This document shows how to create a new environment on IBM Cloud Infrastructure (previously called SoftLayer).
Step 1: Prepare an IBM Cloud Infrastructure Environment¶
To prepare your IBM Cloud Infrastructure environment:
Create a SoftLayer account¶
If you do not have an SoftLayer account, create one for one month free.
Use the login credentials received in your provided email to login to SoftLayer Customer Portal.
Generate an API Key¶
API keys are used to securely access the SoftLayer API. Follow Generate an API Key to generate your API key.
Access SoftLayer VPN¶
VLANs provide the ability to partition devices and subnets on the network. To order VLANs, login to SoftLayer Customer Portal and navigate to Network > IP Management > VLANs. Once on the page, click the "Order VLAN" link in the top-right corner. Fill in the pop-up window to order the VLANs as you need. The VLAN IDs are needed in the deployment manifest.
Step 2: Deploy¶
Install BOSH CLI v2.
Establish VPN to make sure you can connect to IBM Cloud Infrastructure over private network from your workstation where to run BOSH CLI.
Apply a portable IP from Softlayer. Let's say it's
bosh create-envcommand to deploy the Director.
# Create a worksapce directory to keep state mkdir -p bosh-workspace && cd bosh-workspace # Clone Director templates git clone https://github.com/cloudfoundry/bosh-deployment # Fill below variables (replace example values) and deploy the Director sudo bosh create-env bosh-deployment/bosh.yml \ --state=state.json \ --vars-store=creds.yml \ -o bosh-deployment/softlayer/cpi.yml \ -v director_name=bosh \ -v internal_cidr=10.0.0.0/24 \ -v internal_gw=10.0.0.1 \ -v internal_ip=10.0.0.6 \ -v sl_datacenter= \ -v sl_vm_domain= \ -v sl_vm_name_prefix= \ -v sl_vlan_public= \ -v sl_vlan_private= \ -v sl_username= \ -v sl_api_key=
Connect to the Director.
# Configure local alias bosh alias-env bosh-1 -e 10.0.0.6 --ca-cert <(bosh int ./creds.yml --path /director_ssl/ca) # Log in to the Director export BOSH_CLIENT=admin export BOSH_CLIENT_SECRET=`bosh int ./creds.yml --path /admin_password` # Query the Director for more info bosh -e bosh-1 env
Save the deployment state files stored in your workspace directory
bosh-workspacefor future update/deletion. See Deployment state for details.