Catalog Items type - Generic. What are they for?


#1

When creating a service catalog item, one option is to choose a generic type. Can someone tell me what are they for and some example of how could they be used?
Thanks in advance

Ramon


#2

You can use them to do stuff not related with your virtualization/cloud environments (RHEV, VMware, OpenStack, Amazon,…) but to do stuff like create vlans in your network hardware (via custom methods that you should create), create storage,… your imagination is the limit :smiley:


#3

Yes this is correct, think of them this way,

You have a bunch of web servers of different types being stood up. You create a service that deploys these virtual machines or instances into the various providers, but you realise this means nothing unless they belong to a load balancer pool. Its the generic item that you would use to do this. Write a method that enumerates the virtual machines you have just deployed grabbing their ip addresses and then add them to the load balancer pool.

An example of this can be found here http://cloudformsnow.com/2014/03/04/aws-elastic-load-balancers-and-cloudforms/

But as eminguez states, your imagination is the limit.

thanks


#4

Yes this is correct think of them this weay,

You have a bunch of web servers of different types being stood up. You create a service that deploys these virtual machines or instances into the various providers, but you realise this means nothing unless they belong to a load balancer pool. Its the generic item that you would use to do this. Write a method that enumerates the virtual machines you have just deployed grabbing their ip addresses and then add them to the load balancer pool.

An example of this can be found here http://cloudformsnow.com/2014/03/04/aws-elastic-load-balancers-and-cloudforms/

But as eminguez states, your imagination is the limit.

thanks