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User dashboard

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

Metrics

On the Home view dashboard, the Metrics tab provides an overview of the resources an enterprise is using on the platform.

To jump straight to a resource, click on the resource name in a table. To display more details of an event, click on the event in the table.

For the administrator, by default the platform displays the metrics for the current enterprise. To display metrics for another enterprise, select the enterprise or switch to it. 

For the user, the metrics tab display the metrics for the enterprise's virtual datacenters.

Enterprise resources and virtual datacenter resources

This panel shows statistics of the resources used by an enterprise in all accessible datacenters, or the selected virtual datacenter. The display depends on user privileges, see Configure dashboard display

  • To view usage and limits for a single virtual datacenter, select Virtual datacenters from the dropdown list and then select one from the second dropdown list.
  • To view usage for an enterprise, select or switch to the enterprise, and select Enterprise from the dropdown list.


StatisticsDescription
Virtual CPUs

Virtual CPUs used by VMs that are currently deployed

Storage

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

Screenshot: enterprise resource usage

Screenshot: For the selected enterprise the chart displays resource usage with soft and hard limits.

 Key:

  • Green = used
  • Orange = soft limit
  • Red = hard limit

Virtual appliances

This is a list of details of all the virtual appliances in the platform, including:
  • Virtual appliance name
  • Virtual datacenter currently hosting this virtual appliance
  • Total VMs deployed
  • Currently running VMs
  • Number of storage volumes currently attached to VMs

Dashboard panel displaying virtual appliances and their virtual machines

To open a virtual appliance, double-click on the virtual appliance name.

Virtual datacenters

This is a list of all the virtual datacenters of the current enterprise on the platform, including:
  • Virtual datacenter name
  • Location
  • Total VMs deployed
  • Currently running VMs
  • Total number of storage volumes created
  • Number of storage volumes currently attached to VMs

Dashboard panel displaying virtual datacenters and their resources

To open a virtual datacenter, double-click on the virtual datacenter name.

Events

This is a condensed view of the Events view logs. It is controlled with the same privileges as the Events view, and it will display events depending on the user's role, privileges and scope.

Privilege: Display all events for current enterprise, Display all events

You can filter the events by severity, including All, ERROR, INFO, and WARN.

Events dashboard panel displays the events that the user can access

Click on an event to open the event in a popup.

 Click here to show/hide the screenshot

Click on an event to display its details in a popup

Last deployed VMs

This is a list of the last five VMs deployed by the enterprise on the platform. It can be filtered to display the last five VMs deployed by each user. The details include:
  • Virtual machine label
  • Creation user
  • Start time
  • State

Dashboard panel displaying the last VMs deployed by the tenant that can be filtered by user

To open the virtual appliance that contains a VM, double-click on the VM name.

Last triggered alerts

This is a list of the last five alerts triggered for the enterprise on the platform. The details include:
  • Alert
  • Virtual appliance
  • Date
  • Active

Dashboard panel displaying the last alarms triggered for the enterprise

Hybrid

On the Home view dashboard, the Hybrid tab provides an overview of your resources in public cloud providers and private cloud. 

Privilege: Display hybrid dashboard tab


Home view dashboard with hybrid cloud tab displaying VM counts, billing and so on


To jump straight to a VM double click on its label or name in a table. 


Virtual machines count

This panel lists the 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. It displays the following details:
  • Virtual machine label
  • Virtual appliance
  • Virtual datacenter
  • State

Screenshot: Virtual machines count by public cloud providerVirtual machine count panel on hybrid cloud dashboard

Screenshot: Virtual machines count in private cloud

Virtual machine count in private cloud providers


Workload of VMs by location

This panel shows a 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.

Pie chart of virtual machine count on hybrid cloud dashboard


Billing widgets 

On the hybrid tab, there is an optional Billing details section.
Privilege: View bills

If billing information is available, the platform can display the Billing widgets for public cloud providers such as AWS and Azure. 

Hybrid cloud dashboard tab with billing widgets displaying bills and costs for virtual machines in public cloud providers

Privilege: View bills, Display VM cost view widget (hybrid tab)

The platform can also display the Average cost per virtual machine for this provider. By default, the platform will display the Latest bills and Estimated bill.

