Open Telekom Cloud

Open Telekom Cloud is an Openstack-based public cloud offering. Morpheus offers a robust integration into OTC and supports many of its features, including those listed in the next section.

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

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

Add an Open Telekom Cloud

Navigate to Infrastructure > Clouds and click + ADD. Scroll to Open Telekom Cloud and click NEXT. Complete the ADD CLOUD modal, the remainder of this guide includes descriptions of the fields presented on this modal with advice on formatting needed values and where certain data can be located.

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 API URL, such as https://iam.eu-de.otc.t-systems.com/v3

DOMAIN ID

This pertains to the Openstack v3 API and should be ignored when using v2. Note that this is the Domain ID and not the Domain Name. The Domain ID can be found via the CLI by typing openstack domain list. For default domains, “Default” can be used

PROJECT

OTC projects are groupings of resources and can include compute resources, storage or networking. Multiple projects may be nested under your account. Select the project to which Morpheus should onboard from (if desired) and provision

REGION

USERNAME

The username for the OTC service account that Morpheus will use. Ensure this account has sufficient cloud privileges to avoid interruption of work in Morpheus

PASSWORD

The password for the above service account

IMAGE FORMAT

Select QCOW, RAW or VMDK

IMAGE STORE

Set an OBS bucket as a permanent store location for Morpheus virtual images. Users are limited to uploading images of 2GB or less in size if an OBS bucket is not specified here

INVENTORY EXISTING IMAGES

When selected, Morpheus will automatically onboard existing cloud resources which can be converted to managed Instance if desired. View onboarded cloud resources in the Compute Section (Infrastructure > Compute)

ENABLE HYPERVISOR CONSOLE

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

Service Endpoints

If needed, update the following service endpoints. A complete listing of OTC API endpoints is here.

  • COMPUTE SERVICE

  • IMAGE SERVICE

  • STORAGE SERVICE

  • NETWORK SERVICE

  • LOAD BALANCER SERVICE

  • OBJECT STORAGE SERVICE

  • SHARED FILE SYSTEM SERVICE

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. For on-prem Clouds, enabling costing activates a costing service designed to mirror the live costing experience of public clouds, including invoicing with line items and real-time cost data (Operations > Costing > Invoices). 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.

CMDB DISCOVERY

When checked, any automatically discovered (unmanaged) servers onboarded into Morpheus from this Cloud will also have CMDB records created for them.

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.

Network and Router Creation

Once an Open Telekom Cloud is integrated into Morpheus, new network creation options become available. When adding a new network (Infrastructure > Networks > Networks Tab), a new type labeled “Open Telekom Private Network” is available when clicking +ADD. When the user creates this network construct in Morpheus, a layer two subnet is created but it’s not connected to a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). This is by design as an Internet-routable network is not always desired. Continue on with this section after creating the network to also create a VPC (router).

Create a network

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Networks

  2. Click on the Networks tab

  3. Click +ADD

  4. Select Open Telekom Private Network

  5. Complete the modal based on requirements for the new network

  6. Click SAVE CHANGES

Create a router

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Networks

  2. Click on the Routers tab

  3. Click +ADD

  4. Select Open Telekom Router

  5. Complete the modal based on requirements for the new router

  6. Click SAVE CHANGES

When creating a router, it’s helpful to note that the External Network is the floating IP network that has been assigned to the OTC project. This network will grant your Instances their routes out to the Internet. The Internal Subnet can be a layer two subnet that you may have created in the previous step. In addition, multiple subnets can be added to the router (VPC) and the IP address on the subnet would be the router’s internal IP address.