About this Course

Code TPZL1_CQ011
Duration 2 Days

In this workshop, you learn how to use the major functions of IBM Cloud Orchestrator. The primary focus is on using the product-provided features to get the most value from your investment. Using self-service offerings you create OpenStack Heat orchestration templates (HOTs) to model groups of virtual machines so that they can be deployed as a single entity. You use Neutron networking and Cinder volumes in the Heat templates. This workshop focuses on taking full advantage of the workflow and orchestration capabilities that are provided to IBM Cloud Orchestrator through Business Process Manager. You also explore self-service offerings and orchestration with Business Process Manager.
IBM employees, business partners, and customers who need to administrate IBM Cloud Orchestrator and create content to customize IBM Cloud Orchestrator to address use cases not provided with the product. The course is also recommended for IBM employees, business partners, and customers who create and customize workflows for IBM Cloud Orchestrator users.


Before taking this course, you should have the following skills:

  • Basic understanding of cloud and virtualization technologies
  • Basic VMware skills
  • Basic Linux skills
  • Basic understanding of OpenStack Kilo is beneficial
  • Basic understanding of IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack 4.3 and IBM Cloud Orchestrator, including what is new in each product (recorded video)
  • Experience with Business Process Manager orchestration and workflows is beneficial

Delegates will learn how to

After you complete this course, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Manage the IBM Cloud Orchestrator components and environment
  • Access the IBM Cloud Orchestrator user interface and explore the key features
  • Use Business Process Manager artifacts to customize and extend IBM Cloud Orchestrator:
  • Build process workflows for use with IBM Cloud Orchestrator using product-provided toolkits and custom content
  • Build custom user interfaces for self-service offerings
  • Build custom user actions
  • Troubleshoot problems when creating workflows and deploying Heat orchestration templates


Introduction to IBM Cloud Orchestrator

  • What's new in IBM Cloud Orchestrator 2.5 - a brief review
  • Overview of orchestration
  • IBM Cloud Orchestrator extensions and security model
  • Public Cloud Support
  • Bring your own OpenStack
  • Operating the IBM Cloud Orchestrator environment
  • Classroom environment

IBM Cloud Orchestrator user interface

  • Introduction to the IBM Cloud Orchestrator user interface
  • Overview of Self-service categories and offerings
  • Actions Registry
  • Defining and deploying Heat templates
  • Introduction to modifying an offering
  • Customizing the IBM Cloud Orchestrator self-service user interface

Orchestration with Business Process Manager

  • IBM Business Process Manager overview
  • Introduction to the Process Designer
  • Business Process Manager artifacts
  • Introduction to how IBM Cloud Orchestrator uses Business Process Manager
  • Business process details
  • Human service and coach details
  • Variables and data mapping
  • Populating coach controls
  • Toolkits overview
  • Information flow in IBM Cloud Orchestrator
  • Managing the process application lifecycle

IBM Cloud Orchestrator as an Integration Layer

  • Usage examples
  • Legacy front end scenario
  • Legacy backend scenario


  • Platform troubleshooting
  • Business Process Manager Troubleshooting

2 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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