Getting Started with Commander

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To get started quickly with Commander, you should perform the following primary tasks after Commander has been installed.

For release notes and installation information, see Setup.

  1. Configure Active Directory Integration and/or Configure LDAP Integration

    Integrate with directory services for Commander user accounts and for assignment of owners to specific resources.

  2. Configure Email Integration (SMTP)

    Allow email notification for scheduled reports, service request policy alerts, and application lifecycle management alerts.

  3. Create Organizations

    Create distinct organizations for your users. This allows you to segregate data for different consumer groups, set up distinct cloud automation configurations, and delegate administrative tasks.

  4. Add Cloud Accounts to Commander

    Add a cloud account. This can be an AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, Azure, Microsoft SCVMM, or VMware vCenter cloud account. You can also add a Terraform workspace to Commander.

  5. Set Resource Ownership with Policies

    Assign resource ownership to organizations and users, so that costs are properly allocated.

  6. Retrieve Public Cloud Billing Data or vCenter Historical Events

    Retrieve additional information from your public and private clouds for use in reporting, trending, and cloud expense management.

  7. Sync Public Cloud Tags and Commander Custom Attributes

    Sync tags and attributes for Tag Compliance Policy enforcement, reporting, and power schedule recommendations.

  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for each cloud account.

What's next

After going through the above steps for each cloud account, consider doing the following: