Add IBM Cloud

To add an IBM Cloud cloud follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to Admin > Clouds. This brings you to the Clouds page. If you, or another tenant admin in your tenant, have already added clouds to your tenant, they will be listed here. Click the Add Cloud link in the upper right.

  2. Click Add Cloud, the Add Cloud dialog box is displayed. 

  3. Enter the cloud name, select the cloud provider, and click Next. The second page of the Add Clouds dialog box, Connectivity Settings, appears. Set the toggle switches to configure the Cloud Connectivity settings.

    • When adding a public VM cloud in the CloudCenter Suite UI, the Cloud Connectivity Settings page, the second page of the Add Cloud dialog box, appears with a single toggle displayed: Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite.

    • Setting this toggle to No implies you will install Cloud Remote for each region of this cloud. This also causes a second toggle to appear: CloudCenter Suite Directly Accessible from Cloud Remote. 

    • Follow the table below for guidance on setting these toggles.

      Toggle settingsUse case

      Diagram

      Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite = YesUnimpeded connectivity exists between the CloudCenter Suite cluster and the cloud region API endpoint
      AND
      Unimpeded connectivity exists between the CloudCenter Suite cluster and worker VMs

      Cloud Remote is not required



      Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite = No
      AND
      CloudCenter Suite Directly Accessible from Cloud Remote = Yes

      Worker VMs need to communicate to the CloudCenter Suite cluster through Cloud Remote
      AND
      Cloud Remote can initiate the connection to the CloudCenter Suite cluster


      Worker VMs Directly Connect with CloudCenter Suite = No
      AND
      CloudCenter Suite Directly Accessible from Cloud Remote = No

      Worker VMs need to communicate to the CloudCenter Suite cluster through Cloud Remote
      AND
      the CloudCenter Suite cluster cannot receive a connection initiated by Cloud Remote

      Note

      The connectivity toggle settings set at the cloud level are inherited by each region you add to this cloud. However, it is possible to override these toggle settings on a per region basis from the Regions tab for each region.


  4. Click Done to save the configuration and close the dialog box. This brings you back to the Clouds page and the cloud you just created will be added to the bottom of the list on the left side of the page.

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