CloudForms 4.1 is a hybrid cloud management platform that accelerates service delivery and reduces operational costs for both private and public clouds. It has a self-service portal and service catalog with automated provisioning, and workload lifecycle management, including reconfiguration and retirement. It also includes resource quota enforcement, cost allocation, and chargeback capabilities. CloudForms can help improve operational visibility and control through continuous discovery, monitoring, and tracking of resource usage.  CloudForms helps ensure compliance and governance by providing automated policy enforcement and remediation. Its segmented user role-based access with approval workflows makes for easy configuration auditing, change tracking, and drift analysis.

This technical guide shows an administrator how to deploy CloudForms 4.1 with the Dell Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solution Version 5.0, based on the Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 8.