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This section describes how to configure the limits and resource access of an enterprise in a location, which means a specific datacenter or public cloud region. 

To create enterprise configuration for a cloud location:

  1. Go to Users → edit Enterprise
  2. Go to Datacenters → select an Allowed datacenter or public cloud region
    • If your platform configuration enables you to select a provider, you can also create some default settings at the provider level
  3. Edit the datacenter or public cloud region

Configure resource limits in a location

At the location level, you can limit resources and set defaults.

To configure the same limits for all regions in a provider, select a provider group. For example, if you enter a hard limit of 8 CPUs, then the platform will create a hard limit of 8 CPUs in each region for this provider.

To limit resources in a datacenter or public cloud region, set allocation limits:

  1. Select an Allowed Datacenter (datacenter or public cloud region) in the right pane 
  2. Click the pencil Edit button. An edit dialog will open at the Allocation limits tab
  3. Set valid allocation limits

This is process is very similar to that of setting enterprise limits, so for more details, see #Control Enterprise Resources above.

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Total amount of RAM that may be used by VMs including hardware profiles assigned to VMs

Virtual CPUs


Total number of virtual CPU cores that may be used by VMs including hardware profiles assigned to VMs

Local Hard Disk


Total size of hard disk that may be used by VMs on hypervisor datastores and in public cloud providers

External Storage


Total size of external storage that may be created for assignment to VMs



Total number of private VLANs that may be defined. Note that a private VLAN is automatically created for every VDC, so this limit may restrict the number of VDCs that users can create.

Public IPs


Total number of Public IPs, floating IPs (in public cloud), and NAT IPs that may be used

RepositoryOperationsPrivate cloud: Total size of NFS Repository space that maybe used for the Apps Library including templates and instances (but not conversions). Manage the Datacenter Apps Library#How much space can I use in the Apps Library?
Virtual machinesDeploymentTotal number of VMs that users can deploy in the location using their allowed resources

Set the default virtual network for an enterprise in a datacenter

Each time the tenant's users create a virtual datacenter, Abiquo creates a private network and assigns a default network to the virtual datacenter based on the default networks set for the virtual datacenter (default or custom), enterprise (default) or platform (see Configuration View#Network). If a user deploys a VM without creating a NIC, Abiquo will assign a NIC on the default network.

The default network for an enterprise in a datacenter can be the default private network (" An auto-created private VLAN " called " default_private_network "), a custom private netowrk, an external network, or an unmanaged network.  See  Cloud networks  for more information about these network types.

Before you begin optionally define the default private network in  Configuration View . And  if you wish to use an external or unmanaged network, define it in Infrastructure view in the datacenter's  Manage External Networks

To set the default network for an enterprise in a datacenter:

  1. Go to Users view and create or edit an enterprise. Select the Datacenters tab and edit an Allowed datacenter 
  2. Select the Default VLAN tab. The current default VLAN network will be highlighted in bold text
  3. Select a different private or external VLAN
  4. Click Accept to save the Enterprise datacenter resources

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When you change the default network for the enterprise and datacenter, the new default network will be assigned to all new virtual datacenters you create. But remember it is possible to override the enterprise's datacenter default network for a specific virtual datacenter by going to Edit Virtual datacenter → Networks.

Control access to storage tiers in a datacenter

You can control access to storage tiers that define different storage service levels. Before you begin, configure storage in Infrastructure view (see Manage Storage). 

To set the allowed and restricted storage tiers for an enterprise, go to Enterprise → Datacenters → Tiers. To allow tiers, select one or more tiers from the prohibited column and drag 

  • The configuration you perform here will override the basic tier configuration set in Infrastructure view (Allow tier for all enterprises or on the Enterprise access tab). But a new configuration on the Enterprise access tab will 

  • You cannot restrict access to the tier for an enterprise that has created volumes in the tier

Continue with further configuration or click Accept to save the Enterprise.

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Control access to datastore service levels in a datacenter

You can control access to datastore service levels with datastore tiers. Before you begin,  configure datastore service levels with tiers for the datacenter and  add your hypervisor datastores to datastore tiers. See Manage Datastore Service Levels with Datastore Tiers 

To allow or prohibit access to a datastore tier for an individual enterprise, go to Enterprise → Allowed datacenters → Datastore tiers. Drag and drop datastore tiers to the Allowed or Prohibited lists for this enterprise

  • You cannot restrict the access of enterprises that have already created disks in the tier
  • Changes in Infrastructure view to the Datastore tiers on the Enterprise access tab will override these settings

Click Accept to save the Enterprise datacenter resources


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Allow tenants to use backup policies in a datacenter

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Allow tenants to use hardware profiles

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