Abiquo 5.2

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During onboarding from public cloud, the platform will onboard existing private networks and public IP addresses (in providers that support them, such as AWS and Azure). 

Add public IP addresses to your virtual datacenter in public cloud

You can obtain public IPs from the provider and assign them to your virtual datacenters and VMs.

Amazon may charge for Elastic IP addresses as soon as you reserve them for your virtual datacenter. Therefore you should reserve your IP addresses just before you deploy and check they are deleted when you undeploy your VMs.

To add public IP addresses to your virtual datacenter, so that you can later assign them to your VMs:

  1. Select a virtual datacenter in public cloud and go to Network → Public
  2. Click the add button  in the top right corner of the PUBLIC IPs page
  3. To add the public IP to a virtual datacenter, click the Add to VDC link near the IP address

Now when you edit a VM in the VDC and go to Network → Public, you will see the public IP address and you can add it to your VM.

To refresh and onboard any public IP addresses that were already created in your cloud provider, click the Synchronize public IPs button.

Create a private network

When you create a virtual datacenter, the platform will automatically create a default or custom private network for the virtual datacenter. 

To create a private network in your virtual datacenter, click the  button  and complete the form below.




Name of the network (VLAN). The name can contain up to 128 characters

IPv6Select checkbox for IPv6 network
NetmaskNetwork mask with an integer value of between 16 and 30

Network Address

Private address range of the network


Gateway of the VLAN. Must be an IP within the range of the network address and mask

Availability zoneOptional. To deploy VMs separately, for high availability, create networks in different availability zones, and assign IPs from different networks to your VMs

Primary DNS

The primary DNS

Secondary DNS

The secondary DNS

DNS suffix

The DNS suffix

Default network

Make this network the default network, replacing the existing default network.

Add IPs to private networks

To create new IP addresses in your private network, click the Add button in the top right-hand corner of the Private IPs page. You can also create IPs automatically, directly in the Edit VM popup.

Enter the Number of IPs to create and the From IP address (the first in the range). The From IP address must be a new address that does not already exist in the network. After creating the first IP address, the platform will try to create the other IPs and it will skip any existing IP addresses. 

For example, if you have IP addresses in network, which are 30, 33, and 34 and then you request 3 new IPs from The new IPs created should be as follows: 31, 32, 35. 
IP Addresses

When you add IPv6 addresses on strict networks, you don't need to set the starting address. On non-strict IPv6 networks, Abiquo recommends that you create an automatic IP address, or you can enter a From IP address manually.

Edit a private network

To edit a private network, select the network, then click the Edit button  above the Networks list:

You can change the network name, gateway, DNS settings, and make the network the new default for this virtual datacenter.

Changes will apply to all VMs deployed after you click Save.

Set default virtual datacenter networks

If you deploy a VM without assigning a NIC, Abiquo will add one in the virtual datacenter's default network.

To set a new or existing network as the default, when creating or editing the network, select the Default network checkbox. The new default network will apply to all VMs deployed after you set it.  

Delete a private network

You can delete a private VLAN if no VMs are using its IPs and it is not the default network. To delete a private VLAN, select it and click the Delete button  above the Networks list. 

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