Abiquo 5.3

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This guide has been written to help System Administrators understand all the system characteristics and configuration details required to install and manage the Abiquo Platform.

We recommend reading the User's Guide alongside this document to help you understand the concepts of IaaS as offered by our Platform.

Requirements

When planning an Abiquo installation, check the requisites at the links below first.

Then you must install the essential base configuration described here before you install the Abiquo platform servers.

Required knowledge

Some essential system administration skills required for managing the cloud platform are as follows.

  • CentOS/RedHat Linux expertise for maintaining the Abiquo servers, which are Linux servers
  • Computer and network security expertise is required to configure and maintain the cloud platform
  • Advanced hypervisor knowledge including virtual machine templates 
  • Networking including design, switch configuration, VLAN and DHCP
  • Storage including hypervisor datastores, NFS/CIFS and iSCSI storage

User interface browsers

Abiquo UI requires a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 for productive work. It is based on HTML5 and you must use browsers that support these HTML5 features:
  • Forms block
  • Drag and drop

The infrastructure map uses Google Maps and the Google Maps Javascript v3 API. See How to Obtain and Install a Google Maps API Key.

For platforms that are isolated or do not require Google Maps, it can be disabled in the Abiquo UI.

The following browsers are compatible with the Abiquo UI. Abiquo recommends that you use Firefox or Chrome.


Vendor

Browser

From Version

Recommended Operating System

Microsoft

Edge

83

Windows

Mozilla

Firefox

50

Windows, Linux, Macintosh

Google

Chrome

55

Windows, Linux, Macintosh

Apple

Safari

10

Macintosh

For mobile devices, check if your browser is compatible with HTML5 using a test such as https://html5test.com/

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