Compute resources in Datacenters are represented as machines on racks. This page describes compute resources in Abiquo datacenters, which include machines in standard racks and blades in managed racks.
In Abiquo, a rack is a logical entity used for grouping machines. Groups of machines may be useful in:
Abiquo racks can be configured to mirror physical racks, i.e. a group of machines connected to the same top-of-rack switch. The Administrator's Guide describes the hypervisor network configuration.
Abiquo supports two types of racks: standard racks and managed racks.
When you select a machine on a rack or a blade on a managed rack, you will see the machine control panel. This panel contains: machine control buttons and machine description tabs. This section contains a description of the general virtual machine controls. Further information can be found for:
This section describes the general machine controls for all Abiquo racks in datacenters. This section does not apply to public datacenters.
|Open VDRP/VNC to access the virtual machine (if supported by the hypervisor)|
|Send email to the owner of the virtual machine|
|Capture the Virtual Machine|
|Power On/Power Off the virtual machine|
|Pause the virtual machine|
|Restart the virtual machine.|
See Deploy a Virtual Appliance for more information.
The provisioning process selects a machine for deploying a virtual machine, according to the Virtual Machine Allocation. You can disable a machine in order to avoid deploying virtual machines on it. To do this, click the disable button:
When the machine is disabled, the disable button will change to an enable button. To re-enable the machine, click the enable button.
After a machine has been disabled by HA, the system administrator should restart the machine and check the hypervisor.
Attention: Restarting an ESX or ESXi host disabled by HA
Before manually enabling an ESXi host in Abiquo:
A machine disabled by HA will have the state HA DISABLED in the Abiquo GUI. Manually enable the machine in Abiquo by clicking the enable button on the right-hand side of the screen.
Machines can be reserved for a specific enterprise and the enterprise's deployments can also be restricted to these reserved machines. This is done in Users View by selecting the editing the Enterprise and selecting the Reservations tab (see Reservations.)
Click the email iconto send email notifications about a machine or its virtual machines. Notifications can be sent to either the owner of the machine (the user who created it) or to the administrator or enterprise manager.
The managers of an enterprise are all the users of that enterprise with the "Define Enterprise Manager" privilege. All users who have virtual machines deployed on that machine will receive email notifications about a machine.
For event notification from Abiquo, the system administrator should use the Abiquo Events Notifier.
Every time a user deploys or undeploys a virtual appliance, the used resources (CPU, RAM, Hard Disk) in the physical infrastructure are updated. These resource allocation values can be viewed in the State tab of the Machine details pane.
Manually refreshing allocated resources
Click thebutton to refresh the state and resources of the selected machine.