Abiquo 5.2

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

All of the Abiquo functions that you can perform through the GUI are also available through a RESTful API, enabling additional integration or automated configuration of the platform.

Abiquo dashboard including metrics, resources and events

The infrastructure view provides the Cloud Admin with a summary view of the Cloud Infrastructure. The view shows Compute (CPU/Memory), Storage and Networking resources. The Cloud Admin can easily see the resources allocated to Cloud users (orange/red limits) and the used resources (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 multiple 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 from the same interface (or single pane of glass). Each cloud location has Abiquo Remote Services to manage 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. And a "public cloud region" represents resources in 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 the Cloud Admin can view and administer resources, such as Servers (compute), Networking and Storage.

 Click 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
    Create a datacenter adding basic details
  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.
    Create a datacenter and add remote services

A new Datacenter is created with all available resources managed by Abiquo.

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