Abiquo 5.1

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Author: Ignasi Barrera

When you create a VDC, Abiquo will create the DLRs and ESGs, and connect them to the tenant network to provide gateway, DHCP, routing and firewall services to the VMs inside the VDC.

 NSX ECMP diagram

Limitation

  • NSX ECMP does not support load balancers.

Abiquo properties

The following properties are global to the platform and you must configure them in the DC Remote Services appliance:

NameDescription
abiquo.nsx.transport-zoneThe transport zone where the networks created by Abiquo will be attached
abiquo.nsx.edge.cluster-idIdentifier (in VCenter) of the cluster where Abiquo will deploy the DLRs and ESGs
abiquo.nsx.edge.datastore-idCSV list of identifiers (in VCenter) of the datastores where Abiquo can deploy the ESG appliances according to the datastore-policy
abiquo.nsx.edge.datastore-policy

Allocation policy for selection of datastores to deploy ESG appliances.
Default: leastvms
Range: leastvms, mostspace

The following properties can be configured:


NameDescription
nsx.gateway.network-idVLAN tag of the tenant network where the ESGs will be connected. Abiquo will create a distributed port group if none exists for that VLAN
nsx.gateway.networkNetwork CIDR of the tenant network
nsx.gateway.datacenterThe Datacenter where Abiquo will create the distributed port group for the tenant VLAN, if missing

nsx.gateway.dvs

The distributed virtual switch where Abiquo will create the distributed port group for the tenant VLAN, if missing

nsx.gateway.bgp.as

Identifier of the AS used in the tenant network

nsx.gateway.bgp.from-edge-password

BGP password for gateway from Edge
nsx.edge.uplink.ipsComma separated list of the IP addresses to assign to the uplink interfaces of the ESGs. The number of IP addresses here will determine the number of ESGs Abiquo will deploy when creating a Virtual datacenter
nsx.edge.bgp.peersComma separated list of the IP addresses to be configured as BGP neighbor of each ESG uplink
nsx.edge.bgp.asIdentifier of the AS used by the ESGs

nsx.edge.bgp.from-local-password

BGP password from local
nsx.edge.bgp.hold-down-timerHold down timer value for the BGP between the ESGs and the tenant network
nsx.edge.bgp.keep-alive-timerKeep alive timer for the BGP between the ESGs and the tenant network
nsx.edge.bgp.weightWeight of each neighbor in the BGP between the ESGs and the tenant network
nsx.local.bgp.asIdentifier of the AS used by the local DLR
nsx.local.bgp.hold-down-timerHold down timer value for the BGP between the DLR and the ESGs
nsx.local.bgp.keep-alive-timerKeep alive timer for the BGP between the DLR and the ESGs
nsx.local.bgp.weightWeight of each neighbor in the BGP between the DLR and the ESGs

nsx.transit.network

Network CIDR of the transit network

nsx.virtualwire.teaming  

Use this property to set the teaming policy for the portGroup that is the backing for the VirtualWire when it is created. This value cannot be changed after it is created.
Default: "failover_explicit"
Values: "failover_explicit", "loadbalance_ip", "loadbalance_loadbased", "loadbalance_srcid", or "loadbalance_srcmac"

abiquo.nsx.edge.esg.size

Size of the ESG appliances.

Values: compact, large, quadlarge, xlarge

abiquo.nsx.edge.dhcp.size

Size of the ESG appliance to use when creating the DHCP Edge for the virtual datacenter.

Values: compact, large, quadlarge, xlarge

nsx.edge.descriptionDescription to configure in the edges created by Abiquo.
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