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Abiquo 5.0

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The Administrator can edit advanced template elements. These values can also be specified through the OVF and the API. See Extended OVF Support and Template Definition

Field

Value

Guest setupSelect guest setup option of Cloud-init or Hypervisor tools.
Guest initial passwordIf Guest setup is selected, select this option to request an initial password
Cost codePricing cost code for this template. Requires the "Add a cost code in VM Template edition" privilege. See Pricing View
Operating system

Sets the VMware guest operating system type. Select from the pull-down list. For more details, see Guest operating system definition for VMware vSphere 5 and 6 and Extended OVF Support and Template Definition. This attribute also enables users to search for templates in public cloud (e.g. Ubuntu 64-bit template). To use the latest version of an operating system, select a generic type, e.g. WINDOWS, and do not enter the version. 

Os Version

OS version is used to:

  • add operating systems not included in the list of codes
  • provide details of operating systems
  • set the VMware guest operating system type

See Guest operating system definition for VMware vSphere 5 and 6 and Extended OVF Support and Template Definition for further details. 

User

Default user for a VM created from this template for SSH access.

PasswordDefault password for the default User of a VM created from this template.

NIC driver

  • Abiquo always supports E1000 drivers
  • On ESXi, Abiquo also supports PCNet32 and VMXNET3
  • On KVM, Abiquo supports VIRTIO drivers
Enable hot add / reconfigure in VMSee separate section

Creation user

SYSTEM means that the platform created the template, for example, from an OVF file in the NFS repository.

Creation date

Date and time when the template was created.

Enable hot add and hot reconfigure for VM templates

To allow users to reconfigure their VMs without powering off, set these values as described on the Advanced tab of the VM edit dialog.


OptionDescription

Enable hot-add or
hot reconfigure in VM

Supported providers only with supported guest operating systems. 
Check that the Operating system and OS version are correctly set for your system
ESXi: See VMware documentation. After you hot-add or hot-reconfigure, remember to update your guest system as required

CPU hot-add

Enable users to add CPUs in the platform while the VM is powered on

RAM hot-add

Enable users to add RAM in the platform while the VM is powered on

Disks hot-reconfigure

Enable users to remove SCSI disks from the boot sequence and add SCSI disks to the end of the boot sequence while the VM is powered on

  • IDE disks are not supported
  • The platform will save other changes to the boot sequence but it will not implement them in the hypervisor. 
  • To implement these changes, power off the VM and make another configuration change that will trigger a reconfigure
NICs hot-reconfigureEnable users to add and remove NICs in the platform while the VM is powered on
Remote access hot-reconfigureEnable users to reset remote access in the platform while the VM is powered on

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