Chapter 6. Adding a new Redfish Physical Infrastructure Provider to Red Hat CloudForms

This section describes how to add a new Redfish physical infrastructure provider to Red Hat CloudForms using CloudForms graphical interface. First step is to log in. Then navigate to Compute → Physical Infrastructure → Providers page from the main navigation on the left.

Open physical infrastructure providers

In the Configuration drop-down, select Add a New Physical Infrastructure Provider:

Add a new Redfish physical infrastructure provider

Type in the name of the new Redfish physical infrastructure provider in the Name field and select Redfish in the Type drop-down:

Name and type of Redfish physical infrastructure provider

This will reveal fields to describe the endpoint of the new Redfish physical infrastructure provider for Red Hat CloudForms. Populate them as needed:

Endpoint details of Redfish physical infrastructure provider

To proceed, click Validate. If the credential validation was successful, click Add. The Physical Infrastructure Providers list will display the new provider:

List of physical infrastructure providers showing the newly added Redfish physical infrastructure provider

It takes about a minute before the inventory gets populated for the first time, so use the browser’s refresh function to obtain an updated status.