Cloud Control: SoftLayer Target Setup

Document created by Anson McCook Expert on Nov 11, 2016Last modified by Anson McCook Expert on Jun 8, 2017
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**This document is a part of the Cloud Control Setup Overview [Start Here] . Targeting Public Cloud providers requires a license key that includes those features. If you are not able to add AWS, Azure or Softlayer with your current license please reach out to for more information.**



In order to connect Turbonomic to an SoftLayer instance, follow the steps below:


1) Create a user as you would in SoftLayer (see: SoftLayer: Add a New User to a Customer Portal Account )

2) Once the user has been created, navigate to Account > Users

3) Locate the Username and associated API Key. Select View or Generate to see the user's API Key. Record the username and API key for adding the Softlayer target in Turbonomic.

4) Now, add SoftLayer as a target in Turbonomic.

Go to the Admin Tab > Workflows > Target Configuration > Add > Cloud Management > SoftLayer


For Address, you can type OR provide any name you prefer to use to identify your SoftLayer account (ie DevTest, Production). This is helpful if you have multiple SoftLayer accounts.


Username: SoftLayer Username

Password: SoftLayer API Key

Turbonomic will now import all SoftLayer VM templates, collect performance information about workloads, and provide decisions to assure workload performance.