VHM and Amazon Web Services

You can use a SUSE Manager VHM to gather instances from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The VHM allows SUSE Manager to obtain and report information about your clusters. For more information on VHMs, see client-configuration:vhm.adoc.

Create an Amazon EC2 VHM

The Virtual Host Manager (VHM) runs on the SUSE Manager Server.

Ensure you have installed the virtual-host-gatherer-libcloud package on the SUSE Manager Server.

Procedure: Creating an Amazon EC2 VHM
  1. In the SUSE Manager Web UI, navigate to Systems  Virtual Host Managers.

  2. Click Create and select Amazon EC2 from the drop-down menu.

  3. In the Add an Amazon EC2 Virtual Host Manager section, use these parameters:

    • In the Label field, type a custom name for your VHM.

    • In the Access Key ID field, type the access key ID provided by Amazon.

    • In the Secret Access Key field, type the secret access key associated with the Amazon instance.

    • In the Region field, type the region to use.

    • In the Zone field, type the zone your VM is located in. This is required for subscription matching to work.

  4. Click Create to save your changes and create the VHM.

  5. On the Virtual Host Managers page, select the new VHM.

  6. On the Properties page, click Refresh Data to inventory the new VHM.

To see which objects and resources have been inventoried, navigate to Systems  System List  Virtual Systems.

Instances running on the Amazon public cloud will report this UUID to SUSE Manager Server:

i-1234567890abcdef0