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Support to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 VMs
IBM Cloud Pak System 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 provide support for deploying VMs running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 and 8 (as well as a number of different versions of Microsoft Windows): https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/cloud-pak-system-w3550/2.3.3?t...
IBM Cloud Pak System 188.8.131.52 Interim Fix 1 introduced a new feature called Workload Mobility, allowing clients to move Virtual System Instances (VSIs) – consisting of one or more Virtual Machines (VMs) – from one IBM CPS appliance to another one (...
Display the compute nodes with their FQDN in vCenter instead of their IP
Since v184.108.40.206 of Cloud Pak System, BigFix entitlement is no longer included. Our organization is transitioning to Flexera FNMS (FlexNet Manager Suite), an IBM-certified alternative to BigFix/ILMT as described here (https://www.flexera.com/blog/it...
Provide a shared service for Flexera FNMS (as an alternative for BigFix/IBM Endpoint Manager Service)
Since v220.127.116.11 of Cloud Pak System, BigFix entitlement is no longer included.
Our organization is transitioning to Flexera FNMS (FlexNet Manager Suite), an IBM-certified alternative to BigFix/ILMT as described here (https://www.flexera.com/blog/i...
Support newer versions of WebSpheer Application Server and Java on Cloud Pak System
Latest version of the WebSphere Application Server pattern type is v18.104.22.168 (see https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/system-maintenance-and-integrated-components-ibm-cloud-pak-system-version-2335). This version was released on 6th May 2022 and suppo...
Decoupling WebSphere Application Server patterns and Cloud Pak System releases
Currently, IBM used to deliver a new version of the WebSphere Application Server Pattern type as part of the default content for new CPS releases.
WebSphere Application Server Pattern type is actually composed of 2 artefacts:
- the WebSphere Appli...
We need troubleshooting tools/commands to be available from the CPS UI. Traceroute and telnet are useful commands when troubleshooting especially during emergencies. Commands available on the UI are only show commands which are not enough when tro...
Eliminate updates to plugins when using Workload Mobility
When creating Virtual System Patterns (VSPs), clients can opt to lock the system plug-ins as documented in the section "Lock option for plugin usage" here. Clients who deployed Virtual System Instances (VSIs) using Virtual System Patterns that had...
CPS has 2 kinds of user accounts: intern or LDAP. Intern users can be locked, LDAP users can't even with the admin account (Security administration: full permission). A workaround is to delete the user account but that's not possible when the user...
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