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titleBasic steps to walk you through the Abiquo platform

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 to build multi-tiered Cloud can build multicloud environments for IAAS. Abiquo It is a flexible platform where you can provide controlled self-service to your cloud users. And users work with an intuitive, The user interface is intuitive and easy-to-use interface. They Users can create new virtual environments by simply dragging and dropping templates or using application blueprints provided by the administrators. You Administrators can completely white label whitelabel the user interface with a corporate brand branding at the tenant level.  

All of the Abiquo functions that you can perform through the GUI user interface are also available through a RESTful API, enabling additional integration or automated configuration of which means that you can integrate and automate with the platform.

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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 has Abiquo Remote Services to manage Each location is defined by the presence of 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 policies. Within the datacenter or public cloud region location, the Cloud Admin can view and administer resources, such as Servers ( compute), Networking networking, and Storagestorage.

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titleClick here to show/hide the task: Create a datacenter

Customers wish to leverage existing virtualized infrastructure. Abiquo can mange a pool of IT resources (servers, networking and external storage) that are in the same physical location on the same Local Area Network (LAN).

To create a new private cloud datacenter:

  1. Go to Infrastructure view, on the Private tab, and click the + button
  2. Enter the name of the datacenter and the location
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  3. Enter the IP address of the monolithic Abiquo server, and click Duplicate IP addresses to copy the remote service locations
  4. Click the "Accept" button to use this remote services configuration for the datacenter.
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A new Datacenter is created with all available resources managed by Abiquo.



titleClick here to show/hide the task: Create a public cloud region

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).

  1. Create a new public cloud region from the + button in Infrastructure view.
  2. Enter the name for the region, select the public cloud provider and mark the checkboxes for the region(s) you wish to use. Click Next.
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  3. Enter the IP address of the monolithic Abiquo server. Click Duplicate IP addresses to copy remote service location.
  4. Click Save to use this remote services configuration for the datacenter.
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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.

Next section: Infrastructure