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Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms

By : Sangram Rath
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Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms

By: Sangram Rath

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Adding cloud providers

Before we can start managing a hybrid cloud infrastructure, we need to build it. We do that by adding supported providers. Let's begin by adding cloud providers first. A cloud provider is a classification used by Red Hat CloudForms for platforms or vendors that provide private or public cloud environments. The term used for virtual machines in cloud providers is instances.

For the purpose of this book, we will add both OpenStack and Amazon EC2 as examples. Currently, only these two types of cloud provider are supported.

Adding Amazon EC2 as a cloud provider

Amazon EC2 is a compute offering from Amazon Web Services that provides instances (otherwise called virtual machines) with CPU, memory, and some storage. Every region in Amazon Web Services is added as a separate cloud provider.

To begin, click on the Clouds menu option and select Providers. Next, click on the Configuration drop-down menu and select Add a New Cloud Provider, as shown in the following screenshot: