Cloud Services

Container Cluster Management

IBM Cloud
Published On Jun 05, 2024 - 1:31 PM

IBM Cloud

Configure an IBM Cloud account view permission.

Configure IBM Cloud for Container Cluster Management

Access Rights:
The Account(Key) should have view permission, and the account should have k8s clusters already created. For that, we need to create a new key; it will be used to create and configure an account on
Container Cluster Management
to pull data from
IBM Cloud
The IBM Cloud requires the following steps to create the appropriate Secret Key account:
Step 1:
Log in or Sign Up and create an account on and select the
Manage and Access (IAM)
Step 2:
Select the
API keys
and select
Create an IBM Cloud API key
Step 3:
On the Create API key dialog box, enter the key Name and some description about where the key will be used and the purpose of creating the key; select the
Step 4:
Your API Key is created successfully. Please copy & save it in someplace safe.
Step 5:
To create a
Classic Infrastructure API Key
, go to
Access (IAM)
API keys
, and select
Classic infrastructure API keys
as shown below.
Step 6:
Create a classic infrastructure key
. The API key is created. Copy or download the API key, and save it in a safe place.
Step 7:
To obtain the IBM Cloud
Classic Infrastructure Username
, click
Access (IAM)
Step 8:
Select the user from the list. The User details tab of the Manage user page is displayed. The
Classic Infrastructure Username
value, which is a combination of a number_emailID is listed under VPN Password section.
Step 9:
To obtain
Account ID
, go to
Account Settings
in the navigation menu on the left note down the
. This ID must be entered in the Account Number field in the connections menu described below.
At this point, you have successfully configured IBM Cloud to exchange data with the tenant.

IAM connection

Once all configuration steps have been completed at a cloud provider level, you must configure the tenant to continue with the data exchange for cluster management.


  • Complete configuration on the Cloud Provider console:
    1. From the Kyndryl Platform landing page, select the Main menu or the
      Manage IAM
    2. Select Admin and then,
    3. On the IAM screen, select the
      tab from the left panel.
    4. Select the
      Add New
      Drop-down menu.
    5. Select the
      Add a Connection
    6. Select the Technology Category as
      Cloud Provider
    7. Select
      IBM Cloud
    8. Enter the
      Account Number
      Classic Infrastructure Username
      Classic Infrastructure API Key
      , and
      IBM Cloud API Key
      from the IBM account referred to in the previous section.
    9. Validate your credentials by selecting
      Test connection
    10. Once the connection is successful, select
      to create a connection.
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