Abiquo 2.6

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Hyper-V Abiquo Features Table

Configure Hyper-V

Configure Hyper-V for use with Abiquo by following the instructions on Hyper-V Cloud Node Configuration

Hyper-V in the Abiquo Platform

Remote Access

In Hyper-V 3, there is no VNC/RDP access through the eye icon. Abiquo provides RDP connection details for VMs. Users will require access to the hypervisor to connect to VMs.

Abiquo recommends xfreerdp. When you click the eye icon, Abiquo opens a popup displaying the connection details in xfreerdp format.

xfreerdp /d:my.domain.com /u:Administrator /p:abiqu0! /vmconnect:27b6f5f6-7c83-447c-83c3-b4093dc16f14 /v:
Best Practices

Abiquo will allow you to configure a system drive as the datastore. However, this is not recommended because of disk latency or potential disk space problems. You can use a local datastore or an SMB share.

Linux Guests

Linux Integration Services are required for disk controller detection.

Prepare to Add a Hyper-V Hypervisor to Abiquo

Create a virtual switch for use by Hyper-V before you add it to Abiquo, for example, using Hyper-V Manager.

Create a Network Service Type in Abiquo before you add the hypervisor.

Adding Hyper-V to the Abiquo GUI

Create a physical machine with a hypervisor type of Hyper-V.

Enter the User name. It can be an Active Directory login or local user (Abiquo 2.6, use an Administrator account). Ensure that the 'User' information include the is the domain prefix (or machine name if not connected to a domain) as in the example below tau-main\administrator (domain\user).

General Information

Confirm that the information is correct and/or change any specific information as applicable (such as additional information in the description box).

Add the machine to the correct Abiquo 'Rack' in the drop down.

Network Interfaces

Select the network service type for your virtual switch.


The datastore must be a mapped drive. It can be:

  • local datastore (e.g. D:\)
    • Abiquo recommends that you do not use C:\ 
  • SMB share (e.g. X: which has the share \\SMB_SERVER\sharefolder mounted)
    • this configuration is suitable for a shared datastore

The full datastore path is the root path + directory

SMB shares will display with the name of the SMB share (e.g. \\SMB_SERVER\sharefolder)

When you edit the datastore, you will see the drive name (e.g. X:\)

Configure your network service type before you add the Hyper-V machine to Abiquo.