To get started quickly with Commander, here are the main tasks:
- Configure Active Directory Integration and/or Configure LDAP Integration
Integrate with directory services for Commander login accounts and for assignment of owners to specific resources.
- Configure Email Integration (SMTP)
Allow email notification for scheduled reports, service request policy alerts and application lifecycle management.
- Create Organizations
Segregate data for your consumer groups, set up distinct cloud automation configurations and delegate administrative tasks.
- Attach Cloud Accounts to Commander
Add an AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, Azure, Microsoft SCVMM managed system or VMware vCenter.
- Automatically Assign Ownership to New Resources
Assign resource ownership to organizations and users, so that costs are properly allocated.
- Retrieve Public Cloud Billing Data and/or Retrieve vCenter Historical Events
Retrieve additional information from your public and private clouds for use in reporting, trending and cloud expense management.
- Sync Public Cloud Tags and Commander Custom Attributes
Sync tags and attributes for Compliance Policy tag enforcement, reporting and power schedule recommendations.
- Repeat steps 4-7 for each managed system.
After going through the above Getting Started steps for each managed system, you should consider doing the following:
- Go through the basic cloud automation steps to configure a user self-service request process. See Getting started with cloud automation.
- Learn about Commander role-base access control and determine what access you want to give to administrators and service users before you continue.
- Learn about the configuration steps required to begin managing cloud expenses through Commander. See Getting started with cloud expense management.
If you want a high level view of how Commander can be used to manage public and private clouds, see the Knowledge Base article, Understanding the Commander Ecosystem.
Once you've performed the initial configuration steps on the Getting Started page for each of your managed systems, you're ready to configure the service request process. Go to Help > Getting Started with Cloud Automation for an overview of the steps involved in setting up Commander.
- Configure Organization Quotas
Limit the compute resources granted to organizations so that resources are allocated to cloud consumers based on business requirements.
- Configure Application Placement Strategy
Customize the default placement strategy by prioritizing the factors most important to you. Optional for initial deployment.
- Configure Placement Attributes
Configure placement attributes to define the capabilities of a deployment destination and the requirements of an application. Optional for initial deployment.
- Add Entries to Service Catalog
Make services available for users to request. Publish services that can be deployed on multiple clouds.
- Create Service Forms
Configure New Request Service forms and Change Request forms that support your existing service request and provisioning process.
- Prepare Approval and Pre-Provisioning Workflows
Set up approval and pre-provisioning workflows for new service requests and change requests.
- Configure Provisioning and Automated Deployment Options
Customize application naming conventions and automated deployment destinations for published services.
- Prepare Completion Workflows
Set up post-provisioning workflows for change requests and new service requests.
- Go to Commander Solutions Overview: Views > Solutions > Solutions Overview
See also the Knowledge Base article System and Browser Settings.
Our Cloud Cost Optimization video shows how Commander features such as power scheduling, rightsizing and reporting help you reduce your public cloud bill.
The Commander Private Cloud Quickstart video covers the basic getting started tasks.
Other videos cover tasks such as VM naming and reporting.
Go to the Embotics Support website to access the Technical Support Knowledge Base and find articles designed to assist users and administrators. The Support webite also provides access archived documentation.
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