Abiquo Documentation Cookies Policy

Our Documentation website uses cookies to improve your experience. Please visit our Cookie Policy page for more information about cookies and how we use them.


Abiquo 4.7

Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

The following example describes the network configuration for a basic Abiquo platform virtualization scenario on ESXi or KVM:

  1. Create port groups (ESXi) or virtual bridges (KVM)
    1. Management Network
      • Configure with a VLAN tag that is EXCLUDED from the tags available to Abiquo for assigning to virtual networks
    2. Service Network
      • Configured in trunk mode (VLAN All - 4095) 
      • Enable promiscuous option
    3. Storage Network (optional)
      • Configure with a VLAN tag that is EXCLUDED from the tags available to Abiquo for assigning to virtual networks
  2. Configure Abiquo platform components and Hypervisors
    • Configure one VNIC in the VM definition 
      • Attach a VNIC to each port group (Management, Service, Storage, etc.)
    • Use suitable IP ranges for each VM
      • Check by MAC address which NIC is associated with each VNIC and therefore which port group/virtual bridge it is attached to.
  3. If the DHCP Server (or DHCP Relay Server) will be run on a virtual machine on ESXi, see How to configure an ESXi host to support VLAN tagging  

Reference for KVM: IBM documentation on VLANs for KVM

 Click here to show/hide screenshots of the ESXi steps

 

Screenshot 1: Create port group for Management Network

 

Screenshot 2: Create port group for Service Network

Screenshot 3: Create VMNICs in VM Definition 

Screenshot 4: View final configuration