IBM Cloud Docs Enterprise with BYOL (Bring Your Own License) plan Enterprise with BYOL (Bring Your Own License) plan

IBM® Enterprise with BYOL (Bring Your Own License) plan is a cost-saving plan for users with a license other than SaaS.

In this tutorial, learn how to provision a BYOL instance.

Provisioning Enterprise with BYOL plan through UI

  1. Go to the provisioning page.

  2. To estimate the price by using the Pricing estimator, see Review resource unit consumption.

  3. Go to the Create tab and select the Enterprise plan from the Select a pricing plan section.

  4. Select a location from the Choose a location drop-down list.

    If you choose a location where the Enterprise BYOL plan is not enabled, the system returns a message: This plan is not available with your current account type. Upgrade to a pay-as-you-go account.

  5. Select Bring your own license (BYOL) from the License drop-down list.

  6. Select the checkbox under the License drop-down list to agree to the license terms.

  7. Under the Configure your resource section:

    1. Enter a service name in the Service name column. The service name can be any string. This service name is used in the web console to identify the new deployment.
    2. Select a resource group from the Select a resource group drop-down list.
    3. Optional: Enter the tags and access management tags in the respective columns.
  8. Agree to the license agreement by selecting the checkbox and click Create. The system redirects you to the Resource list page. You can see the instance under the Databases list with status Provision in progress.

  9. Wait for the status to be Active. Your instance is successfully provisioned.

Provisioning Enterprise with BYOL plan through CLI

To provision through CLI, see Provision an instance through CLI.

Make sure to include the license parameter while specifying the parmeters in the provisioning CLI command. If license parameter is not provided, the value is defaulted to Included.

Consider the following example to create a new formation.


    ibmcloud resource service-instance-create <instance-name> lakehouse lakehouse-enterprise us-south -g Default -p '{"datacenter": "ibm:us-south:dal", "license": "byol"}'

Open the web console

  1. Go to Resource list > Databases.

  2. Click your instance link. The service instance page opens.

  3. Click Open web console. The web console opens.

Next steps

To quickly get started with the web console by configuring the infrastructure components, see Quick start console.