Ingram Micro Cloud Orchestrator simplifies cloud initiatives by automating and orchestrating the secure deployment and management of workloads in any public, private, hybrid or multi cloud environment.

Remember!

1) You cannot access the IMCO Portal without enabling Cloud Orchestrator first and assigning IMCO to the ‘First User’

2) All Users must be created within the Customer Control Panel (even Users for whom you want to create customized roles) and;

3) Refer to the Ingram Micro Cloud Orchestrator Table of Contents for a list of all articles related to Ingram Micro Cloud Orchestrator in Odin.

IMCO Portal’s Quick Launch feature uses default settings for deploying an IaaS or PaaS. If you want to configure your own settings, you will need to manually deploy these services. Follow these general steps below to manually deploy a service (click on the links for detailed instructions):

For Step 5 you have 1 of 4 options by which you can deploy a server:

Other important actions you may want to perform include:

Quick Reference

In addition to these basic steps, following are a list of other actions for which you can find detailed instructions. Articles are grouped under their related left-side menu option:

BLUEPRINT

COMPUTE

NETWORK

SETTINGS

How to: Apply a Script to a Template

How to: Import an Existing Server

How to: View a Firewall’s Rule(s)

How to: Create Customized Roles & Assign to Users

How to: Identify the Template Used by a VM

How to: Override a Stalled Server

How to: Remove a Firewall’s Rule(s)

How to: Edit a User’s Role

How to: Modify a Template

How to: Create a New SSH Profile

How to Add a Subnet to VPC

How to: Edit User’s Details

How to: Edit a Script’s Name and Description

How to: Schedule Automated Shutdowns & Reboots for VMs

How to delete a Subnet from a VPC

How to: Generate an API Key

How to: Edit a Script’s Code

How to: Manually Shutdown or Reboot a Server

How to Enable a VPN (Virtual Private Network) for an Existing VPC (Virtual Private Clouds)

How to: Destroy an API Key

How to: Re-order Scripts

How to: Manually Shutdown or Reboot a Server Belonging to an Array of Servers

How to View Events of a VPC

 

How to: Remove an Application from a Template Software Configuration

How to: View/Edit an SSH Profile

How to Add a New Server to a Subnet

 

How to: Reorder a Template Run List

How to: Enable and Configure Auto scaling for Server Arrays

How to Create and Configure the VPCs (Virtual Private Clouds)

 

 

How to: Remotely Connect to a Windows\Linux Server

How to Setup New Firewall Configuration

 

 

 

How to Create a Floating IP

 

 

About the IMCO Portal Interface

The Dashboard

Whenever you log in to the IMCO Portal, you always land first on the ‘Dashboard’. The IMCO Dashboard offers a snapshot’s view of your cloud initiatives. It summarizes activity and available resources and assesses the current state of your infrastructure.

Left-side Menu Options

The left-side menu options are: BLUEPRINT; INFRASTRUCTURE; NETWORK and SETTINGS

You can click on each option to expand and view their sub-options. Following are the left-side menu options’ sub-options:

  • APPLICATIONS: Deployment, Templates
  • COMPUTE: Servers, Monitoring and SSH
  • BLUEPRINT: Templates, Scripts and Chef
  • NETWORK: VPCs, Firewall, Floating IPs
  • SETTINGS: Licenses, Accounts, Roles, User Details

When you click on a sub-option, the corresponding page opens. 

Common Functions

Each page has some common functions such as editing names, deleting, locking, etc. The following table shows these common functions; their representative icon and the contexts within which they can be applied:

Icons

Label

Context(s)

 

Edit

Names of: Templates, Scripts, Workspaces, Firewalls and Roles

 

Lock

Disallows other Users from modifying, where applied: Templates, Workspaces, Firewalls and Roles.

 

Delete

Templates, Scripts, Workspaces, Firewalls and Roles.

 

Understanding Server States

The table below depicts the various states (represented by icons) related to a deployed server and their corresponding labels:

Commissioning

Inactive

Bootstrapping

Operational

Stalled

Shutting Down

 

These various states are referenced in the following articles: