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Introduction to resource groups

Resource Groups enable users to easily manage sets of resources in multiple public cloud regions. Abiquo can onboard and manage Azure resource groups and OCI compartments, and their resources. All virtual resources in Azure and OCI will belong to a resource group, so you will need to select a resource group, and also an availability set, when you create resources.

Privileges: Manage resource groups, Delete resource groups

Resource groups are global entities and cloud providers do not contain Abiquo's business rules, such as user roles or scopes. So Abiquo has an additional privilege and recommendation for users managing resource groups. 

Users who will manage resource groups will need to be able to display all of the tenant's Abiquo virtual datacenters and the resources within them. This is to ensure that the resources the user can manage in Abiquo and the cloud provider are the same. Otherwise, there may be "hidden" resources that a user cannot access through Abiquo.

Users can now access and work with resources in their resource groups, as well as in their virtual datacenters.

When you onboard your virtual datacenters into the platform, it will also onboard resource groups.





Display resource groups

To display the resource groups in an Azure subscription:
  1. Go to the myCloud view of virtual datacenters → click the globe Global view button
  2. Select the Provider
  3. Go to Resource groups 



Create a resource group

In order to create a virtual datacenter in Azure or OCI, you must first create a resource group. You can use resource groups to manage groups of related resources in the cloud provider. 

To create a resource group:

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters by clicking the cloud button
  2. Go to Global → select the cloud provider
  3. Go to Resource groups
  4. Click the + add button
  5. Complete the dialog and click Save

Screenshot: Create a resource group in Azure

Screenshot: Create a resource group in OCI

Field

Description

Name

The name of the resource group. We recommend that you check the provider documentation, because if the name is invalid, the platform will return the provider's error.
In Azure, the Name must be unique in the subscription, which means in the enterprise

Provider

The provider where that platform will create the resource group

Region

Azure: the public cloud region where the platform will store the resource group's metadata

ParentOCI: the resource group above this resource group in the OCI hierarchy

When you create a resource group, OCI may take some time to create it, so please be patient. 



Edit resources in a resource group

To display and edit the resource groups in an Azure subscription:
  1. Go to Virtual datacenters view → Global
  2. Select the Provider 
  3. On the Resource groups page, select a resource group
  4. Select a resource and click the pencil edit button




Delete a resource group

You can delete resource groups in Abiquo and the cloud provider, or in Abiquo only.

When you delete a resource group in Abiquo and the cloud provider:

  • for OCI, to delete a resource group, it must be empty.
  • for Azure, you can delete a resource group that contains resources, and Azure will delete all the resources.

In Azure, when you delete a resource group, you will delete ALL its resources in Azure, and Azure will not consider business rules. For example, it will not check if the user only has limited access to VDCs in the platform. So to delete a resource group, you must have the Delete resource groups privilege.


When you delete a resource group in Abiquo only:

  • for OCI, the resource group must be empty in Abiquo.
  • for Azure, the resource group must be empty. So you must first remove all of its resources from Abiquo only, or in Azure too. This means that you must have access to all of the resources.


Privileges: Manage resource groups, Delete resource groups

To delete a resource group:

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters
  2. Go to Global → select a provider
  3. Go to Resource groups
  4. Select a resource group  
  5. Click the trash bin delete button

To delete an Azure resource group in the platform and the provider:

  1. Carefully check the list of entities that the provider will delete
    (warning)  Azure may delete entities that are not in the platform
  2. Type "yes" to confirm the delete
  3. Click Accept

To delete an OCI resource group in the platform and the provider, the resource group must be empty.

To delete a resource group in the platform only:

  1. Delete all the entities in the resource group from the platform.
    You can delete them from the platform only or in the provider, as you prefer.
  2. Select the checkbox to "Do not delete this entity in the cloud provider"
  3. Click Confirm

Please note that it may take a long time to delete the resource group in the cloud provider.



Related pages:

The following pages describe screens to create Azure entities with Resource Groups.

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