The following diagram gives an overview of the Abiquo Storage Model.
The Abiquo Storage Model consists of the following elements:
The Appliance Library is contained on the NFS Repository. The NFS Repository is a simple NFS shared folder that can be hosted on almost all machines. There is one NFS Repository per physical datacenter in Abiquo.
The Appliance Library contains:
Abiquo Virtual Storage consists of virtual block devices that can be mounted on virtual machines. The Virtual Machines see these volumes as physical disks and they can be attached through the Abiquo GUI and the API.
Virtual storage types:
Virtual storage contains:
A Hypervisor Datastore is mounted on the hypervisor and registered in Abiquo. At deployment, the hypervisor API or Abiquo AIM copies the virtual disk image from the Appliance Library to the hypervisor datastore. For this reason, Abiquo recommends separating the Appliance Library and the hypervisor datastore.
A hypervisor datastore contains: