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This tutorial describes how to create a cloud and deploy a virtual machine. In this tutorial you will perform the tasks of the cloud administrator, enterprise administrator and enterprise user.
Please see Introduction - The Abiquo Platform for further general introductory information.
This tutorial assumes that the Abiquo platform and the cloud node hypervisor have been set up. For detailed information, see the installation instructions in the Administrator's Guide
For the purposes of this tutorial, a Cloud in the Box installation on a server or virtual machine using DHCP is sufficient.
Log in as Cloud Administrator using the default account with the following data:
In Enterprise edition, cut and paste the key from the license file into the box on the license tab of Configuration view.
The cloud administrator creates the cloud infrastructure for the enterprise administrators and users.
Open Infrastructure view by clicking the icon at the top of the screen.
Click the help button in the top right-hand side of a pop-up to view the help screen for that pop-up.
A cloud node is the physical machine and hypervisor host.
For more information about this form, see the Creating Physical Machines page.
The Cloud Node will be attached to the selected Rack and displayed in the tree view of the Infrastructure tab.
The Appliance Library stores virtual machine templates that have been downloaded from a remote repository or uploaded from a local machine. These templates are made available to the virtual datacenters. From here an enterprise administrator or user can add the virtual machine template to a virtual appliance for deployment in the cloud.
You will see the downloaded template in the Appliance Library.
1. Open the Users View by clicking the icon.
2. Click the button below the Enterprises list to add a new enterprise. Enter the name of your enterprise.
3. Click on the Datacenters tab to enable a datacenter for your enterprise. Select a Datacenter and click the arrow button to add it to the Allowed Datacenters list. Click Save to continue.
Create a Virtual Datacenter. Enterprise administrators and users create virtual datacenters to organize the infrastructure for providing the cloud service. From here they can create virtual appliances in the virtual datacenter and the Abiquo platform will deploy them to the physical infrastructure based on the Virtual Machine Allocation.
Now you can create and configure a Virtual Appliance. A virtual appliance contains one or more virtual machines.
The virtual appliance you create will appear in the Virtual Appliances list.
Click thebutton to deploy the virtual appliance.
It will be powered on, and you can manage it with the control buttons in the lower right corner of the screen.