Getting Started

webMethods Cloud Container offers the ability to use Software AG Designer, the full-featured professional development environment, to deploy packages and configurations that reside within on-premises runtimes or repositories to Cloud Container.

Choose from predefined cloud solution landscapes, let Software AG handle landscape provisioning, deploy the packages and configurations, manage fixes, patches and upgrades, and provide CI/CD support in the cloud. Then explore out-of-the-box monitoring dashboards to track solution health as well as alerts.

Let's get started

Using Software AG Designer or by employing the Continuous Integration (CI) approach, you can seamlessly deploy your on-premises webMethods Integration Server packages, Adapter packages, webMethods CloudStreams packages, configuration assets, and customized configurations to solutions created on Cloud Container. In the Cloud Container context, configuration assets are limited to webMethods Integration Server and Universal Messaging configurations.

See the following video to quickly get started with Cloud Container.

Installation requirements

Click here for information on installation requirements.

Cloud Container supports several commonly used web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge.

How to Register?

You can register to Cloud Container in two ways:
- Using Software AG Cloud - Available in regions Europe (Frankfurt) and United States (Oregon)
- Without Software AG Cloud - Available in region Europe (Ireland)

To register through Software AG Cloud sign-up and try Cloud Container for free:

  1. Access the Software AG Cloud sign-up URL

    Wait for a few minutes after you register.

    You will receive an email for creating a Software AG Cloud account.

  2. Access your account by logging with your email address and password you had set during the registration process.

    When you access Cloud Container for the first time using Software AG Cloud, you need to start provisioning.

    After provisioning, your setup will be complete, and you can log in to Cloud Container.

Note: Whether you try registering to Cloud Container using Software AG Cloud tenant or non-Software AG Cloud tenant, provisioning is a routine task that you will perform when accessing Cloud Container for the first time.

To register and try Cloud Container without Software AG Cloud sign-up:

  1. Access the sign-up URL:

    You will receive an email for the username and password.

  2. Access your account by logging with your email address and temporary password provided to you in the email and log in to Cloud Container.

Create a Solution

You must first create a solution in Cloud Container before deploying the on-premises assets and configurations. After you launch Cloud Container, click Solutions > Solution List. The Solution List page displays the solutions created in Cloud Container.

Note: You must have the required permissions under Settings > Access Profiles > Administrative Permissions > Functional Controls > Solution to create, or delete Solutions.

Note: Further, you cannot modify the solution name after it is created.

When you create a solution from the predefined landscape templates, you can set the number of CPU core to 1, 2, and 4 and Memory to 2, 4, 8, and 16 in GB. Note that the allocated configurations (CPU and Memory) of Integration Server node is shared by processes other than Integration Server runtime as well. For example, if a user is configuring 4 GB memory when creating a solution using the landscape template with Integration Server connected to Universal Messaging, then an approximate of 3.6 GB configurations is used for Integration Server and the rest would be shared by other processes.

To create a solution:

  1. Log in to Cloud Container.

  2. Click Solutions > Solution List. The Solution List page appears.

  3. From the Solution List page, click Create New Solution to create a solution.
    Note: Solutions created using a trial account are deactivated daily by UTC +01:00 AM. After you log in, you need to reactivate the solutions. All assets will be available after a short delay.

  4. Select the landscape model that best represents your environment.
    The available designs are an webMethods Integration Server with a BigMemory Max server, an webMethods Integration Server with Universal Messaging and a BigMemory Max server, or webMethods Integration Servers with Universal Messaging, and a BigMemory Max stripe.

  5. Click OK.
    In the New Solution page, fill in the solution Name, the solution Description, the name of the webMethods Integration Server and Universal Messaging instances, number of CPU Cores, and Memory characteristics of the hardware to support each service in the solution landscape. You can also select the webMethods Integration Server and Universal Messaging icons to highlight the sections in the New Solution page. BigMemory Max is available only when webMethods Integration Server runs in a stateful clustered mode.

    For more information about creating a solution, see Creating Solutions.

Deploy on-premises packages and configurations

Using Designer you can deploy your on-premises Integration Server packages and configuration assets to Cloud Container. Before deploying the packages and configuration assets, you must configure a connection to Cloud Container. Click here for more information.

After you publish the assets and configurations to Cloud Container, you can move the assets from one environment to another environment. Click here to know more about environments.

Execute Services

After you deploy the on-premises assets, you can view and run the services by using the Service Editor. Click here to know more about services.

More Help

It is now easier to find other technical information about Cloud Container in the vast pool of assets on TECHcommunity. Click the below links to know more.

Topics Links
Introduction https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-introduction/237414
Monitoring UM on Cloud Container https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/monitoring-um-on-cloud-container/237475
Not just Lift and Shift - Freedom to Lift-Think-Shift, Lift and Re-shape https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-not-just-lift-and-shift-freedom-to-lift-think-shift-lift-and-re-shape/237466
What is your Cloud Transformation Strategy? https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/what-is-your-cloud-transformation-strategy/237298
Integration and Cloud Computing https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/integration-and-cloud-computing/237285
Connecting to UM from External Clients https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/connecting-to-um-from-external-clients/237449
Deploying Custom Libraries and Certificates https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-custom-libraries-and-certificates/237458
webMethods Cloud Container-Cloud Storage https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-cloud-storage/237457
API Invocation using Invoke, REST, SOAP and OData https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-api-invocation-using-invoke-rest-soap-and-odata/237451
Manual Deployment https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-manual-deployment/237452
Deploying Resource Configurations https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-resource-configurations/237454
Deploying SFTP Configurations https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-sftp-configurations/237455
Deploying IS Packages to Integration Server Including Runtime Configuration https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-is-packages-to-integration-server-including-runtime-configuration/237441
Deploying IS Packages to Integration Server with Variable Substitution https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-is-packages-to-integration-server-with-variable-substitution/237442
Executing Services using Two-way SSL API Invoke https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-executing-services-using-two-way-ssl-api-invoke/237439
Deploying File Access Controls https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-file-access-controls/237434
Deploying Schedulers https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-schedulers/237427
Direct Deployment from Designer using Include runtime configuration https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-direct-deployment-from-designer-using-include-runtime-configuration/237426
Deploying Messaging Configurations https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-messaging-configurations/237419
Cloudstreams Support https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/cloud-container-cloudstreams-support/237394
Unit Test Framework(UTF) https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-unit-test-framework-utf/237416
Variable Substitution, Deployment, Rollback and Deletion https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-variable-substitution-deployment-rollback-and-deletion/237417
Deploying UM Assets https://tech.forums.softwareag.com/t/webmethods-cloud-container-deploying-um-assets/237418