Creating a VM Lifecycle Policy for Oracle Cloud

To set up VM Lifecycle Management for Oracle Cloud clients, you must create a VM Lifecycle Policy, which functions as a template for end users to create their own virtual machines on Web Console.

Before You Begin


  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Policies, right-click Virtual Machine Policies and then click Create New Policy.
  2. In the Virtual Machine Policy Options dialog box, select the vendor and policy options:
    1. From the Virtualization Vendor list, select Oracle Cloud.
    2. From the Policy Type list, select Clone From Template.
    3. Click Next.

    The VM Lifecycle Policy dialog box appears.

  3. On the Enter the Policy Name and Description page, name the policy:
    1. In the Policy Name box, enter a name for the policy
    2. In the Description box, enter a description for the policy.
    3. Click Next.
  4. On the Select the Virtualization Client page, configure the client and advanced policy features:
    1. In the Virtualization Client list, select the name of the Oracle Cloud client where you want end users to create virtual machines.
    2. Optional: If you want to refresh the Oracle Cloud, click Refresh Oracle Cloud.

      We recommend that you refresh Oracle Cloud information before you create the VM Lifecycle Policy, when you create the Oracle Cloud client, so that the Virtualization Client list contains all of the clients you want to use.

    3. Optional: Click Advanced Policy Features.
    4. Optional: In the Advanced Policy Features dialog box, in the Maximum Allowed Virtual Machines Per User list, select or type a number.
    5. To associate this policy with a particular client group, select Associated Client Group, and then from the list, select a client group.
    6. To configure the period of time before a VM is decommissioned and then deleted, select Enable Decommission, in the Decommission VM after list, select or type a number of days, and in the Deletion grace period list, select or type a number of days.

      All the decommissioned machines are automatically turned off, and when you perform a backup for these machines, they are archived.

      Make a note of the number of days, and then schedule a backup for virtual machines.

    7. To configure email addresses for the people who will be notified about VM operations, in the E-mail addresses to notify box, enter email addresses separated by commas.
    8. To configure the email sender's address, in the Sender's email address box, type an email address.
    9. If you don't want to send notify users about VM operations that succeeded, select Disable e-mail notifications for successful VM operations.
    10. Click OK to close the Advanced Policy Features dialog box.
    11. Click Next.
  5. On the Select Shapes page, select the Oracle Cloud shapes that you want to make available to users:
    1. From the Available list, select one or more shapes.
    2. Click Add.
    3. Click Next.
  6. On the Select Images page, select the Oracle Cloud image types that you want to make available to users:
    1.  From the Available list, select one or more instance types.
    2. Click Add.
    3. Click Next.
  7. On the Network & Security page, specify the security group and RSA key pair required for each virtual machine:
    1. In the Security Groups list, select the Oracle Cloud Security List to use for the virtual machines.
    2. In the Key Pair list, select the private key to use for user authentication.
    3. To specify a key pair file that does not appear in the list, click the More button [...].
    4. In the Browse to Add Key Pair File dialog box, select Use Local Disk or Use Network Share, and then click Browse to specify the location of the file that matches the Key Pair name.
    5. Optional: Click Change to specify a different user account that can access the key pair file.
    6. Click OK to close the Browse to Add Key Pair File dialog box.
    7. Click Next.
  8. On the Enter Storage Information page, leave all of the default settings, and then click Next.

    Oracle Shapes determine the number of CPUs and memory size.

  9. On the Enter the Naming Pattern for VMs page, create a naming pattern for virtual machines.This pattern will be used when users name a new virtual machine.
    1. In the VM Naming Pattern box, type text and numbers to create a prefix that will appear in every virtual machine name.

      Use the asterisk (*) to require at least one additional character in a portion of each virtual machine name. For example, the default value, VM*Eng, requires each virtual machine name to contain at least one additional character following the text, VM, and before the text, Eng. Therefore, users could give names to their virtual machines such as VMBobEng or VMJane1Eng.

    2. Click Next.
  10. On the Select User Membership page, select the user groups that will have access to the Virtual Machines module:
    1. From the Available list, select one or more user groups
    2. Click Add.
    3. Click Next.
  11. On the Summary page, click Finish.

To begin creating virtual machines, see the End User documentation, Creating a Virtual Machine for Oracle Cloud VM Lifecycle Management.


Last modified: 6/18/2019 8:23:43 PM