IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack on z Systems V4.2

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 22 September 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440973
ISBN-13: 9780738440972
IBM Form #: SG24-8295-00
(220 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Li Yong Li, Bo Chang Liu, Roberto Mosqueda, Livio Sousa, Qi Ye


IBM® Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems™, V4.2 is an easy-to-use cloud management solution that serves as a control point for cloud managed resources based on the OpenStack Juno distribution. IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 can operate as a cloud management hub that can manage IBM z Systems™, IBM Power Systems™, and x86 resources from a central point of control.

This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of the architecture for IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2, and how it can be implemented and deployed to support cloud services on the z Systems platform.

This publication also helps you plan, install, configure, and use IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2. It focuses on planning and design of your cloud environment on z Systems, as well as the installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build and manage cloud resources under IBM z/VM®.

This information is useful to IT architects and system administrators who plan for and install IBM Cloud Manage with OpenStack for z Systems. The reader is expected to have a good understanding of IBM z Systems™ hardware, IBM z/VM, Linux on z Systems, and cloud concepts.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Understanding IBM Cloud Manager with Openstack for z Systems
Chapter 2. Planning for cloud management on z Systems
Chapter 3. Constructing the cloud foundation
Chapter 4. Building out the cloud infrastructure
Chapter 5. Configuring, managing, and using the self-service portal
Chapter 6. Adding patterns to the cloud infrastructure
Appendix A. Managing a distributed cloud environment from z Systems

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