To manage network configuration, click the Infrastructure buttonat the top of the main screen. Select a datacenter in the list, then click the button to see the datacenter detail. In the datacenter pane on the right, click the Network tab.
Abiquo offers four types of networks in virtual datacenters:
Public networks allow the users of virtual datacenters to use Internet addressable public IP addresses in their virtual infrastructure. These networks are not assigned to any specific enterprise in Abiquo and they cannot be the default network for a virtual datacenter.
External networks are assigned to a single enterprise and they may have public or private IP addresses. IP addresses on these networks can be used in more than one virtual datacenter. External networks can be assigned to an enterprise's datacenters or virtual datacenters as a default network, thus streamlining the configuration of access to networks outside the virtual datacenter.
Unmanaged Networks are a special type of external network. Their IP addresses are allocated outside of Abiquo. In Abiquo you must enter the network and the gateway. The IP address for virtual machines on these networks can be assigned using the corporate DHCP server or by manually entering configuration with ifconfig in a shell, for example.
The cloud administrator is responsible for the proper administration of IP address ranges and VLAN tags.
When you create a virtual datacenter in a public datacenter, Abiquo creates a private network. This private network can have the default Abiquo private configuration or a custom private network configuration. The network has an internet gateway. If the default network configuration for your enterprise is not a private network (e.g. an external network), then this configuration will be ignored.
In addition, you can add Elastic IPs to your virtual machines. These are public IPs that Abiquo includes in an unmanaged network. Remember that Amazon will charge for Elastic IPs when they are not in use, so you should not keep these IPs on virtual machines that are not deployed.