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Introduction to configuration view

In Configuration view, administrators configure many aspects of the platform, including the user interface, infrastructure defaults, password security, licenses, and so on.

To access Configuration view:

Privilege: Access Configuration view, Modify configuration data

  1. Click the cog Configuration view icon on the main menu



Configuration view changelog

See Changes to configuration view




Modify platform configuration using the API


API Documentation

For the Abiquo API documentation of this feature, see Abiquo API Resources and the page for this resource SystemPropertiesResource.





Configuration view table


General

Default

Notes

Info

Logo file

theme/abicloudDefault/img/logo.png

Directory and filename of the default enterprise logo file. The directory is relative to the Abiquo UI folder. The logo file should be a .png, .jpg, or other web compatible image file. The resolution should be 72 PPI and the space reserved for the image is 48 x 48 pixels

 

Enable tutorials

(tick)

See Abiquo tutorials for onboarding users

 

Elements per page in main lists

25

 

 

Refresh interval (seconds) for all views (set to 0 to disable automatic refresh)

600

As you are working in Abiquo, to manually update the screen to display the latest data from the API, click the Refresh button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

URL displayed when the enterprise logo is clicked

https://www.abiquo.com

To display this page, the Abiquo server must have access to the URL

 

Display Report button linked to this URL (empty -> no Report button display)

 

To enable users to display this button, also assign the privilege to access reports to their user roles. For more details, see the Abiquo reports with Jaspersoft section

 

Reporting logout URL (empty -> no logout from Abiquo)

 

Before the user enters Reports through the UI, the platform will use this URL to log out from any previous sessions in Reports

 

Allow user to change their password

(tick)

Select this option to enable users to open a dialog to edit their personal details from the menu of the User icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. The user can change their password if platform authentication is used. If you disable this option, you can only edit users in Users view. See Configure the user icon menu

 

Allow user to log out

(tick)

Allow users to log out by selecting Log out from the menu of the User icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. Otherwise Log out will not display on the menu, and users will only be logged out when their browser session ends

 

Show virtual machine hard disk tab

(tick)

Display the VM Hard disk tab

 

Redirect to this URL after logout (empty -> login screen)

 

If you do not enter a logout URL, the platform displays the login screen after the user logs out

 

Default view after login

Home

Select from the list of Abiquo views - Home, Infrastructure, etc. The Home view dashboard is the system default. If another view is set as the system default and the user does not have enough privileges to display it, the Home view will display

 

Show details of soft limits when reached

(tick)

If you do not select this option, the soft limits message states that the user has reached the soft limit, and asks if they want to continue. See Hard and soft limits and Allocation limit messages

 

Show details of hard limit when reached

(tick)

If you do not select this option, the hard limits message states that the user has reached the hard limit and that the operation cannot be performed. See Hard and soft limits and Allocation limit messages

 

Workflow endpoint

 

Enter the URL endpoint for the workflow process. If workflow is enabled, Abiquo will send workflow requests to this URL. The workflow endpoint is the URL of the web application that connects to the workflow tool. If you do not have the URL for the workflow endpoint, check with your system administrator. See Abiquo workflow feature

 

Enable workflow

(error)

If you select this option, the platform will hold deploy and reconfigure tasks and display the queue in Virtual datacenters view on the Workflow tasks tab. Before you enable workflow, enter the Workflow endpoint, otherwise any tasks in progress will fail because of the missing endpoint. See Abiquo workflow feature

 

Enable virtual machine monitoring by default

(error)

If you select this option and monitoring is configured, see Configure VM monitoring and metrics and Abiquo configuration properties#monitoring, by default the platform will fetch metrics for each VM and display all metrics on the VM graph. This property will apply to all VMs created after you change its value, including newly captured VMs. In the API, the value of client.main.monitorEnabled system property is set to 0 for disabled or 1 for enabled

 

Infrastructure

Default

Notes

Info

Default Abiquo template repo (will not be created if empty)

http://abiquo-repository.abiquo.com/ovfindex.xml

 

 

Default latitude for datacenters map

41.3825

The decimal latitude of the map location to display when the map opens in the Infrastructure view. The default value is for Barcelona. See Display infrastructure map

