Huawei Cloud

Features

  • Virtual machine provisioning

  • Backups

  • Brownfield VM management and migration

  • Hypervisor remote console

  • Cloud sync

  • Lifecycle management and resizing

  • Network security group creation

  • Network security group management

  • Router and network creation

  • Load balancer services

  • Docker host management and configuration

  • Floating IP assignment

  • Huawei OBS buckets (create, manage, delete, and discovery)

  • Huawei SFS (create, manage, and delete)

Integrate Huawei Cloud with Morpheus

To integrate Huawei Cloud with Morpheus, we’ll gather the following pieces of information:

  • Account Name

  • Identity (IAM) API URL

  • Project

  • Username

  • Password

Begin by logging into your Huawei Cloud console. If you’re not currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so. Once on the console page, hover over your username in the upper-right corner of the application window and select “My Credentials”.

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From the credentials page, we can gather the Account Name and the Project Name, record them for later when we provide the integration information to Morpheus.

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To gather the API endpoint URL, take a look at the complete list of endpoints. If a specific endpoint exists for your region, use it. In any other case use the endpoint for all regions. It will be formatted like this: https://iam.myhuaweicloud.com/v3.

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With this information gathered, and presuming you know the credentials for the service account you wish to use, we can move back into Morpheus-UI.

Navigate to Infrastructure > Clouds and click + ADD. Scroll to Huawei Cloud and click NEXT. The information we’ve gathered will be plugged into the CREATE CLOUD modal. The DOMAIN ID field will accept the Account Name field we gathered. Your completed CREATE CLOUD modal will look similar to the one pictured below:

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After clicking NEXT, add this new Cloud to a Group or create a new Group. On finalizing the wizard, Huawei Cloud will be integrated into Morpheus and ready for provisioning. If you opted to inventory existing workloads, those will be onboarded shortly.

Add/Edit Huawei Cloud Modal Fields

Cloud Configuration


NAME

Name of the Cloud in Morpheus

CODE

Unique code used for api/cli, automation and policies.

LOCATION

Description field for adding notes on the cloud, such as location.

VISIBILITY

For setting cloud permissions in a multi-tenant environment. Not applicable in single tenant environments.

TENANT

If Visibility is set to Private, select the Tenant the Cloud resources will assigned to.

ENABLED

When disabled, automatic Cloud sync is paused and the Cloud will not be selectable for provisioning.

AUTOMATICALLY POWER ON VMS

When enabled, Morpheus will maintain the expected power state of managed VMs. Morpheus will power on any managed VMs in the Cloud that have been shut down for unknown reasons (not powered off by Morpheus) to ensure availability of services.

Note

When “AUTOMATICALLY POWER ON VMS” is enabled, the power state of managed VMs should be maintained in Morpheus. This setting is not applicable to discovered/unmanaged resources.

Details

IDENTITY API URL

The v2 or v3 identity endpoint. See the integration steps above for more detail

DOMAIN ID

The DOMAIN ID field takes the “Account Name” as shown on the Basic Information page of the account. See the integration steps above for more detail

PROJECT

The target project name. See the integration steps above for more detail

USERNAME

The service account username. See the integration steps above for more detail

PASSWORD

The integration service account password. See the integration steps above for more detail

IMAGE FORMAT

Select QCOW2, RAW or VMDK image type

Inventory Existing Instances

Select for Morpheus to discover and sync existing VMs

Enable Hypervisor Console

Hypervisor console support for openstack currently only supports novnc. Be sure the novnc proxy is configured properly in your openstack environment.

Tip

When using the RAW image format, you can bypass the image conversion service within the cloud leading to quicker performance. Other image formats are converted to RAW format and back when performing various actions. Using the RAW format from the start will bypass these conversion steps.

Advanced Options

DOMAIN

Specify a default domain for instances provisioned to this Cloud.

SCALE PRIORITY

Only affects Docker Provisioning. Specifies the priority with which an instance will scale into the cloud. A lower priority number means this cloud integration will take scale precedence over other cloud integrations in the group.

APPLIANCE URL

Alternate Appliance url for scenarios when the default Appliance URL (configured in admin -> settings) is not reachable or resolvable for Instances provisioned in this cloud. The Appliance URL is used for Agent install and reporting.

TIME ZONE

Configures the time zone on provisioned VM’s if necessary.

DATACENTER ID

Used for differentiating pricing among multiple datacenters. Leave blank unless prices are properly configured.

NETWORK MODE

Unmanaged or select a Network Integration (NSX, ACI etc)

LOCAL FIREWALL

On or Off. Enable to managed Host and VM firewall/IP Table rules (linux only)

SECURITY SERVER

Security Server setting is for Security Service Integrations such as ACI

TRUST PROVIDER

Select Internal (Morpheus) or an existing Trust Provider Integration

STORAGE MODE

Single Disk, LVM or Clustered

BACKUP PROVIDER

Select Internal Backups (Morpheus) or a Backup Integration

REPLICATION PROVIDER

Sets the default Replication Provider for the Cloud. Select an existing Replication Provider Integration

GUIDANCE

Enable Guidance recommendations on cloud resources.

COSTING

Enable for Morpheus to sync Costing data from the Cloud provider, when available. If your organization utilizes reserved instances and you want to pull in related pricing data, select Costing and Reservations. If this is not relevant, select Costing to save money on additional calls to the AWS Cost Explorer API or similar service for other clouds.

DNS INTEGRATION

Records for instances provisioned in this cloud will be added to selected DNS integration.

SERVICE REGISTRY

Services for instances provisioned in this cloud will be added to selected Service Registry integration.

CONFIG MANAGEMENT

Select a Chef, Salt, Ansible or Puppet integration to be used with this Cloud.

