Managed virtual images and machines

Managed virtual images and managed virtual machines are logical groupings of either virtual images or virtual machines that represent application topologies. An example of managed virtual images could be a collection of one virtual image for a web server and another virtual image for a database server that are used together. Managed virtual images and managed virtual machines can have test environments associated with them that describe the application topology that they represent.
Note: You must be integrated with an external provider, such as VMLogix or Surgient or another tool that manages virtual images and machines, to view or use managed virtual images or virtual machines. For information about setting up the integration of the external provider application and IBM® Engineering Test Management, see the product documentation for the external provider application.

Managed virtual images and managed virtual machines are synchronized from an external provider. You cannot manually create them. The external provider applications provide information about the virtual images and virtual machines that is visible in Engineering Test Management. The user can create a test environment for managed virtual images or managed virtual machines. The test environment describes what is created if a managed virtual image is deployed and virtual machines are created from the images. For example, users could see a managed virtual image imported into Engineering Test Management, that contains a virtual image that they recognize as their web server test environment. They could then create a test environment that describes their web server and add it to the managed virtual image to identify it for other users.

You can view and work with managed virtual images and managed virtual machines by pointing to the Lab Management (Lab Management) and clicking Browse > Test Cells.

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