Learn how to quickly get started with Commander. This section takes you through the primary required tasks
For release notes and installation information, see Setup.
To get started quickly with Commander, here are the main tasks:
- 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.
- Automatically Assign Ownership to New Resources
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, you should consider doing the following:
- Go through the basic cloud automation steps to configure a user self-service request process. See Getting started with cloud automation.
- Learn about Commander role-base access control and determine what access you want to give to administrators and service users.
- Learn about the configuration steps required to begin managing cloud expenses through Commander. See Get started with cloud expense management.
Help > Getting Started with Cloud Automation
- Configure Organization Quotas
Limit the compute resources granted to organizations so that resources are allocated to cloud consumers based on business requirements.
- Configure Application Placement Strategy
Customize the default placement strategy by prioritizing the factors most important to you. Optional for initial deployment.
- Configure Placement Attributes
Configure placement attributes to define the capabilities of a deployment destination and the requirements of an application. Optional for initial deployment.
- Add Entries to Service Catalog
Make services available for users to request. Publish services that can be deployed on multiple clouds.
- Create Service Forms
Configure New Request Service forms and Change Request forms that support your existing service request and provisioning process.
- Prepare Approval and Pre-Provisioning Workflows
Set up approval and pre-provisioning workflows for new service requests and change requests.
- Configure Provisioning and Automated Deployment Options
Customize application naming conventions and automated deployment destinations for published services.
- Prepare Completion Workflows
Set up post-provisioning workflows for change requests and new service requests.