This technical guide shows an administrator how to deploy Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 with the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Red Hat OpenStack Version 10.0.1, based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 10.

CloudForms is a hybrid cloud management platform, based on the open source project called ManageIQ, 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 guide also explains how to configure CloudForms for chargeback reporting, and how to integrate CloudForms with OpenShift Container Platform to provide a complete Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Containers as a Service (CaaS) solution. 

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