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Abiquo 2.6

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User's Guide. 1. Startup

After Abiquo is installed, you can access the platform through the web interface by entering this URL in your browser:


The Abiquo client is compatible with the latest versions of almost all major web browsers. For more information please see the Compatibility Tables section in the Administrator's Guide.

The default data for this platform are:

  • Users & Organizations:
    • Enterprise: abiquo
    • Cloud Administrator (Complete access to all functionality)
      • Username: admin
      • Password: xabiquo
    • Enterprise User (Virtual applications only)
      • Username: user
      • Password: xabiquo

Getting Started with Abiquo

Abiquo is a flexible platform that will allow you to configure your cloud infrastructure as required.

We recommend that the system administrator logs in first as Cloud Administrator, using the default credentials above, and then changes the default passwords and user details in Users View.

Creating Basic Infrastructure Using the Abiquo Wizard

When you first log into Abiquo, you may see the Abiquo wizard. You can use the wizard to configure a basic physical infrastructure and virtual infrastructure to deploy a virtual machine.

Managing the Abiquo Wizard

You can disable the wizard in Configuration View on the General page of the System Properties tab. You can also stop the display of the wizard (in the browser on your local system only) by checking the box to "Don't show me this PopUp again". If the wizard is enabled, you can bring it up again at any time by clicking the wizard button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

Creating Users and Enterprises

After changing the default passwords and user details, cloud administrator should then add a license in Configuration View or using the Abiquo wizard.

The cloud administrator will then need to create both physical infrastructure and users, but either of these can be created first.

  • Before you create users, you can also create enterprises and roles to suit your cloud requirements. For information about creating users, enterprises and roles, please see Users View in this User's Guide.
  • For information about creating physical infrastructure, please see Infrastructure View in this User's Guide.

The Abiquo Quick Tutorial is an introductory overview of working with Abiquo infrastructure and virtualization from a multi-user perspective.

Help Using Abiquo

To open the help page for a pop-up in Abiquo, click the blue wiki links help icon  when it is displayed in the top right corner of a pop-up. You can configure the display of the help icon display and the URLs of the help pages in Configuration view.