IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator 2.2 Fix Pack 1 is Available!

Sounds like IBM is eager to catch up to all of the other cloud providers in the market. This is a pretty quick release to follow up to the May 2013 RTM.

Following on from the release of SmartCloud Orchestrator v2.2 in May 2013, development are happy to announce the general availability of SCO 2.2 Functional Fix Pack 1.
Please navigate to Fix Central to download the Fix Pack (2.2.0-CSI-ISCO-FP0001).
As well as APAR fixes and general improvements in performance and security, the enhancements included in the Fix Pack include:

Public Cloud Gateway: support is now available to manage non-IBM Supplied OpenStack

  • This enables you to manage from SCO any existing customer deployed OpenStack installations that use the open source or a third party version of OpenStack software.

Supporting OpenStack to use external LDAP authentication

  • Support for enabling enterprise customer to leverage the existing users directory service and give access to SCO self service and administration UI complying to the internal authentication and security standards.

Supporting disk add-on when deploying virtual patterns

  • The pattern definition can be configured for the VM deployed additional storage volumes. This is a critical enhancement for supporting patterns that include database middleware that requires additional storage resources for storing data.

Ability to change virtual machine resources (flavor) of a virtual system instance

  • Additional capacity (cpu memory and disk) can be added or removed to/from already deployed VMs to address changes in the workload requirements.

Installing IBM SmartCloud Entry 2.3 for VMware vCenter

To install IBM SmartCloud Entry 2.3 for VMware vCenter, you must have a non-vCenter Windows or Linux server to host the application on.

**You cannot install SmartCloud Entry on a vCenter server by default due to a TCP port conflict.

  1. Run the SmartCloudEntry 2.3 Trial installer
    1. Select Language (English), click Ok

  1. Click Next
  2. Click I accept
  3. Click Next
  4. Click Next
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Next
  7. Click Install

  1. The Installer will now run
  2. Select the “I will configure the User Data Now” and select Next

  1. Set the administrator password and click next
  2. Select the Vcenter radio button, configure the hostname of vcenter, username and password. Click Next.

  1. Now double-click the SmartCloud shortcut that the application installer left on your desktop.
  2. Now log into the SmartCloud using the following URL:
    2. Log in using the admin account
      1. The credentials used in this case

i.     Username: admin

ii.     Password: Passw0rd

  1. Now make sure the certificate to the vCenter server is trusted.
    1. Click Configuration > Cloud Settings. Enter the vCenter account password, click the Trust Certificate checkbox and click Test Connection

  1. The test will then show as successful

  1. Then click Update