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Hybrid Cloud Integration and Monitoring with IBM WebSphere Cast Iron

Book Description

Cloud computing is fast emerging as a new consumption and delivery model for IT solutions. Two distinct cloud patterns have evolved. Private clouds are custom cloud applications that are on premise to companies. Public clouds are owned and managed by a service provider and are delivered on a pay-per-use basis. Although the debate between the use of private versus public cloud continues, the industry is moving ever faster toward a hybrid solution. Hybrid clouds address the integration of traditional IT environments with one or more clouds, private and public.

IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® along with the IBM Tivoli® Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud supports the integration of private and public clouds.The Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud supports the following scenarios:

  • Provisioning hybrid cloud resources

  • Monitoring hybrid cloud resources

  • Governing and managing workloads that use hybrid cloud resources

  • Provisioning users from LDAP to IBM LotusLive™

    This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for application integrators, integration designers, and administrators evaluating or using IBM WebSphere Cast Iron. In addition, executives, business leaders, and architects who are looking for a way to integrate cloud applications with their on-premise applications are shown how WebSphere Cast Iron can help to resolve their integration challenges. The book helps you gain an understanding of hybrid cloud use cases, and explains how to integrate cloud and on-premise applications quickly and simply.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Front cover
    2. Notices
      1. Trademarks
    3. Preface
      1. The team who wrote this book
      2. Now you can become a published author, too!
      3. Comments welcome
      4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
    4. Part 1 Introduction
    5. Chapter 1. Overview of hybrid clouds
      1. 1.1 Integration challenges to cloud adoption
      2. 1.2 What is hybrid cloud
      3. 1.3 IBM Hybrid Cloud solution
      4. 1.4 Hybrid cloud dimensions
      5. 1.5 Hybrid cloud scenarios
    6. Chapter 2. Integrating cloud solutions with Cast Iron
      1. 2.1 Overview of IBM WebSphere Cast Iron
        1. 2.1.1 Appliance model
        2. 2.1.2 Cast Iron Live
      2. 2.2 Examples of Cast Iron implementations
      3. 2.3 How WebSphere Cast Iron integrates applications
      4. 2.4 Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud
        1. 2.4.1 Software components of the solution
        2. 2.4.2 Prerequisites
      5. 2.5 Usage scenarios
        1. 2.5.1 New client scenario
      6. 2.6 Clients with a WebSphere Cast Iron setup scenario
        1. 2.6.1 Clients with a Tivoli Monitoring setup scenario
      7. 2.7 Clients with a Tivoli Service Automation Manager setup scenario
        1. 2.7.1 Clients with a LDAP v3-compliant Directory Server scenario
      8. 2.8 Installing the Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud
        1. 2.8.1 Installing the extensions through the Cast Iron design console
      9. 2.9 Example scenario
        1. 2.9.1 Provisioning
        2. 2.9.2 Monitoring
        3. 2.9.3 Directory Synchronization
        4. 2.9.4 Workload Governance and Management
      10. 2.10 Summary
    7. Chapter 3. IBM Cloud Service Management Platform
      1. 3.1 Cloud computing architecture
        1. 3.1.1 Key roles in a cloud ecosystem
        2. 3.1.2 Common Cloud Management Platform
      2. 3.2 Mapping IBM products to the CCMP
        1. 3.2.1 Solutions supporting the BSS
        2. 3.2.2 Solutions supporting the OSS
      3. 3.3 Cloud Service Management Platform for Hybrid Cloud
        1. 3.3.1 Updated components to support Hybrid Cloud
        2. 3.3.2 New components to support Hybrid Cloud
    8. Part 2 Usage scenarios
    9. Chapter 4. Monitoring scenario
      1. 4.1 Monitoring scenario overview
      2. 4.2 Installation and configuration
        1. 4.2.1 Install Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud plug-ins
        2. 4.2.2 Install IBM Cloud Gateway Agent on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise
        3. 4.2.3 Creating the integration
      3. 4.3 Verifying the installation
        1. 4.3.1 Log in to IBM Tivoli Monitoring
        2. 4.3.2 Verifying the new Linux agent is shown in dashboard
        3. 4.3.3 Verifying the monitoring scenario is working
      4. 4.4 Running a CPU monitoring test for the Workload Governance and Management scenario
      5. 4.5 Lessons learned
      6. 4.6 Preferred practices
      7. 4.7 Summary
    10. Chapter 5. Provisioning scenario
      1. 5.1 Provisioning scenario overview
      2. 5.2 Installing and configuring the Provisioning scenario
        1. 5.2.1 Installing the Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud
        2. 5.2.2 Creating the integration
        3. 5.2.3 Installing the Tivoli Service Automation Manager Hybrid Cloud Extension
        4. 5.2.4 Configure Tivoli Service Automation Manager for a hybrid cloud
      3. 5.3 Scenario usage
        1. 5.3.1 Creating a project with servers in the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise
        2. 5.3.2 Adding one or multiple servers to a project
        3. 5.3.3 Removing a server from a project
        4. 5.3.4 Cancelling a project
        5. 5.3.5 Logging in to the Tivoli Service Automation Manager
        6. 5.3.6 Logging in to the Maximo Start Center
      4. 5.4 Lessons learned
      5. 5.5 Summary
    11. Chapter 6. Directory Synchronization scenario
      1. 6.1 Scenario overview
      2. 6.2 Implementing the directory synchronization
        1. 6.2.1 Install Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud plug-ins
        2. 6.2.2 Create directory entries for WebSphere Cast Iron integration
        3. 6.2.3 Create the WebSphere Cast Iron Directory sync integration
      3. 6.3 Running and testing the scenario
      4. 6.4 How the integration works
      5. 6.5 Lessons learned
      6. 6.6 Summary
    12. Chapter 7. Workload Governance and Management scenario
      1. 7.1 Scenario overview
        1. 7.1.1 Tivoli Service Automation Manager
        2. 7.1.2 ILOG JRules Execution Server
        3. 7.1.3 Tivoli Monitoring
        4. 7.1.4 Netcool Impact
      2. 7.2 Installation and configuration
        1. 7.2.1 Prerequisites and installation
        2. 7.2.2 TSAM additional configuration
        3. 7.2.3 Deploying the Event Correlation Service on the Tivoli Netcool/Impact server
        4. 7.2.4 Editing the Event Correlation Service configuration file
        5. 7.2.5 Installing the WebSphere ILOG JRules Rules Execution Server
        6. 7.2.6 Verifying the installation of the Rules Execution Server
        7. 7.2.7 Deploying the hybrid cloud RuleApp
        8. 7.2.8 Additional Tivoli Monitoring configuration
      3. 7.3 Scenario walk-through
        1. 7.3.1 Resources added to cloud project to support business policy
        2. 7.3.2 Resources decommissioned from the cloud project to support business policy
      4. 7.4 Lessons learned
      5. 7.5 Summary
    13. Related publications
      1. IBM Redbooks
      2. Online resources
      3. Help from IBM
    14. Back cover