The Abiquo Walkthrough presents the main aspects of the cloud platform to the cloud administrator and includes instructions for the basic configuration tasks.
Take a guided tour of the cloud platform and try key platform tasks, from creating a datacenter to launching a VM.
Using Abiquo, service providers and enterprises can build multicloud environments for IAAS. It is a flexible platform where you can provide controlled self-service to the your cloud users. Users are presented with an intuitive, The user interface is intuitive and easy-to-use interface and . Users can create new virtual environments are created by simply dragging and dropping templates or using application blueprints that have been provided by the Cloud Admin. The GUI interface can be completely white labelled to provide a corporate brand to the self-service interface at a tenant level. . Administrators can completely whitelabel the user interface with corporate branding at the tenant level.
All of the Abiquo functions that you can be performed perform through the GUI user interface are also available through a RESTful API, which allows for additional integration or automated configuration of means that you can integrate and automate with the platform.
The Abiquo user interface is divided into a series of views that you can access from the main menu.
The Infrastructure view provides the Cloud Admin with a summary view of the Cloud Infrastructurecloud infrastructure. The view Statistics tab shows Compute compute (CPU/Memory), Storage storage and Networking networking resources. The Cloud Admin can easily see the resources allocated to Cloud cloud users (limits in black) and the used resources (red), as well as the reserved public IPs (green). It is possible to allocate more resources than those that actually exist, until the users need to consume the real resources.
The resources come from the multiple cloud locations (datacenters and public cloud regions) that are listed in the Infrastructure view on the left of the GUI. The Cloud Admin is able to view and administer multiple data centers locations from the same interface (or single pane of glass). In private cloud, an Abiquo datacenter Each location is defined by the presence of the Abiquo Remote Services that manage its resources. So a “datacenter” may represent all the resources in one geographic location, or one part of a large environment that is broken down into multiple data centers. An Abiquo And a "public cloud region" represents resources in the a public cloud provider, for example, Amazon EC2. The Abiquo datacenter or public cloud region is one level at which you can apply Abiquo Control control policies can be applied. Within the datacenter or public cloud region location, the Cloud Admin can view and administer resources, such as Servers ( compute), Networking networking, and Storagestorage.
Customers wish to leverage existing virtualized infrastructure. Abiquo can mange a pool of IT resources (servers, networking and storage) that are in the same physical location on the same Local Area Network (LAN).
To create a new private cloud datacenter:
A new Datacenter is created with all available resources managed by Abiquo.
Note: For OpenStack and vCloud Director, you must enter public cloud credentials in order to retrieve the public cloud regions (for example, in vCloud this is equivalent to a Provider or Org VDC).
Abiquo creates new public cloud region(s) with all available resources managed by Abiquo. New public cloud regions are named first with the name that the user enters, and then with this name and a suffix of _1, _2, for example, AWS, AWS_1, AWS_2, and so on.
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