Getting Started with Commander
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To get started quickly with Commander, you should perform the following primary tasks
For release notes and installation information, see Setup.
- 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.
- Configure Email Integration (SMTP)
Allow email notification for scheduled reports, service request policy alerts, and application lifecycle management alerts.
- 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.
- 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.
- Set Resource Ownership with Policies
Assign resource ownership to organizations and users, so that costs are properly allocated.
- 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.
- Sync Public Cloud Tags and Commander Custom Attributes
Sync tags and attributes for Tag Compliance Policy enforcement, reporting, and power schedule recommendations.
- Repeat steps 4-7 for each cloud account.
After going through the above steps for each cloud account, consider doing the following:
- Learn about Commander role-base access control and determine what access to give administrators and service users. See Commander Access Control
- Go through the basic cloud automation steps to configure a user self-service request process. See Getting Started with Cloud Automation.
- Learn about the configuration steps required to begin managing cloud expenses through Commander. See Get started with cloud expense management.