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Abiquo 4.7

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This section describes how to deploy an Abiquo distributed environment.

For a distributed deployment, you will need at least the Abiquo appliances below:

  • One Abiquo server
  • One V2V server in each Abiquo datacenter
  • One Remote Services server in each Abiquo datacenter

Notes

  • The VM repository folder must be the same on the each DC V2V and Remote Services appliances.
  • The datacenter ID must be the same on the each DC V2V and Remote Services appliances.
  • The datacenter ID must be different for each datacenter.
  • The Server appliance FQDN requires DNS resolution.

Appliances

Distributed environments split the Abiquo platform functionality among different servers to improve reliability and performance. They are ideal for production environments.

To deploy a distributed environment, you will need to deploy at least a server, remote services and v2v appliances.

Server

The server appliance contains the Abiquo UI, API and Events servers.

Installation requirements

  • 2 CPUs
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 64 GB HD

Installation parameters

Parameter

Notes

Server FQDN

This FQDN must be resolvable from customer premises, in order for SSL and the Appliance manager to work as expected. Abiquo will use self-signed certificates for trial environments

Firewall requirements

From

To

Notes

Anywhere

TCP/80 (HTTP)

It will be redirected to port 443 by default

AnywhereTCP/443 (HTTPS)Proxy port for API/AM/UI services

Remote services appliance

V2V appliance

TCP/8009

TCP/8010

 

Monitoring appliance

Remote services appliance

V2V appliance

TCP/5672RabbitMQ default port for Abiquo components to exchange messages

Remote Services

The Remote Services appliance contains the Abiquo private datacenter and Public Cloud provider management components. A Remote services appliance is require for each private datacenter.

Installation requirements

  • 2 CPUs
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 64 GB HD

Installation parameters

Parameter

Notes

Server FQDN

This FQDN must be resolvable from customer premises, in order for SSL and the Appliance manager to work as expected. Abiquo will use self-signed certificates for trial environments

Abiquo Datacenter IDInternal ID of the trial DC. It must be unique for each DC, and all remote services and V2V appliances inside the DC must use the same datacenter ID
NFS Template repositoryNFS share for the VM repository of the DC. Each private DC must have a different NFS share
Abiquo RabbitMQ server addressAbiquo server appliance IP and and port.

Firewall requirements

From

To

Notes

Server appliance

TCP/8009

TCP/8010

 
Server applianceTCP/4822 

V2V

The server appliance contains the Abiquo virtualization format conversion components, and it is isolated for performance reasons.

As this appliance deals with conversions, fast HD storage is recommended for this appliance.

Installation requirements

  • 2 CPUs
  • 4 Gb RAM
  • 256 GB HD (Depending on template conversion requirements. Get in touch with Abiquo support for further information)

Installation parameters

Parameter

Notes

Server FQDN

This FQDN must be resolvable from customer premises, in order for SSL and the Appliance manager to work as expected. Abiquo will use self-signed certificates for trial environments

Abiquo Datacenter IDInternal ID of the trial DC. It must be unique for each DC, and all remote services and V2V appliances inside the DC must use the same datacenter ID
NFS Template repositoryNFS share for the VM repository of the DC. Each private DC must have a different NFS share
Abiquo RabbitMQ server addressAbiquo server appliance IP and and port.

Firewall requirements

From

To

Notes

Server appliance

TCP/8009

TCP/8010

 

Monitoring

The Monitoring appliance (optional) contains the Abiquo Watchtower components for VM monitoring and metrics, along with its required services and databases.

Installation requirements

  • 2 CPUs
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 64 GB HD

Installation parameters

Parameter

Notes

Abiquo Server IP

This must be the same as the Server appliance management IP address

Firewall requirements

From

To

Notes

Remote Services

TCP/36638

Watchtower port 

Worksheets

Distributed environment worksheet

Distributed environment worksheet example