IBM PowerVC Providers


IBM PowerVC is an advanced virtualization and cloud management offering. Built on OpenStack, it provides simplified virtualization management and cloud deployments for IBM AIX®, IBM i and Linux virtual machines (VMs) running on IBM Power Systems™. The offering is designed to build private cloud capabilities on Power Systems servers and improve administrator productivity. It can further integrate with cloud environments through higher-level cloud orchestrators.

Adding IBM PowerVC Providers

The corresponding ManageIQ plugin supports IBM PowerVC v1.4.4 or higher.

Complete the following procedure to add an IBM PowerVC 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 PowerVC.

  4. Enter a Name for the provider.

  5. Select the appropriate Zone.

  6. Enter the PowerVC region in Provider Region.

  7. Select the appropriate Domain ID.

  8. (Optional) Enable tenant mapping by toggling the Tenant Mapping Enabled option to On. This synchronizes resources and users between the IBM PowerVC provider and ManageIQ. By default, tenant mapping is disabled.

  9. Under Endpoints, in the Default tab:

    1. Select a Security Protocol method to specify how to authenticate the provider:

      • SSL without validation: Authenticate the provider insecurely using SSL.

      • SSL: Authenticate the provider securely using a trusted Certificate Authority. Select this option if the provider has a valid SSL certificate and it is signed by a trusted Certificate Authority. No further configuration is required for this option. This is the recommended authentication method.

      • Non-SSL: Connect to the provider insecurely using only HTTP protocol, without SSL.

    2. In PowerVC API Endpoint (Hostname or IPv4/IPv6 address), enter the public IP or fully qualified domain name of the PowerVC API endpoint.

    3. In API Port, set the public port used by the PowerVC API. By default, PowerVC is configured to use port 5000.

    4. In the API Username field, enter the name of a user in the PowerVC environment.

      The user must have the **admin** role for the relevant domain.
    5. In the API Password field, enter the password for the user.

    6. Click Validate to confirm ManageIQ can connect to the PowerVC provider.

  10. Click Add.