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IBM Cloud Orchestrator 2.4 Administration and Operations

Learn how to administer and use the major functions of IBM Cloud Orchestrator.

GK# 720798 Vendor# TOD22G

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn how to leverage the product-provided features to get the most value from your investment. You will learn how to install IBM Cloud Orchestrator and perform common administrative tasks like restarting the software stack, creating users and groups, and registering new images into the cloud environment. You will also create virtual system patterns to model groups of virtual systems so that they can be deployed as a single entity. Self-service offerings and orchestration with Business Process Manager are also covered in this course.


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What You'll Learn

  • Challenges in your organization that IBM Cloud Orchestrator can address
  • Architecture of IBM Cloud Orchestrator and OpenStack components
  • Install IBM Cloud Orchestrator
  • Manage IBM Cloud Orchestrator components
  • Access the IBM Cloud Orchestrator user interfaces and explore the key features
  • Create and manage domains, projects, users, images, virtual system patterns (vSys.classic and, and pattern instances in a multi-tenant environment
  • Use Business Process Manager artifacts to define self-service categories and offerings in IBM Cloud Orchestrator
  • Implement authentication using an external corporate directory server
  • Tools in Cloud Marketplace that would be most useful to your organization


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1. Introducing IBM Cloud Orchestrator

  • Introduction to IBM Cloud Orchestrator
  • Key features in IBM Cloud Orchestrator
  • Positioning IBM Cloud Orchestrator

2. Exploring the IBM Cloud Orchestrator Environment

  • OpenStack Icehouse overview
  • IBM Cloud Orchestrator architecture

3. Installing IBM Cloud Orchestrator 2.4

  • Deployment service overview
  • Installation
  • Deployment templates
  • Verification and troubleshooting
  • High availability considerations
  • Classroom environment

4. Administering IBM Cloud Orchestrator

  • Operating the IBM Cloud Orchestrator environment
  • Using the IBM Cloud Orchestrator interfaces
  • Customizing the user interfaces
  • Public Cloud Gateway

5. Creating and Managing Objects

  • Security model and terminology
  • Regions, availability zones, and quotas
  • Network considerations

6. IBM Cloud Orchestrator Image Management

  • OpenStack Glance image service architecture
  • Image service configuration
  • IBM Cloud Orchestrator image management

7. Building, Managing, and Deploying Patterns

  • Images and patterns
  • Virtual system classic pattern
  • Virtual application pattern
  • Virtual system pattern
  • Heat overview and components
  • Troubleshooting

8. Managing the Deployed Environment

  • Managing the deployed environment
  • Display instance and virtual machine details
  • Managing pattern instances and virtual machines
  • Modify virtual machine settings
  • Virtual machine disk management
  • On-board existing virtual machines
  • Virtual machine snapshots

9. Introduction to Business Process Manager

  • Orchestration overview
  • IBM Business Process Manager overview
  • IBM Process Designer
  • Business Process Manager artifacts
  • Managing self-service categories and offerings
  • Toolkits
  • Orchestration actions
  • Introduction to modifying an offering
  • Managing the process application lifecycle

10. Integration with LDAP

  • LDAP authentication options for IBM Cloud Orchestrator
  • Configuring LDAP integration
  • LDAP integration content pack

11. IBM Cloud Marketplace

  • Obtaining material from the IBM Cloud marketplace
  • Using IBM Cloud marketplace assets in IBM Cloud Orchestrator


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  • An understanding of basic cloud and virtualization technologies
  • Fundamental VMware and Linux skills

Who Should Attend


Individuals wanting to learn how to administer and use the major functions of IBM Cloud Orchestrator

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