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Abiquo 4.6

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To save license costs, administrators may create DRS rules to ensure that VMs with a specific operating system run on a specific host.

To deploy VMs to groups based on their operating system types:

  1. In a vCenter cluster, create a Cluster VM Group with the following naming convention for each operating system name.


    For example

  2. In the abiquo.properties file on the Remote Services server, create properties to map the operating system types to VM groups. The properties should have the following format


    For example, Windows guests should have a guestOperatingSystemId that starts with "win". To map them to an "osname" of Windows and assign them to the corresponding group, set this property.


    Now Abiquo will deploy VMs with an osType of Windows using a DRS rule to assign them to the following group


    Here are some more examples of mapping properties.


    Remember that you will need to restart the server.

  3. In Abiquo, check that you have correctly set the operating system types of the VM templates. See Modify a VM Template#Advanced tab

Screenshot: vCenter cluster VM group

Limitations: This feature is for use at deploy time and the platform won’t add captured VMs to a group and it won’t check the group during the reconfigure process.

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