Open Hybrid Cloud
An open hybrid cloud is built on the best opensource technologies and integrates seamlessly with the most reliable public and private cloud providers. CloudForms is the engine to create a hybrid cloud because it can create the bridge between internal infrastructure providers like VMware and external cloud providers like Amazon and Azure.
Run Your CloudForms Appliance in Any Environment
CloudForms runs as an appliance inside a virtual machine that you can host almost anywhere in your IT environment. You can use multiple instances and global mirroring for high availability, migrate as your environment expands, and run CloudForms in the infrastructure you already have.
Performance and Capacity
CloudForms helps you define and maintain performance for your cloud instances through policies, quotas, and system profiles. Then you can track your workloads and capacity through SmartState analytics, chargeback, and Cloud Intelligence reports.
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Get Started with Red Hat CloudForms
For a basic x86_64 installation, you'll need:
Upload the appliance image to the RHEV server.
# engine-image-uploader -N NEW_IMAGE_NAME -e EXPORT_STORAGE_DOMAIN -v -m upload cfme-rhevm-5.5-15.x86_64.rhevm.ova
Open the RHEV Administration Portal.
Go to Storage > Template Import > Import, and import the image. Set the storage domain and cluster.
Go to Virtual Machines > New VM, and create a virtual machine based on the CloudForms image. Select the CloudForms appliance from the list of templates.
Select the new virtual machine, open the disks tab, and add a virtual disk.
Start the virtual machine.
Log into the CloudForms UI using 'admin' as the username and 'smartvm' as the password.
Open the appliance console, and select Configure Database. Create a key, select an internal database, and set the disk for the database to use.
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