With this post I want to help to avoid pitfalls in wording of promo code and feature code in context with IBM Cloud.
I wrote in two blog posts about, how to enter feature codes and use them:
- Feature code and free Kubernetes Cluster @IBM Cloud
- How to enter your feature code in the newer IBM Cloud UI? (UPDATE)
- Here is the IBM Cloud documentation: Applying feature codes to Lite accounts
Sometimes you get a “promo (promotion) code” or “feature code” at a conference, at a hackathon or on a website for free IBM Cloud usage.
So, the best definition from my point of view is:
“The promo code wording is often used for a feature code, but feature code is not a promo code.”
The promo code wording is intended to be used for IaaS components at IBM Cloud.
The naming promo code can be confusing, because inside the IBM Cloud you can only enter subscription or feature codes.
Important is, if you get codes for free usage, you have it to enter here 😉
After you have applied the “feature code” you get the account type trial (free).
The account type trial is, as far as I currently know, not listed in the IBM Cloud documentation .
As far as I at the moment know, with the account type trial, you can use all free and lite services inside IBM Cloud, including the creation of a free Kubernetes cluster and you don’t need to enter a credit card number.
Here is a video in addition to understand, what you can use for example in a hackathon?
I hope this was useful for you and let’s see what’s next?
PS: You can try out Cloud Foundry Apps or Kubernetes on IBM Cloud. By the way, you can use the IBM Cloud for free, if you simply create an IBM Lite account. Here you only need an e-mail address.
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