The quarter-inch hole problem

Dominic Wellington (Twitter @dwellington) had a great post at the BMC communities recently articulating the age-old discussion of cloud platforms solving a business problem, versus an IT geek spinnin’ VM Templates attempting to deliver a cloud solution. I welcome you to read his great summation about how you should reverse-think your way about solving your cloud project woes,…

Enabling NetApp Storage Decommissioning in CLM 3.0

This effectively configures storage decommissioning to be pre-approved., therefore enabling the associated NetApp DFM Data Set to be removed. Open Form sys:menu items Menu type: Change Policy (SEARCH) Open Entry “Pre-Authorized Change” copy menu value1 and copy Open Form CMF:ChangeIntegration Create a new Populate: TenantName: blank Tenant ID: blank ClassName: Filesystem Operation: delete instance ID = one…

How to reassign CLM SOI from one owner to another

If you are using CLM 2.1 or 3.0, you probably know by now that whoever requests the Service Offering, get’s his or her username associated with the SOI provisioned. Well – what happens if that person leaves the company or wants to transfer ownership of the SOI compute container to another individual? To do this…

A step through CLM and AWS Integration

  If you are just getting off the high from the AWS re:Invent conference this past year, you probably still remember BMC Software‘s pitch for their Cloud Lifecycle Management solution.  This was touted as a Cloud Broker of all clouds, and specifically, facilitating and delivering compliancy and “Trust” to Amazon’s Web Service. The offering is…

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management: Administration Boot Camp

Monday December 17, 2012 – Friday December 21, 2012 | Register Description: BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management: Administration Boot Camp extends on the concepts introduced in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management: Foundation. Geared toward “cloud” administrators, students will learn the planning strategies, key concepts, configuration steps, and best practices when implementing BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. Through a…

“Cannot accept new connections. Connections limit reached”

If the following error is observed in Cloud Lifecycle Management (2.1) Platform Manager’s csm.log, in regards to Web Services requests to BBSA, you may need to increase the max client contexts allowed in BBSA.  By default (8.1 SP2 installed as part of CLM 2.1 Install Planner) only has 20. To change this, logon to your…

How to reset Windows 2008 Network Interface Count

This is a handy command to ensure that your cloned-from-template Virtual Guests always gets Network Interfaces (NICs) starting with index of 1. Open command prompt as administrator and type:  netsh int ipv4 reset Then type: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 Open up Device Manager by typing: start devmgmt.msc Click View->Show Hidden Devices Uninstall any Ethernet Adapter listed under the “Network Adapters”…

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