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IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials by Edwin Schouten

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Provisioning our first virtual machine instance

The best way to learn is by actually doing it. Therefore, let's get some hands-on experience first. We assume that you have already signed up and have the ability to log in to the SCE management console. If not, please follow the process described in the previous chapter to get an account.

We will use the following example scenario. You want to deploy a LAMP (Linux®, Apache™, MySQL®, PHP) based database-driven web application called PACKT for your mostly Europe-based customers for alpha testing purposes. It must be easily reachable by the users via Internet. You do not want to lose the data in the database, and so it must be stored in some persistent storage such as the block storage described in ...

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