Introducing Ubuntu Pro POC for the ITS Private Cloud: Elevating Your Ubuntu Virtual Machines

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a Proof of Concept (POC) that brings the power of Ubuntu Pro to virtual machines (VMs) running on the ITS Private Cloud. As part of this exciting initiative, Ubuntu Pro will be exclusively available for VMs running on Cluster FD3, opening up a new realm of possibilities for enterprise users. This strategic move aims to enhance the performance, security, and management capabilities of Ubuntu-based VMs, providing an elevated experience for our partners operating in the ITS Private Cloud.

In order to streamline the POC, Ubuntu Pro will be exclusively available for VMs running on Cluster FD3. This exclusive availability ensures that we can optimize our resources and provide the best possible experience to the participating partners.

Key Features and Benefits of Ubuntu Pro

  1. Enhanced Security: Ubuntu Pro brings an array of advanced security features, including kernel live patching, extended security maintenance, access to security updates for 30,000+ packages, etc. This ensures that your Ubuntu-based VMs are shielded from emerging threats and vulnerabilities, minimizing downtime and protecting critical business operations.

  2. Performance Optimization: With Ubuntu Pro, VMs on Cluster FD3 can benefit from optimized resource utilization, resulting in improved performance and efficiency.

  3. Streamlined Management: Ubuntu Pro includes powerful management tools that simplify the administration of large-scale VM deployments. With tools like Landscape, administrators gain centralized control, enabling them to efficiently manage and monitor multiple VM instances, deploy updates, and track system health, all from a single interface.

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Join the POC and Experience Ubuntu Pro for Yourself!

Once the requirements are met, we invite interested VM admins to join the POC by activating Ubuntu Pro in 2 steps:


  1. ITS Private Cloud Command Line Interface vss-cli v2023.6.1 or higher:

    vss-cli upgrade # or pip3 install --upgrade vss-cli # or brew update && brew upgrade vss-cli
  2. VM Running on Cluster FD3. If your VM is not currently running on Cluster FD3, do not worry, just request a migration to FD3 and proceed to next step:

    vss-cli --wait compute vm set {vm_id-or-name} domain FD3
  3. Open VMware Tools installed and running. Install and enable VMware Tools as follows:

    sudo apt install open-vm-tools sudo systemctl enable --now vmtoolsd


Follow steps described here


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