The Abiquo Storage Model consists of the following elements:
The Applications or Appliance Library is contained on the NFS/CIFS Repository. Install one NFS/CIFS Repository per Abiquo datacenter (physical datacenter).
The Apps Library contains:
A Hypervisor Datastore is mounted on the hypervisor and registered in Abiquo. When users deploy virtual machines in Abiquo, the virtual disk image is copied from the Appliance Library to the hypervisor datastore. For this reason, Abiquo recommends separating the Apps Library and the hypervisor datastore.
A hypervisor datastore contains:
Abiquo volumes are virtual block devices that can be mounted on virtual machines. The virtual machines see these volumes as physical disks and they can be attached through the Abiquo GUI and the API.
Virtual storage types:
External storage can contain the following virtual storage types:
The following diagram gives an overview of the Abiquo Storage Model.