Abiquo 6.0

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Default dashboard tabs

The predefined default Dashboard on the platform displays the Metrics, Hybrid, and Optimization tabs. 

For details of how to change the default dashboard, see Manage dashboards.

Restore the default dashboard

To restore the Default dashboard:

  1. Go to Configuration view → Dashboards
  2. Click the Restore button at the bottom page

Allow users to manage dashboards

The dashboard configurations are stored as JSON metadata, so the privileges for enterprise and user dashboards are to view and manage user and enterprise metadata.

DefaultManageManage default dashboardTo restore the default dashboards, go to Configuration view - !
  • Access enterprise metadata (dashboards)
  • Manage users of all enterprises
The enterprise must have a reseller

  • Access enterprise metadata (dashboards)
  • Manage reseller enterprises
The enterprise must have a reseller
  • Access enterprise metadata (dashboards)

  • Manage enterprise metadata (dashboards)

  • Access user metadata (dashboards)
User dashboards only display in the enterprise the user created them in

  • Manage user metadata (dashboards)
Create a dashboard in the user's enterprise

Display billing data on billing widgets

By default for cloud users, on the biling widgets the billing data does not display and the default text is "No data available".

To enable the display of the billing details in the billing widgets

  1. Configure billing dashboards. See Display cloud provider billing data.
  2. Assign the following privilege to user roles: View bills
Privilege: View bills

Users may have to wait for the platform to obtain billing data from the provider.

Configure billing charts

To configure the default billing charts in the billing widgets, see Configure Abiquo UI for UI configuration properties. For example:

  • number of months to display bills for 
  • the currency conversion factors for billing dashboards. See Configure billing dashboard currency conversions
  • provider list with complete friendly names, including custom providers, with the "client.dashboard.widgets.lastbills.additionalproviders" property

To refresh the dashboard, click the Refresh button in the top right corner of the page.

To restore the default dashboard, click the Restore default dashboards button in Configuration view#Dashboard

Generate public cloud billing data

To generate billing on demand for a public cloud account:

Privileges: Generate billing, Manage enterprises

  1. Edit the enterprise, go to Credentials → Pricing
    • The enterprise must have public cloud credentials for a partner or standard account 
  2. Click the play arrow Generate billing button
  3. Optionally select the months and years to start and end billing generation. If you don't enter any dates, the platform will attempt to generate any missing data based on past requests, and the platform will adapt to the provider's billing cycle dates.
  4. For an enterprise hierarchy, select enterprises.
  5. Click Accept.

The platform will now obtain the billing data from the public cloud provider, which will display on the billing dashboard widgets. The platform will store a history of billing data requests. By default, administrators of an enterprise can make a total of 2 requests per day, and the system administrator can configure the request limit with an Abiquo property.

Display enterprise statistics on the enterprise resources widget

By default for users, the Enterprise resources panel will display usage for virtual datacenters only.

To enable the display of enterprise statistics, assign the Display enterprise statistics privilege to user roles.

Privilege: Display enterprise statistics

The user can now select virtual datacenter or enterprise statistics.

To enable the display of enterprise limits in the enterprise and virtual datacenter statistics, assign the following privilege to user roles. The display of usage will now incorporate the allocation limits of the enterprise and virtual datacenters with orange markers for soft limits and red markers for hard limits.

Privilege: Display enterprise limits in statistics

To configure other dashboard options, see Configuration view#Dashboard. For example, the statistics are updated at the interval set with the "Refresh interval for dashboard" parameter.

Display enterprises list on left of the dashboard

The administrator dashboard displays a list of Enterprises on the left panel.

To enable a user to view this list:

  1. Assign the List enteprises within scope privilege 
  2. Add multiple enterprises to the user's administration scope.


Privilege: List enterprises within scope



Display switch enterprises button on the enterprises list

To display the switch enterprise button beside the enterprise name on the Enteprises list when the user selects the enterprise.

  1. Assign the privilege to Allow user to switch enterprises.

To enable the user to jump directly to a resource in another enterprise by clicking on the resource name:

  1. Assign the privilege to Allow user to switch enterprises.

Privilege: List enterprises within scope, Allow user to switch enterprises

Configure widget availability

For details of the widgets in widget catalog, see Dashboard widgets.

To configure the widgets that are available in the widget catalog, see Configure Abiquo UI

Configure dashboard main menu

To configure dashboard main menu, see Configure the main menu button bar

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