Abiquo 5.1

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A public cloud region represents a region of a cloud provider in Abiquo, to enable users to use virtual resources and deploy VMs in the cloud.


Privilege: Access Infrastructure view and PCRs, Manage public cloud regions

Before you begin:

  • To create a public cloud region for a vCloud Director cloud, obtain credentials for the Administrator or Organization. For more details, see VMware vCloud Director.

To create a new public cloud region:

  1. Go to Infrastructure → Public
  2. Click the + add button at the bottom of the public cloud regions list. 

  3. The Create public cloud region dialog will open. Enter the base Name and select the Provider. Select the Regions

    • The platform will create the first region with the Name you enter and the others with a suffix of "_1", "_2", and so on. 

    • If for some reason the platform cannot create a region, it will move on to the next region on the list

  4. Click Next

  5. In the remote services IP address field for the Virtualization manager, enter the first letters of the domain name of the remote services server and select it from the selection list
  6. Click Save

    The platform will create your public cloud region.


  • To allow users to deploy in the public cloud region, edit your enterprises to add the new region to the Allowed datacenters list and to add cloud provider API credentials See Obtain public cloud credentials
    • You will require one separate account for each enterprise using a public cloud region, i.e. one account per enterprise
    • For certain regions, such as those in China, you will require separate credentials, which you can enter separately with the appropriate provider (e.g. Amazon CHINA)
    • For vCloud Director, you will require Organization and Administrator credentials 
  • To allow administrators to manage the public cloud region, edit your administration scopes and add the new region