Best Practices and Tools for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise
This article describes the use of software bundles, image management, and other tools on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to solve practical problems in enterprise IT management. A software bundle is a collection of software installation files, configuration files, and metadata that can be deployed on a virtual machine instance. This article presents an overview of software bundle and image management concepts available on the IBM SmartCloud platform. It explains the resource model, compares this platform to other software package management platforms, discusses use cases and surveys the tools available. The concepts are illustrated with the use of an example energy-saving calculator application.