 

Default longitude for datacenters map

2.176944

The decimal longitude of the map location to display when the map opens in the Infrastructure view. The default value is for Barcelona. See Display infrastructure map

 

Default zoom level for datacenters map

4

See Display infrastructure map

 

Number of IP addresses in lists

25

 

 

Allow remote access to virtual machines

(tick)

If you select this option, you can click the console icon of a VM in a virtual datacenter to open a remote access console. This option does not affect remote shell access outside of Abiquo. Otherwise, the console icon is disabled. See Configure remote access to virtual machines

 

Refresh interval for virtual appliance deployment progress (seconds)

5

How often the background process checks the deployment of virtual appliances and updates the virtual appliance state. See Manage Virtual Appliances

 

Default hypervisor password

temporal

 

 

Default hypervisor port

 

 

 

Default Hypervisor user

root

 

 

Allowed virtual storage volume sizes (gigabytes)

1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256

The platform displays these values in gigabytes to select when adding a new volume in private cloud. Enter values separated by commas with no spaces. You can enter values with decimal places and values lower than one

 

Default minimum network ID

2

 

 

Default maximum network ID

4094

 

 

Max quantity of IPs to create

1022

 

Network

Default

Notes

Info

Name

default_private_network

The name of the default private network

 

Netmask

24

The network mask of the default private network

 

Network address

192.168.0.0

The network address of the default private network

 

Gateway

192.168.0.1

The gateway of the network. The gateway IP address must be inside the range defined by the network address and the network mask

 

Primary DNS

 

 

 

Secondary DNS

 

 

 

DNS suffix

 

 

 

Dashboard

Default

Notes

Info

URL of documentation home page

https://wiki.abiquo.com

 

 

Show Users button on main toolbar

(tick)

If selected, the platform displays the Users view button, and administrators can edit users. If not selected, the platform does not display the button, and no one can edit users until the cloud administrator changes this option

 

URL to purchase licenses

///www.abiquo.com/license

URL that will display in Abiquo to enable users to purchase licenses

 

Enable maintenance mode

(error)

Enable the display of maintenance window notices. See Configure maintenance notices

 

Maintenance start time

 

Specify the start of the maintenance period in JavaScript date-time format: yyyy-mm-ddTHH:MM:ss.lo, for example, 2018-10-19T11:00:00.000+0200

 

Maintenance end time

 

Specify the end of the maintenance period in JavaScript date-time format: yyyy-mm-ddTHH:MM:ss.lo, for example, 2018-10-20T11:00:00.000+0200

 

Additional maintenance info URL

 

Link on the maintenance popup to add additional information about the maintenance. See Configure maintenance notices

 

Restore default dashboards

 

Click this button to restore the default dashboards to display Metrics, Hybrid, and Optimization tabs.

 

Security

Default

Notes

Info

Enable two-factor authentication

(error)

See Configure two factor authentication

 

No. of previous passwords that cannot be repeated

1

Set a history value to prevent users from repeating old passwords. The platform will check new passwords against the password history. The range of values is 0 to 100, and the default value of 1 password means that users cannot repeat the previous password. To disable this check, set the value to 0

 

Maximum password age (days)

0

Prevent users from keeping the same password for a long time by setting a maximum password age. The range of values is from 0 to 999 days. To disable this check, set the value to 0

 

Minimum time between password changes (days)

0

Prevent users from quickly changing their password, especially back to an old password by setting a minimum password age. This is the minimum time from when a password is changed until the password can be changed again. The range of values is from 0 to 999 days. To disable this check, set the value to 0

 

Minimum password length

8

Prevent users from creating short passwords that are easier to break by setting a minimum password length. The range of values is from 1 to 21 characters

 

Require complex password

(error)

If selected, the user must enter a complex password. A complex password must not contain the user's name and must include at least three of the following five categories - uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, non-alphanumeric characters, and other Unicode characters

 

Tries before user account is locked

0

Number of unsuccessful login attempts that a user can make before their account is locked. The range of values is 0 to 5 tries. The default value of 0 means that the check is disabled by default

 

Account lock duration (minutes)

