contain one or more virtual machines12 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  13. 13. Virtual Application Terminology13 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  14. 14. Virtual application patterns• Virtual application patterns are a collection of platform resources that constitute a complete application environment Serve to abstract complexities of middleware infrastructure by focusing on the business need14 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  15. 15. Pattern types• Pattern types are collections of plug-ins that provide a specific solution Pattern types are used to build virtual application patterns15 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  16. 16. Cloud components• Cloud components represent a middleware service in a virtual application pattern Cloud components16 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  17. 17. Policies• Policies represent how a middleware service is configured and managed Policies17 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  18. 18. Links• Links describe the relationship between cloud components in a virtual application pattern Link18 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  19. 19. Virtual application templates• Virtual application templates represent predefined components and configuration used to deploy environments19 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  20. 20. Reusable components• Reusable components are predefined cloud components that can be used to build virtual application patterns20 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  21. 21. Virtual application instances• Virtual application instances are created by deploying virtual application patterns Virtual application instances provide workload-aware management21 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  22. 22. Miscellaneous Terminology22 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  23. 23. Emergency fixes• Emergency fixes are used to apply fixes and updates to virtual system instances Fixes may be IBM provided or custom23 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  24. 24. Shared services• Shared services are system components that provide runtime services to virtual application instances24 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  25. 25. Environment profiles• Environment profiles are used to group related resources and provide more control over deployment configuration Enable fine-grained resource limit controls25 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  26. 26. Other terms• Virtual appliances: An OVF file and related VMware virtual disks that have been imported into IBM Workload Deployer• Task queue: The list of running and pending tasks in IBM Workload Deployer• Users: Defined users of the IBM Workload Deployer system• User groups: Collections of defined users26 © 2011 IBM Corporation