Abiquo 5.1

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You can create a public cloud region for use by many organizations with one vDC or one organization with multiple VDCsvDCs.

To enable many organizations to use the same public cloud region, with one organization virtual datacenter per tenant, enter administrator (system) credentials to register the provider virtual datacenter as the public cloud region.

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By default vCloud Director works with CPU and RAM values and administrators can activate Abiquo hardware profiles as in private cloud. See Hardware profiles.

Configure import of VMs

When the platform onboards a virtual datacenter, it can onboard the VMs into a single Abiquo VApp or multiple VApps, depending on the enterprise properties of each tenant.

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Control onboard of VMs to VApps
Control onboard of VMs to VApps

Import templates

When searching for templates, to retrieve templates from the enterprise's vCD organization, select the private checkbox. To retrieve templates from other organizations, select the public checkbox.

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Administrators can select hot-reconfigure options for their templates if the vCD operating system and template supports these options. They can also select the network driver, which by default is now VMXNET3.

Abiquo onboards and synchronizes VDCs and networks

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

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

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

Users onboard firewalls

The user can onboard Edge firewalls as Abiquo classic firewalls. In vCloud Director, classic firewalls can span vApps, so to access these firewalls in the platform, select All VDCs, then select the vCloud region.

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The integration manages firewalls on private and external networks.

Users onboard and create load balancers

The user can onboard and create load balancer policies. In vCloud Director, load balancers can span vApps, so to access all load balancers in the platform, select All VDCs and then select the vCloud region.

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See vCloud Director load balancers table and Manage Load Balancers

Onboard VMs into Abiquo

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When the platform onboards a virtual datacenter, it can onboard the VMs into a single Abiquo VApp or multiple VApps, depending on the configuration. The you onboard VMs, the platform creates a placeholder template for the each VM, but this template is unavailable, which means that the user cannot undeploy and deploy the VM again from it.

To create a standard VM template for the VM, before you undeploy, power off and create an instance template to clone the VM disks. The platform will automatically assign the VM to the new template, and the user can then undeploy and redeploy the VM.   

Users deploy VMs

Users can create VMs using VM templates registered in the platform from the vCloud registry. 

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