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IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers

IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers is a Power Systems infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering with connectivity to the catalog of IBM Cloud Services that you can use to deploy a virtual server, also known as a logical partition (LPAR), in a matter of minutes. IBM Power Systems clients who have typically relied upon on-premises-only infrastructure can now quickly and economically extend their Power IT resources off-premises.

Adding IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers Providers

Complete the following procedure to add an IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers cloud provider in ManageIQ.

  1. Browse to menu: Compute > Clouds > Providers.

  2. Click Configuration, then click 1862 (Add a New Cloud Provider).

  3. From the Type list, select IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers.

  4. Enter a Name for the provider.

  5. Select the appropriate Zone.

  6. Under Endpoints, in the Default tab.

    1. Enter your IBM Cloud API Key.

      For more information on managing IBM Cloud API keys, including how to create one, refer to IBM Cloud Docs: Managing user API keys

    2. Enter the PowerVS Service GUID of the IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers service instance you want to add.

      You can easily copy the GUID from the IBM Cloud Resources page, by selecting “Services” and clicking on the whitespace of a PowerVS instance row.

      Power Systems Virtual Server GUID

    3. Click Validate to validate the credentials.

  7. Click Add.