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Abiquo supports vCloud Director (vCD) as a private cloud provider using the public cloud interface. Abiquo works with vCD organization virtual datacenters as Abiquo public cloud regions.

Abiquo supports vCloud API version 9.0.

For configuration and a list of features supported by Abiquo, see vCloud Director

Adding vCloud Director to Abiquo

You can create a public cloud region with administrator credentials or organization administrator credentials. If you use administrator (system) credentials, many organizations can use the same public cloud region, which can be associated with one organization virtual datacenter per tenant.

After you create the public cloud regions, allow the enterprises to use them. Tip: The Administrator can configure the UI to group regions by endpoint with the option to display providers.

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Then edit the Abiquo enterprise, go to Credentials, select vCloud Director and enter the identity and credential of the organization administrator in order to work with the region.

Screenshot: Multiple enterprises can now work in the same public cloud region in vCloud Director

Public cloud region in vCloud Director created with Administrator credentials and shared by multiple tenants


Abiquo imports and synchronizes VDCs and networks

Abiquo imports and synchronizes the virtual datacenters and networks of a vCD organization.

Abiquo synchronizes the organization network as an external network for the Abiquo virtual datacenters.

Abiquo synchronizes the vCD virtual appliances as Abiquo virtual datacenters.

Screenshot: Selecting a vCD virtual appliance to synchronize as an Abiquo virtual datacenter

Import and synchronize virtual appliances and networks from vCloud Director

Abiquo synchronizes a vCD virtual appliance network as a private network. Users can also manage private networks.

Screenshot: The user has created a private network in the VDCCreate private networks in vCloud Director that are virtual appliance networks

Users create firewalls and load balancers

The user can onboard Edge firewalls and create load balancer policies.

The classic firewalls support TCP and UDP protocols, and with a source or destination that can be an IP, a range of IPs, or “any”. See Manage classic firewalls.

The integration creates firewalls on private and external networks, and load balancers on external networks

Users deploy VMs

Users can deploy VMs using templates from the vCloud catalog. In contrast to other public cloud providers that work with hardware profiles, vCloud Director works with CPU and RAM values. Administrators can activate Abiquo hardware profiles as in private cloud. When users create VMs, they can modify the CPU and RAM values, or select hardware profiles. 

Users can add IPs and select firewalls and load balancers for their VMs.

Abiquo creates VMs within an Abiquo virtual datacenter and Abiquo virtual appliance. 

Abiquo can provide internet access from private networks through an external network. 

Users can create Abiquo instance templates from VMs.