Setting up Watson Studio Enterprise

When you purchase the Watson Studio Enterprise plan, you must perform configuration tasks in your IBM Cloud account and within Watson Studio. Then your users can join your Watson Studio app.

Step 1: Purchase Watson Studio Enterprise
Step 2: Set up tasks for account administrators
Step 3: Set up tasks for each user
Step 4: Use enterprise services in Watson Studio tasks for team members

Step 1: Purchase Watson Studio Enterprise

If you have a Pay-go or subscription IBM Cloud account with enough credits, you can purchase Watson Studio Enterprise directly from IBM Cloud. Otherwise, you must purchase Watson Studio Enterprise from your IBM sales representative.

To purchase Watson Studio Enterprise:

  1. If necessary, order Watson Studio Enterprise through your IBM sales representative and wait for a welcome email. If you did not receive the welcome email within two days, contact the Watson Studio support team through the chat service.
  2. Go to the Watson Studio plan page and log in to your IBM Cloud account.
  3. Select the appropriate region and resource group to provision to.
  4. Select the appropriate plan:
    • Enterprise v2 (via IBM sales) if you ordered through IBM sales.
    • Enterprise v2 if your are purchasing through IBM Cloud.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Go to your Service Console Dashboard, click the Watson Studio Enterprise instance, and then click Get Started.
  7. Complete your registration.

Step 2: Set up tasks for account administrators

As the IBM Cloud account owner or administrator, follow the instuctions in Set up additional account users to finish setting up Watson Studio Enterprise by completing these steps:

  1. Provision an IBM Cloud Object Storage service with the Standard pricing plan for the account.
  2. Add non-administrative users to the account and assign user roles so that they can access the account’s resources.
  3. Assign IBM Watson apps permissions and roles.
  4. Add administrative users to the account.

Step 3: Set up tasks for each team member

As a team member, you must sign up for Watson Studio with your IBM Cloud account and specify the account and resource group for Watson Studio Enterprise.

To start using Watson Studio Enterprise:

  1. Get the IBM Cloud account and resource group name from your administrator.
  2. Go to dataplatform.cloud.ibm.com.
  3. Log in with your IBM Cloud credentials.
  4. When prompted, select the IBM Cloud account and resource group name for the Watson Studio Enterprise instance.
  5. Click Continue. Your Watson Studio home page appears.

You can now use Watson Studio as an enterprise user.

Now you can go directly to the Watson Studio site for your region to log in:

Step 4: Use enterprise services in Watson Studio tasks for team members

To use Watson Studio Enterprise assets, associate your Watson Studio projects with the IBM Cloud Object Storage instance and any other service instances that the administrator set up for Watson Studio Enterprise.

To create a project with enterprise services:

  1. Get the names of the IBM Cloud Object Storage and other service instances from your administrator.
  2. Log in to Watson Studio.
  3. Click Create project and select a project starter.
  4. On the New project page, choose the appropriate instance names for the services you need.
  5. Click Create.

To add an enterprise service to an existing project:

  1. Get the names of the service instance from your administrator.
  2. Open the project.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. In the Associated Services section, click Add service and choose the appropriate service type and name.
  5. Select the instance name from the list and click Select.