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:
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:
This is process is very similar to that of setting enterprise limits, so for more details, see #Control Enterprise Resources above.
Total amount of RAM that may be used by VMs including hardware profiles assigned to VMs
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
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.
Total number of Public IPs, floating IPs (in public cloud), and NAT IPs that may be used
|Repository||Operations||Private 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 machines||Deployment||Total number of VMs that users can deploy in the location using their allowed resources|
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.
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
Click Accept to save the Enterprise datacenter resources
To allow a tenant to use backup policies:
To use hardware profiles:
After you enable hardware profiles for a tenant, you can do the following steps in the Apps library:
Abiquo will now require users to select hardware profiles when they create VMs.
You can disable hardware profiles mode if the provider also supports CPU and RAM. When you disable it for an enterprise in a datacenter, the hardware profile details will simply “disappear” from VMs, and users will work with CPU and RAM values again. When editing the enterprise, however, the profiles that you made available are still marked, in case you decide to enable hardware profiles again.
If you enable hardware profile mode again, Abiquo enables hardware profiles in the same way as when you first enabled hardware profiles. After re-enabling hardware profile mode, you should check templates and recommended hardware profiles.
To restrict enterprise access to a specific hardware profile, i f the enterprise does not have any deployed VMs using it, you can edit the enterprise’s allowed datacenter and unselect the hardware profile in the available list.
You can also make Abiquo hardware profiles inactive in Infrastructure view, at any time and even if they are used in deployed VMs. See Hardware profiles#Stop users from working with a hardware profile