2.1 NetIQ Cloud Manager Installation Pattern

Description: The NetIQ Cloud Manager installation pattern consists of packages for the Cloud Manager Application Server and its Web console. This server communicates with Cloud Manager Orchestration Servers to provide instructions for provisioning, managing, and removing workloads. It also performs user authentication with the LDAP server or Novell Cloud Security Services.

The server requires initial configuration after installation to establish authentication with LDAP, NetIQ Cloud Security Services, or NetIQ Access Manager. The configuration also establishes communication with the Cloud Manager Orchestration Server and its console.

Packages in the Pattern: The table below lists the RPMs in the NetIQ Cloud Manager pattern.

Table 2-1 NetIQ Cloud Manager Packages

Install Pattern [Short Name]

Default Packages Installed

Additonal Required Patterns

Additional Recommended Patterns


NetIQ Cloud Manager








When you select the NetIQ Cloud Manager pattern, the netiq-cloudmanager and the postgresql91-server packages are selected by default. Although you would typically install Cloud Manager to use an external PostgreSQl database, selecting the postgresql91-server package lets you install Cloud Manager to an embedded PostgreSQL server (either version 8.x or 9.x).

You can obtain more information about these patterns and packages in the YaST utility when you have mounted the product ISO.

Installation recommendations: Your server might be capable of handling tasks in addition to its Cloud Manager tasks. However, we strongly recommend that you install the Cloud Manager Server software on a dedicated server to ensure optimal performance. For example, you might not want the same server to host the Cloud Manager Orchestration Server or Novell eDirectory.

Although not mandatory, we recommend that you install and configure the Orchestration Server before you install and configure the application components.