October, 2014

Service Item Selection

Here is something I get a lot, “How can I make a service with multiple service items, but then conditional drop some during the deployment?” Eg. You have a Service Dialog like this one here:

Booz Allen Open Sources Jellyfish Cloud Broker for ManageIQ Community

For some time now, Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the founding members of the ManageIQ Community, has been hard at work on a “cloud broker”. “What is a cloud broker,” you may ask? It’s a nice tool that allows individuals to pick and choose various service offerings from multiple sources, without knowing (or caring) which cloud or virtualization platform supplies the services. That they chose ManageIQ as the platform of record to build on speaks volumes to the hard work those engineers have put in over the last 8 years.