CMDB

Select CMDB Integration to automatically update selected CMDB.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Select an existing Change Management Integration to set on the Cloud. ex: Cherwell

AGENT INSTALL MODE
  • SSH / WINRM: Morpheus will use SSH or WINRM for Agent install.

  • Cloud Init / Unattend (when available): (DEFAULT) Morpheus will utilize Cloud-Init or Cloudbase-Init for agent install when provisioning images with Cloud-Init/Cloudbase-Init installed. Morpheus will fall back on SSH or WINRM if cloud-init is not installed on the provisioned image. Morpheus will also add Agent installation to Windows unattend.xml data when performing Guest Customizations or utilizing syspreped images.

API PROXY

Set a proxy for outbound communication from the Morpheus Appliance to the Cloud endpoints. Proxies can be added in the Infrastructure -> Networks -> Proxies tab.

INSTALL AGENT

Enable to have Agent Installation on by default for all provisioning into this Cloud. Disable for Agent Installation to be off by default for all provisioning into this Cloud.

Provisioning Options

PROXY

Set a proxy for inbound communication from Instances to the Morpheus Appliance. Proxies can be added in the Infrastructure -> Networks -> Proxies tab.

Bypass Proxy for Appliance URL

Enable to bypass proxy settings (if added) for Morpheus Agent communication to the Appliance URL.

NO PROXY

Include a list of IP addresses or name servers to exclude from proxy traversal

USER DATA (LINUX)

Add cloud-init user data. Morpheus 4.1.0 and earlier assumes bash syntax. Morpheus 4.1.1 and later supports all User Data formats. Refer to https://cloudinit.readthedocs.io/en/latest/topics/format.html for more information.

Huawei Scalable File Service (SFS)

The Morpheus integration with Huawei Cloud includes the capability to work with Huawei Scalable File Service (SFS). SFS is shared file storage hosted on Huawei Cloud. By integrating Morpheus with Huawei Cloud you can discover, create, manage, and delete SFS servers, as well as view and work with the file shares and files contained therein.

SFS Server Discovery and Management

On integrating Huawei Cloud with Morpheus, SFS servers and file shares are discovered automatically after a short time. The server(s) can be viewed in Infrastructure > Storage > Servers. By viewing the server detail page and clicking EDIT, the storage server can be scoped as needed. Administrators can choose to scope to other Huawei Cloud integrations (if more than one relevant integration currently exists), select from synced availability zones, and scope the storage server to specific Tenants if desired.

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Additionally, Huawei SFS servers can be created from the storage server list page (Infrastructure > Storage > Servers) directly in Morpheus. Click + ADD to begin and set the storage server type value to “Huawei SFS”. Just like with existing synced SFS servers, those created from Morpheus can be scoped as needed.

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SFS File Share Discovery and Management

Discovered file shares will appear among other file shares synced with Morpheus in Infrastructure > Storage > File Shares. Depending on the number of cloud integrations in your Morpheus appliance and the number of cloud integrations available to your user account, this list may be quite large. Using the search bar on this page, we can narrow down the list to file shares displayed to those whose names match the search terms.

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We can drill into individual file shares by clicking on their hyperlinked name in the list of all integrated file shares. From the file share detail page, a list of files will appear on the files tab. Begin the process of adding a new file by clicking + ADD. The Access tab on the file shares detail page allows users to view and manage ACL rules.

Note

A “Failed to load files from storage provider” is present when the Morpheus appliance doesn’t have access to the file share.

New Huawei SFS file shares can be created directly in Morpheus. From the file shares list page, get started by clicking + ADD. Select the type “Huawei SFS Share”. Set the storage service field to a pre-existing Huawei SFS server. A friendly name for the file share in Morpheus and selecting from synced availability zones are required fields.

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Huawei Object Storage Service (OBS)

The Morpheus integration with Huawei Cloud also supports Object Storage Service (OBS). Morpheus will automatically onboard existing OBS servers and buckets shortly after completing the cloud integration. Before you can add a new OBS server from Morpheus, you must know or generate a key and secret value from the Huawei console and must provide a Huawei OBS API endpoint.

Generate a Key and Secret

From the Huawei web console, log into the account used to integrate Huawei Cloud with Morpheus. Hover over your account name in the upper-right corner of the application window and click “My Credentials”. Select “Access Keys” from the left-hand sidebar. To create a new key, click + Create Access Key. Complete the two-factor authentication steps in the box that appears.

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Once the key is generated, download or record the key and store it in a safe location. The key will not be viewable or available for download again after this point.

Create OBS Server in Morpheus

With the key and secret value in hand from the previous section, navigate to Infrastructure > Storage > Servers. Click + ADD. On changing the server type to Huawei OBS, you will see the fields for the access key and the secret key. OBS API endpoints can be found in Huawei endpoint documentation. Include those three values in the Create Server modal along with a friendly name for use in Morpheus UI. Just like with SFS objects, we can choose to scope the server to all or specific Tenants at this time.

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Create Huawei OBS Bucket

With an OBS server onboarded or created in Morpheus, you’re able to create and manage Huawei OBS buckets as needed. To create a new bucket, navigate to Infrastructure > Storage > Buckets. Click + ADD and select “Huawei OBS Bucket”. The following fields are required when creating a Huawei OBS bucket:

  • NAME: A friendly name for use in Morpheus UI

  • STORAGE SERVICE: Choose the OBS server to associate the new bucket with

  • BUCKET NAME: The name of the bucket in Huawei Cloud, this must be unique

  • STORAGE CLASS: If needed, view the discussion of storage classes in Huawei support documentation

  • BUCKET ACL: Public Read, Public Read/Write, or Private

  • BUCKET POLICY: Public Read, Public Read/Write, or Private

  • STORAGE QUOTA: Set to 0 for no quota

Once finished, click SAVE CHANGES

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