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Abiquo 4.7

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The following represents a sample schedule for a trial of Abiquo. Estimated times are indicative only and the actual time taken for some tasks may be longer or shorter in some environments.

The following is an example schedule that allows the trial to be completed in one week or less and for the key objectives to be demonstrated during that period. The schedule assumes that all pre-requisites are in place and that dedicated technical resources familiar with the environment are available. Depending on the organization's objectives and the environment available, not all test cases will be relevant. A more detailed plan linking tasks to resources can be created in collaboration with the customer's project team.


Participants and Users in Tests

Participants

Abiquo Role

Comments

Cloud Operator

Could Admin

User with the cloud admin privileges. Default user 'admin' and password of 'xabiquo' is a cloud admin (unless changed on install)

Enterprise Admin

Enterprise Admin

No default user defined

Standard User

User

Default user for Abiquo username 'user' and default password of 'xabiquo'. Consumer of resources (your client)

Customer

n/a

Customer technical resources assigned to POC/Trial

Abiquo

n/a

Abiquo Sales Engineer or Abiquo Support



Outline Tasks for 4/5 Day Schedule of work

Schedule

Activity

Comments

Participants

Preparation

Hardware and test environment readiness

 

Customer technical resources

Preparation

All pre-requisites in place

 

Customer/Abiquo

Preparation

POC kick off meeting

 

Customer/Abiquo

Day 1

Installation and Configuration

 

Customer/Abiquo

 

Acquire hypervisor nodes

 

Cloud Operator

 

Acquire storage platform

 

Cloud Operator

 

Create IP address pools

 

Cloud Operator

 

Create logical groupings of physical resources

 

Cloud Operator

 

Create template/image repository

 

Cloud Operator

 

Download sample templates

 

Cloud Operator

Day 2

Create enterprises (customers/departments) and virtual datacenters

 

Cloud Operator

 

Delegate enterprise administration

 

Cloud Operator

 

Create enterprise users

 

Enterprise Admin

 

Create custom user roles

 

Cloud Operator

 

Define hard and soft resource limits for each enterprise

 

Cloud Operator

 

Define business rules for resource consumption

 

Cloud Operator

 

Create pricing models, cost codes and currencies

 

Cloud Operator

 

Assign cost codes to all templates

 

Cloud Operator

 

Create virtual storage volumes

 

Enterprise Admin

 

Create private VLANs

 

Enterprise Admin

 

Reserve public IPs

 

Enterprise Admin

 

Create virtual appliance

 

Enterprise Admin

 

Deploy and undeploy virtual appliance

 

Enterprise Admin

 

Configure and administer a virtual appliance

 

Enterprise Admin

Day 3

Move a virtual appliance to a different hypervisor

 

Enterprise Admin

 

Perform self-service resource consumption

 

Enterprise User

 

Validate Abiquo's co-existence with existing hypervisor management tools (e.g. VMware vCenter)

 

Cloud Operator

 

View resource consumption

 

Cloud Operator

 

Extract billing information

 

 

 

Integrate with an existing LDAP/AD user source

LDAP or AD user source required

Cloud Operator

Day 4/5 (optional use cases)

Integrate the cloud management application with existing applications (e.g. a provisioning system)

 

Cloud Operator

 

HA – Restart a VM if the host fails

 

Cloud Operator

 

Validate compatibility with VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)

VMware environments only

 

 

Validate compatibility with VMWare Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

VMware environments only

 

 

Configure virtual machine cost codes

 

Cloud Operator

 

Integration with Chef

Requires Chef server (hosted or instance)

Cloud Operator

 

Create and upload a custom virtual machine

 

Customer technical resources

 

Enable and customize branding (white labeling)

 

Abiquo