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Attach to LM

Prerequisites

The Lifecycle Manager communicates with the RM through the RMs published API. Prior to registering it with the LM this must be known.

Attaching an RM to LM

An RM exists as a standalone entity and when instantiated it is isolated by definition. In order to be used it must first be registered with the LM instance with which it is to be coupled.

Permissions

This action is performed in LM by a user with the suitable permissions. Specifically the user must have the SLMAdmin role.

  1. Select Resource Managers from the left hand menu under System
  2. From the resulting page click on the Add button on the right hand side of the screen.
  3. Populate the resulting modal window

Adding an RM

Having navigated to the Add RM modal you should now be at a modal with three data fields

Name

Each RM should be registered with LM with a unique and meaningful name. Once added it cannot be edited as it is the routing/selecting parameter for the RM.

Type

The type is a free text field which can be used to assist the user when deploying resources in identifying the correct RM.

URL

This is the URL at which the Resource Managers API has been published. This will be determined by the install of the RM and must be provided here to allow LM to communicate with the RM over its exposed API

For example: with the Ansible RM (ARM) the default URL is will be;

https://osslm-ansible-rm:8443/api/v1.0/resource-manager

Note: The port may have been actively changed from the default during the install

Special consideration for Ansible RM

At the present the Ansible RM needs to be added as its internal namespace name and port osslm-ansible-rm. This is reflected in the example above.

Once the set of values have been populated and Createclicked, the user will be provided with an onscreen report on the status of the RM.

Next Steps

With the RM now registered with LM, Deployment Locations/VIMs can be added. We can now proceed to Adding a VIM (deployment location) to a LM and an RM.