The following configurations are supported for an Abiquo trial environment.
|Abiquo Monolithic Server||Runs as VM on ESXi or KVM||VLAN tagging configuration is required|
|NFS Server||NFS on separate server is recommended (not hypervisor datastore)||Required to store VM templates|
|Persistent Storage||Any NFS storage (not available for Hyper-V), vFiler on NetApp, Nexenta||Optional|
|Hypervisors||ESXi (with vCenter), KVM||Configure ESXi or install Abiquo KVM|
|Public Cloud providers||AWS, Azure ARM, or other supported providers||Optional, See Public cloud provider features|
|Abiquo Monitoring Server||Optional install; monitoring can be disabled in the trial|
|Collectd||Optional Abiquo collectd plugin installation|
|OpenStack Neutron||With KVM hypervisors and OpenStack clouds|
|VMware NSX||For firewalls and load balancers use the Advanced edition or higher|
For versions, see Compatibility Tables
For server specifications, see Trial Requirements
The main platform networks to configure for Abiquo are:
Configure each of these networks as a separate network.
Within an Abiquo datacenter, every hypervisor should be connected to the top-of-rack switch to connect:
The Service Network is a VLAN network that includes the following virtual network types:
Abiquo can manage the service network with standard networking or software defined networking (SDN).
For standard networking, Abiquo management of the service network includes the following:
For SDN, Abiquo has integrations with popular systems, such as VMware NSX and OpenStack Neutron.
You will need to configure your firewalls to enable the following ports and communications.
Abiquo Monolithic Server
|Client||Abiquo Monolithic Server||TCP 443||HTTPS|
Nexenta storage agent
NetApp storage connector
LVM storage connector
Abiquo LVMSCSI server
Hypervisor, Abiquo V2V
Any Storage host
Volumes on the storage host iSCSI
|Monolithic Server||Monitoring Server||TCP 8080||KairosDB|
Monolithic Server, Hypervisor
Monolithic Server, Hypervisor
|Monolithic Server||ESXi||TCP 443|
|Monolithic Server||Hyper-V||TCP 135|
|Monolithic Server||KVM||TCP 8889|
|Monolithic Server||XenServer||TCP 443|
|Monolithic Server||Oracle VM||TCP 7002|
|Monolithic Server||Public cloud||TCP 443|
ICMP must be allowed between all components of the Abiquo platform, including hypervisors.
Abiquo can manage an external storage platform to offer self-service virtual storage to users. External storage can be used to allocate external storage volumes to Virtual Appliances, or to convert VM Templates to Persistent Virtual Templates. Persistent templates save a virtual machine disk to the storage platform, allowing you to take advantage of storage features such as high availability. Use of external storage is optional, although some features may not be available if external storage is not available.
Abiquo has an NFS integration that can be used to create self-service iSCSI volumes on NFS storage, which is suitable for use in Proof of Concept tests. To use NFS storage, simply add the storage share to Abiquo as a storage device. Or you can install the Abiquo LVM storage server. See Trial Storage Server