1

Length of time in minutes that a user account is locked after the user has made too many unsuccessful login attempts. The range of values is from 1 to 60 minutes

 

Allow password reset

(error)

If selected, the platform will allow a user to reset their password. See Configure passwords. Further configuration and ReCaptcha is required

 

Reset password URI

http://localhost/ui/

Enter a URI that the platform will redirect to when users request a password reset. See Configure passwords

 

Guest password email enabled

(error)

Send guest password by email to the user email address. To configure guest password length and characters, see Abiquo configuration properties#guest

 

Guest password SMS gateway

 

The URL of an SMS gateway (e.g. email.smsgateway.example.com) for sending guest password by SMS. Leave empty to disable this feature. The platform will send an email to "user phone number@sms gateway"

 

Default

Notes

Info

Show help button

(tick)

If selected, display the help button on all dialogs. When users click this icon, the platform will open the specific help page for the dialog or the default help page

 

Show default help button

(error)

For pop-ups without a specific help page link, display the default help button to link to the default help page

 

Default help URL

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Abiquo+Documentation+Home

URL of the default help page

 




Configuration view wiki links table


Dashboard

Default

Info

Manage dashboards and widgets

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Dashboards

 

Infrastructure

Default

Info

Create datacenter

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Datacenters+and+Public+Cloud+Regions

 

Edit datacenter

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Datacenters+and+Public+Cloud+Regions#ManageDatacentersandPublicCloudRegions-ModifyaDatacenteroraPublicCloudRegion

 

Manage remote services

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Datacenters+and+Public+Cloud+Regions#ManageDatacentersandPublicCloudRegions-ManageRemoteServices

 

Edit remote service

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Datacenters+and+Public+Cloud+Regions#ManageDatacentersandPublicCloudRegions-ModifyRemoteServices

 

Create physical machine

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Compute+in+Datacenters#ComputeinDatacenters-CreateMachines

 

Create rack

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Compute+in+Datacenters#ComputeinDatacenters-CreateRacks

 

Mail notification

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Compute+in+Datacenters#ComputeinDatacenters-SendingEmailNotifications

 

Manage hardware profiles

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Hardware+profiles

 

Create public network

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Public+Networks

 

Create external network

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+External+Networks

 

Manage excluded networks

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+excluded+networks

 

Manage devices

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Devices

 

Manage NAT

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+NAT

 

Manage QoS

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Networks#ManageNetworks-LimitPublicIPbandwidthsforaVDC

 

Manage adress ranges

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+address+ranges

 

Create storage device

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Storage#ManageStorage-CreatePersistentStorageDevices

 

Create storage pools

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Storage#ManageStorage-StoragePools

 

Edit tiers

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Storage#ManageStorage-ManageStorageServiceLevelswithTiers

 

Manage datastore tiers

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Datastore+Service+Levels+with+Datastore+Tiers

 

Set global allocation rules

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Allocation+Rules#AllocationRules-GlobalRulesManagement

 

Set datacenter allocation rules

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Allocation+Rules#AllocationRules-DatacenterRulesManagement

 

Manage backup policies

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Backup

 

Edit backup policy properties

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Backup#Backup-ConfigureBackupPolicyProperties

 

Manage backup manager

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Backup

 

Virtual datacenters

Default

Info

Create virtual datacenter

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Virtual+Datacenters#ManageVirtualDatacenters-Createavirtualdatacenter

 

Synchronize public cloud

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Virtual+Datacenters#ManageVirtualDatacenters-OnboardfromPublicCloud

 

Create virtual appliance

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Virtual+Appliances#ManageVirtualAppliances-CreateaVirtualAppliance

 

Create virtual appliance based on spec

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Virtual+Appliances#ManageVirtualAppliances-Createavirtualappliancebasedonaspec

 

Create virtual appliance spec

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Virtual+Appliances#ManageVirtualAppliances-Savevirtualapplianceconfigurationasaspec

 

Create private network

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Networks#ManageNetworks-Createaprivatenetwork

 

Create public network

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Networks#ManageNetworks-ObtainIPaddressesfrompublicnetworks

 

