The Abiquo OpenStack Neutron integration can be configured for use with private cloud datacenters and OpenStack clouds. The Abiquo OpenStack Neutron integration leverages the following features:
- Tenant management for network isolation
- VLAN management
- Subnet management and routing
- Security group management for load balancers and VMs
- Load balancer as a service
When you create a VDC, Abiquo will create an Abiquo tenant in Neutron, a network (subnet) and a router. The router always has a connection to a private subnet and it can also have an optional connection to an external network that can be configured in the Neutron integration with properties. The Neutron integration can be configured to use the external network to provide Internet access for virtual machines that only have the default private network interface on the private network. Abiquo firewalls are implemented as security groups in Neutron. Abiquo also uses Neutron to configure DHCP options (such as static routes) in virtual machines. When you delete the virtual datacenter, Abiquo deletes all the resources of the virtual datacenter’s tenant in Neutron.