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Once your infrastructure fulfills the requirements, choose whether you will deploy a Monolithic Environment or a Distributed Environment.

You will need to install the Abiquo appliances corresponding to the environment, and optionally, the monitoring appliance.

These appliances require some configuration parameters before deployment. Some of them are common, while others are specific to the appliance functions inside the platform.



HostnameThis is the name the appliance will use internally. Abiquo does not use this for anything and it can be freely choosen.

Management IP address

IP of the management NIC

Management IP netmask

Netmask of the management NIC

Default gatewayDefault gateway in the management network
DNS server listIPs of DNS servers separated by a blank space
NTP server listAbiquo appliances use NTP to fulfill the platform clock synchronization requirements

These details are required during the bootstrap process, and you must have them in place before the deployment:

It is a good idea to document the required information for each component in the corresponding worksheet in the links below. We provide an empty worksheet and an example for you to document all the Abiquo platform relevant configuration details:

  • Monolithic environments install all the Abiquo components inside the same appliance, and they are good for probe of concept and testing purposes
    Monolithic environments only require a monolithic appliance, and optionally, a monitoring appliance.
    Monolithic Environment

  • Distributed environments separate Abiquo components depending on they characteristics for improved performance and reliability, and they are good for production environments
    Distributed environments require at least one Server, one Remote Services and one V2V appliance.
    Distributed environment

The Abiquo monitoring appliance is completely optional. To deploy the Monitoring appliance, you need the following requirements:



Abiquo Server IPAbiquo Server appliance management IP address

 The remote services appliance must be reachable from the monitoring appliance at the ports below:


Destination port



Remote Services

TCP/36638 (HTTP)

Monitoring services


Check the links below accordingly to the environment where the Abiquo appliances will be deployed:

Post-installation steps

  1. Change the Abiquo default passwords as soon as possible (Base OS and UI passwords)
  2. Extend the appropriate filesystems accordingly to the VM templates sizes that the environment will manage
  3. Review the appliances /opt/abiquo/config/abiquo.properties file. You may need to tune it depending on your environment configuration.
  4. If the Server appliance is not connected to the internet, configure the UI accordingly.
  5. Monitor the appliance to prevent outages: See Monitor platform servers
  6. Work through the section on Configuration

Log In to the Abiquo UI

Now open your web browser and type in the site address for the Abiquo server.


The default cloud administrator login username and password are admin and xabiquo, respectively. Remember to change these credentials as soon as you log in for the first time.

Further steps

The link below describes how to get an Abiquo license and add it to the platform: Configure a platform license

For an overview of the Abiquo platform work through the tutorials built in to the product or try the Abiquo Quick Tutorial.

The following components are optional and you do not need them in a trial environment. Check the related links for further details on each component:

UI configurationSee Configure Abiquo UI
UI brandingCheck Abiquo Branding Guide
Abiquo platform configurationChange the platform settings accordingly to your needs: Configuration
Public Cloud providersConfigure AWS, Azure ARM, or other supported cloud providers: Public cloud provider features
CollectdUse Abiquo collectd plugin integration for customized metrics: Use collectd plugin for custom metrics 
Persistent StorageConfigure NFS storage as vFiler on NetApp or Nexenta: Storage Servers
Jaspersoft ReportsFor Abiquo reports. Check Install Abiquo Reports
Chef Server integrationCheck Abiquo Chef Integration Guide


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