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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM Turbonomic ARM
Categories General/Other
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 16, 2023

Turbonomic Targets and General Configurations as YAML

I have recently experienced issues at a customer that rotates credentials, api keys or access keys to endpoints or targets and have failed to update Turbo automatically because it is not baked into any operational process. Now the first thing that comes to mind is a simple question of why they don’t have this step in the standard procedure for updating target credentials. Short answer is that it will happen but the project is still ongoing so they aren’t there yet. However, this isn’t the point of this idea.

Given that we run on Kubernetes natively, the use of Custom Resources to automatically import target configurations and secrets for importing license keys or target credentials would be veru useful for standing up Turbonomic without the manual effort of configuring the license and targets manually. Having installed, uninstalled, reconfigured, reset, broken and fixed turbo many times, the most cumbersome task is to add all of the targets back into a clean install or worry about the fact I don’t use tbutil to back it up and restore on a clean instance. I think more use of YAML to determine consistent turbo configuration would make installation and configuration tasks easier, as well as a little less operational overhead, not to mention easier integration with GitOps tooling and methodologies.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jul 13, 2023

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas.

    IBM has evaluated the request and has determined that it cannot be implemented at this time or does not align with our current strategy or roadmap.

    On a related note, the Turbo SaaS solution may be an alternative to reduce the amount of set up. Although it still requires manual set up of the Targets through the UI, the initial installation and ongoing maintenance/upgrades will be taken care of by the Turbonomic staff.