Create network IP

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Networks#ManageNetworks-AddIPstoprivatenetworks

 

Reserve IP(s) for virtual datacenter

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Networks#ManageNetworks-ReserveprivateIPs

 

Manage NAT IPs

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+NAT+for+virtual+datacenters

 

Create volume

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Persistent+Storage+and+VMs#ManagePersistentStorageandVMs-Managepersistentvolumes

 

Create virtual machine

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Virtual+Machines#ManageVirtualMachines-CreateaVM

 

Edit virtual machine

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Configure+Virtual+Machines

 

Create VM network interface

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/VM+network

 

Create VM instance

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Virtual+Machines#ManageVirtualMachines-SaveVMdiskstocreateaninstancetemplate

 

Create persistent VM

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Persistent+Storage+and+VMs#ManagePersistentStorageandVMs-CreatepersistentVMsusingpersistenttemplates

 

Capture VM

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Import+and+Capture+Virtual+Machines

 

More info while deploying VApp

 

 

Create VM layer

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Virtual+Appliances#ManageVirtualAppliances-CreateVMswithhighavailability

 

Manage scaling group

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Scaling+Groups

 

Create/edit firewall

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Firewalls

 

Edit firewall rules

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Firewalls#ManageFirewalls-Editfirewallrules

 

Manage classic firewalls and rules

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+classic+firewalls

 

Create/edit load balancer

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Load+Balancers

 

Manage VPNs

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+VPNs

 

Manage availability sets

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Availability+Sets

 

Manage virtual machine alarms

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+cloud+alarms

 

Manage resource tags

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Tags

 

Manage resource groups

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Resource+Groups

 

Manage global networks and subnets

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+global+networks+and+subnets

 

Apps library

Default

Info

VM template upload

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Add+VM+Templates+to+the+Apps+Library#AddVMTemplatestotheAppsLibrary-UploadTemplatesfromtheLocalFilesystem

 

Edit VM template

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Modify+a+VM+Template

 

Export VM template

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/VM+Template+Mobility

 

Manage spec versions

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+virtual+appliance+specs#ManageVirtualApplianceSpecs-Definetheversionofaspectouse

 

Users

Default

Info

Create enterprise

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Enterprises#ManageEnterprises-CreateanEnterprise

 

Datacenter limits

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Configure+an+Enterprise+in+a+Cloud+Location

 

Create user

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Users#ManageUsers-CreateorEditaUser

 

Create role

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Roles

 

Create scope

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Scopes

 

Pricing

Default

Info

Create currency

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Pricing+View#PricingView-ManageCurrencies

 

Create cost code

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Pricing+View#PricingView-ManageCostCodes

 

Create pricing template

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Pricing+View#PricingView-ManagePricingModels

 

Control

Default

Info

Manage action plans, schedule and alert triggers

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Action+Plans

 

Manage alerts

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Alerts

 

Manage budgets

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Manage+Budgets

 

Configuration

Default

Info

Configuration tab

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Configuration+View

 

License tab

https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/Configuration+View#ConfigurationView-LicenseManagement

 




Introduction to licenses

Abiquo licensing is based on managed CPU cores. When you purchase an Abiquo license, you must specify the number of CPUs that the Abiquo platform will manage and obtain a license according to that number.

There is no restriction on the way a user licenses the product. Users can purchase more than one license, and combine them to fit their needs.

Cumulative licensing

Abiquo uses a cumulative licensing mechanism, so users who purchase several licenses L to manage N cores will have the ability to manage L1*N1 + L2*N2 + Ln*Nn cores.

Remember that in general Abiquo Enhancement Packs are separate plugins that require their own licenses.




Request a trial license

To obtain a trial license, please send an email to license at abiquo dot com

Please include the following license registration details:

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Email for license registration
  • Phone
  • Company


 




Add a license


To add a license to the platform:

  1. Go to Configuration → Licenses
  2. Click the + Add button at the bottom of the screen
  3. On the Add license popup, paste the license in the License key field and click Save

The platform will display your license details in the Configuration tab, including the enabled plugins, support for scaling groups, available cores, and expiration date for each license.


To delete a license, select it and click the trash delete button.



 

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