To enable users to more easily select the appropriate hardware profile, Abiquo 5.1 introduces hardware profile families and types.
When the user selects a VM template to create a VM, they can filter the hardware profiles by family and type. The platform provides a helpful description of the family and the type. The user can choose to display only hardware profiles of the current generation.
The family and type description also displays when the user is creating the VM.
When the user edits the VM, they can increase or decrease the hardware profile with the same family and type.
The user can also increase or decrease the hardware profile using the arrow buttons on the Virtual machine details panel. You can only change the hardware profile when the VM is in an appropriate state, for example, in AWS the VM must be undeployed or powered off.
After you upgrade Abiquo, select an account and synchronize hardware profiles for each public cloud region and datacenter to update their families and types.
In Infrastructure view, the platform now displays the Hardware profiles under the family and type of each profile.
The hardware profile types are locked and synchronized from public cloud regions with hardware profiles, such as AWS and Azure.
In datacenters and in vCloud regions, where hardware profiles are optional, the administrator can fully manage hardware profile families and types.
The administrator should create the families and types before they create hardware profiles.
You can create a hardware profile family from the +Add button at the bottom of the Types list.
You can create a type from the same + Add button.
When you create a hardware profile, you must select a family and type. When you create a hardware profile, you will usually specify that it is of the current generation but you can later change this when it is time to deprecate the hardware profile.