Billing widgets with latest bills, estimated bills, average cost per virtual machine on hybrid cloud dashboard tab

To view more details of the latest bills, click on the link to Show more bills.

Latest bills chart on hybrid cloud dashboard tab

Optimization

On the Home view dashboard, the Optimization tab aims to help you make best use of your cloud resources. 

Privilege: Display optimization dashboard tab

Dashboard Optimization tab displaying VMs with high or low usage

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

Detail of a VM with high CPU usage

To jump straight to a VM double click on its label or name in a table. 


Highest CPU usage

This panel lists the five VMs with highest average CPU usage over the last 30 days. It displays the following details:
  • Virtual machine label
  • Virtual machine name
  • Minimum CPU usage
  • Average CPU usage
  • Maximum CPU usage

Dashboard panel on Optimization tab displaying VMs with the highest CPU usage

Highest RAM usage

This panel lists the five VMs with highest average RAM usage over the last 30 days. It displays the following details:
  • Virtual machine label
  • Virtual machine name
  • Minimum RAM usage
  • Average RAM usage
  • Maximum RAM usage

Dashboard panel on Optimization tab displaying VMs with the highest RAM usage

Longest time ON

This panel lists the five VMs with the highest uptime on the platform, calculated from the accounting data and not requiring the VMs to currently be in any specific state.  The panel displays the following details:
  • Virtual machine label
  • Creation user
  • Period
  • State

Dashboard panel on Optimization tab displaying VMs with the longest time on

Lowest CPU usage

This panel lists the five VMs with lowest average CPU usage over the last 30 days. It displays the following details:
  • Virtual machine label
  • Virtual machine name
  • Minimum CPU usage
  • Average CPU usage
  • Maximum CPU usage

Dashboard panel on Optimization tab displaying VMs with the lowest CPU usage

Lowest RAM usage

This panel lists the five VMs with lowest average RAM usage over the last 30 days. It displays the following details:
  • Virtual machine label
  • Virtual machine name
  • Minimum RAM usage
  • Average RAM usage
  • Maximum RAM usage

Dashboard panel on Optimization tab displaying VMs with the lowest RAM usage

Unused public IPs

This panel lists the public IPs that have been reserved by the enterprise but are not in use. It displays the following details:
  • IP address
  • MAC
  • VLAN

Dashboard panel on Optimization tab displaying unused public IPs that may be charged for

Unused load balancers

This panel lists load balancers that have been created by the enterprise in the provider but are not in use. It displays the following details:
  • Name
  • Algorithm

Dashboard panel on Optimization tab displaying unused load balancers that may be charged for


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.

Display enterprise resources for the tenant


The administrator can display Enterprise resources with totals for the tenant as well as the virtual datacenters. The administrator can display enterprise limits.

To display enterprise resources for the current enterprise, on the Dashboard Metrics panel, select Enterprise from the pull down menu.  


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Display the dashboard for another tenant


To display the dashboard statistics of another enterprise, click on the enterprise in the Enterprise list. The name of the selected enterprise will display above the dashboard panels.


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Switch to another tenant


All Abiquo users belong to a tenant, which in Abiquo is called an enterprise. You will only be able to work with virtual resources in one tenant at a time, but to administer another tenant, you do not need to log out and log in again.

To switch to another tenant:

  1. In the Enterprises list select the tenant
  2. Click the Switch enterprises button beside the tenant name

  • The name of the enterprise that you are currently using will be displayed beneath your username in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • All your actions with virtual datacenters, virtual appliances, VMs and VM templates will apply to the current enterprise until you switch to another enterprise
  • When you log out and log in again, the platform will not reset the enterprise, unless your environment uses LDAP or OpenID for user management, in which case the platform will reset the enterprise at login.
  • When you are viewing the dashboard for another enterprise, to jump straight to a VDC, VApp or VM, double-click on it, and the platform will automatically switch your user to the owner enterprise
  • You can also switch to another tenant in Users view

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