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Abiquo 4.6

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User dashboard

This dashboard is the first screen you will see when you log in to Abiquo. It has Metrics, Hybrid, and Optimization tabs. 

  • You can sort tables by columns by clicking on them on the header rows
  • To jump directly to a VM, virtual datacenter or virtual appliance, double-click on its name or label.

API Documentation

For the Abiquo API documentation of this feature, see Abiquo API Resources and the page for this resource StatisticsResource.


The Metrics tab provides a general view of the resources currently being used by your virtual datacenters, as well as events.

Metrics panels: 

Enterprise resources - virtual datacenters shows statistics of the resources used by your virtual datacenters. Select the virtual datacenter name from the pull-down list

Virtual CPUs

As used by VMs that are currently deployed

StorageRepresents the VM disks that are created on the hypervisor datastore, including non-persistent VM system disks and hard disks. These disks will be deleted when the VM is undeployed. Gigabytes
MemoryRAM used by VMs that are currently deployed. Gigabytes
External storageVolumes created on integrated/managed iSCSI or NFS, or generic iSCSI storage. This includes volumes of persistent external storage and persistent VM system disks. Gigabytes of volumes created in VDCs
VLANSPrivate VLANs defined in Abiquo. A default private VLAN is always created when you create a virtual datacenter. Number of VLANS created in VDCs
Public IPsThe number of IP addresses purchased or reserved in public VLANs, NAT IPs in NAT networks, and floating public IPs in public cloud providers
Virtual machinesThe number of VMs deployed by the enterprise

Key to the graph:

  • Green: Used resources
  • Orange: Soft limits
  • Red: Hard limits

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When there is a hard limit for a resource, the resource usage bar is solid green and it can extend to the hard limit.

When there is no limit for a resource, the resource usage bar is green but it continues to the end of the graph where it fades to white. 

The platform displays a soft limit with a thin orange vertical bar.

If the user exceeds the soft limit for a resource, then the platform displays the resource usage as an orange bar.

Metrics Tables

Virtual appliancesAll the virtual appliances of the current enterprise in the platform, with totals in the table header
Virtual datacentersAll the virtual datacenters of the current enterprise in the platform, with totals in the table header
Last deployed VMsThe last five VMs deployed by the tenant on the platform. It can be filtered by user, including deleted users
Last triggered alertsThe last five alerts triggered for the tenant on the platform
EventsAll events that you can access; to display full details of an event, can click on the event line. 


The Hybrid tab provides an overview of the distribution and cost of your resources between public cloud providers and private cloud. 

Hybrid panels: 

Virtual machines countThe enterprise's VMs that are deployed in public cloud providers or private cloud. You can filter the list by public cloud provider or private cloud.
Workload of VMs by locationA graph of the enterprise's VMs deployed in public cloud providers or private cloud. The virtual machines are counted by location (public cloud region or datacenter). To view the detailed list with a count of VMs in each location, click on the graph

Hybrid billing widgets:

Widget controlDescription
Latest billsThe amount of the last bill and the change in spend from the previous bill for the selected provider
Show more billsA graph with the most recent bills registered in the system. Move the mouse over the graph line to display the bill details
Estimated billFor the current period, calculated using a linear regression of daily costs for the current period, and the change in spend from the last bill for the selected provider
Average cost per VMCalculated from the last bill and the number of VMs in the selected provider


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The Optimization tab aims to help you make best use of your cloud resources. 

For more details of a VM, click on the arrow symbol beside the VM details

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Optimization panels:

Highest CPU usageThe five VMs with highest average CPU usage over the last 30 days
Highest RAM usage

The five VMs with highest average RAM usage over the last 30 days

Longest time ONThe five VMs with the highest uptime on the platform in hours, calculated from the accounting data and not requiring the VMs to currently be in any specific state. You can filter by user name and deleted users
Lowest CPU usageThe five VMs with lowest average CPU usage over the last 30 days
Lowest RAM usageThe five VMs with lowest average RAM usage over the last 30 days
Unused public IPsThe public, floating, or NAT IPs that have been reserved by the tenant but are not in use on a deployed VM
Unused load balancersThe load balancers that have been created by the tenant in the provider but are not in use for deployed VMs  

Administrator dashboard

The administrator dashboard has a list of enterprises in the left panel, so the administrator can display dashboards for the enterprises they administer. They can also switch enterprises and jump directly to enterprise resources.

Related pages

Infrastructure Statistics

Enterprise Statistics


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