Get Started

ManageIQ is an open source management platform for Hybrid IT. It can manage small and large environments, and supports multiple technologies such as virtual machines, public clouds and containers.

With ManageIQ you will be able to:

  • Continuously discover the latest state of your environment.
  • Implement self service for your end users.
  • Enforce compliance across the environment.
  • Optimize the performance and utilization of your environment.

Following this Guide

In order to follow this guide, you will need:

  • A host environment to run the ManageIQ software.
  • A supported managed system to connect to.

When used in production environments, ManageIQ users typically download one of our virtual appliances and deploy copies of it onto a virtualization platform like OpenStack or VMware. The appliance is then configured to connect to the virtualization platform so that it can be managed.

For this getting started guide however, we will focus on a simpler way for you to get to know ManageIQ, one that does not require access to a virtualization platform. We describe three easy options:

  • Vagrant – run ManageIQ as a Vagrant Box
  • Docker – run ManageIQ as a Docker container
  • Public Cloud – run ManageIQ in the cloud

We will use the Google Cloud Platform as the platform to manage (but you can use any public cloud supported by ManageIQ).