Create a Datacenter
Before you begin:
Obtain the IP address of the Remote Services server. If you are using a monolithic trial environment, this is the same as your Abiquo Server IP address
Check if you will require the DHCP service (it is required for standard Abiquo networking) and check the protocol to use (Omapi or Dnsmasq). See also Configure DHCP remote service with dnsmasq
Privilege: Access infrastructure view and Private DCs, Manage datacenter
To create a datacenter do these steps:
- Go to Infrastructure → Private
- At the bottom of the Datacenters list, click the + add button
- On the Create datacenter dialog, enter the Name of the datacenter and its Location to plot the datacenter on the Infrastructure view map. Then click Next
- To create the datacenter remote services, enter the IP address of the remote services server for the Virtualization manager. To copy the remote service location, click Duplicate IP addresses
After the platform creates the datacenter, do these steps:
- To allow users to deploy in the datacenter, edit your enterprises to add the new datacenter to the Allowed datacenters list
- To allow administrators to manage the datacenter, edit your administration scopes and add the new datacenter
Create a datacenter using the API
Create a Public Cloud Region
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:
- Go to Infrastructure → Public
Click the + add button at the bottom of the public cloud regions list.
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
- 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
- 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
Manage Remote Services
To manage remote services, go to Infrastructure → Remote Services
Create a remote service
- Go to Infrastructure → Remote services
- Click the + add button
- Enter the General information
|Type||Select the type of the remote service|
|URI protocol||The default value should work fine|
|URI IP address|
Enter the address of the server where the remote services are running
The port for the connection to the remote service.
Default ports for DHCP are 7911 (omapi) and 832 (dnsmasq)
|URI Name||The name of the remote service webapp|
|Check all / Check|
Click to ensure that the Abiquo Server can connect to the remote service
- Optionally add the Locations that will use the remote service. You can also add the remote service directly when you create a new datacenter or public cloud region.
To optionally assign the remote service directly to a location:
- Click the + add button
- Select an appropriate location.
After you have added the remote service to a location, it will be displayed in the locations list.
Modify a Remote Service
When you edit a remote service:
- To change the location of a remote service, click the Add location link.
- To remove a remote service from a location (but not delete it from the platform), edit it and click the red x button beside the location.
- To change the location of the Appliance manager or the Business process manager, you must replace these remote services in the location. To do this, edit the remote service and enter the URL for the replacement remote service(s). If you change the Appliance manager, you must maintain the same NFS repository
Delete a remote service
To delete a remote service, first remove it from any locations where it is in use. If you wish to delete an Appliance manager or a Business process manager remote service, you must replace it in the location where it is in use or delete the datacenter or public cloud region.
Modify a Datacenter or a Public Cloud Region
To modify a datacenter or public cloud region:
- Go to Infrastructure → Private or Public → select the datacenter or public cloud region
- Click the pencil edit button at the bottom of the Datacenters list
- Enter the new name (and for a datacenter, the new location)
Modify Remote Services
To modify the remote services in an existing location:
- Edit the datacenter or public cloud region, and go to Remote services
- When you have edited all the Remote services, click Save.
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Datacenter remote services
Public cloud region remote services
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