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Abiquo 4.7

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User dashboard

The Home view or 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 the columns in the header rows
  • To jump directly to a VM, virtual datacenter or virtual appliance, double-click on its Name or label.


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

Virtual CPUs used by VMs that are currently deployed


VM disks that are created on the hypervisor datastore. This includes non-persistent VM system disks and hard disks.
These disks will be deleted when the VM is undeployed. Gigabytes of disks created on datastores.

MemoryGigabytes of RAM used by VMs that are currently deployed
Ext. StorageVolumes of storage created on integrated/managed iSCSI or NFS, or generic iSCSI storage devices.
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 IPsNumber of IP addresses purchased or reserved in public VLANs
RepositoryNFS Repository space used by the enterprise in the Apps library including templates and instances but not conversions (GB). Available for enterprises only, not individual virtual datacenters
Virtual machinesNumber of VMs deployed by the enterprise

Key to the graph:

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

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 VMs deployed by the tenant on the platform. It can be filtered by user, including deleted users
Last triggered alertsThe last 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 hybrid billing dashboard for a cloud provider

Hybrid billing details for a cloud provider


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:

CPU usage > 80%The VMs with highest average CPU usage over the last 30 days
RAM usage > 80%

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

Longest time deployedThe VMs with the highest time deployed on the platform in days and hours, and not requiring the VMs to currently be in any specific state. You can filter by user name and deleted users
CPU usage < 30%The VMs with lowest average CPU usage over the last 30 days
RAM usage < 30%The 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.


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