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Introduction to Configuration view

If you have the appropriate permissions, you can access the Configuration view by clicking the Configuration view icon at the top of the screen. The Configuration view consists of two main sections: System Properties and Licenses. Within the system properties section there are five other sections: General, Infrastructure, Network, Dashboard and Wiki links.

 

Configuration view changelog

New Configuration Options

The following options are new in Abiquo 3.0:

  • General
    • Elements per page in main lists: replaces two deprecated options
    • Enable firewall for private VDC
  • Infrastructure
    • Default Abiquo template repo (will not be created if empty)

Deprecated Configuration Options

The following options were deprecated in Abiquo 3.0:

  • General
    • Enable the Abiquo Wizard feature: there is no wizard in Abiquo 3.0
    • Enterprises per page in User management: replaced by new option described above
    • Users per page in User management: replaced by new option described above
  • Infrastructure
    • URL to UCS Manager Interface (http://rack_jp + value)
    • URL for template disk format compatibility documentation

New Wiki Links

There following new wiki links are new in Abiquo 3.0:

  • Virtual Datacenters
    • Create/edit firewall
    • Edit firewall rules

System Properties

API Documentation

For the Abiquo API documentation of this feature, see Abiquo API Resources and the page for this resource SystemPropertyResource.

The system properties tab allows the cloud administrator to view and change the properties that are currently used in each client by default.

The tab has the following pages: Infrastructure, Network, Dashboard, General and Wiki Links.

Configuration

General properties

Configuration element

Default

Notes

Logo file

themes/abicloudDefault/logo.png

Directory and filename of the tenant logo file. The directory is relative to the Abiquo installation directory. The logo file should be a .png, .jpg or other web compatible image file. The resolution should be 72 ppi and the image size should be 130 x 70 pixels

Elements per page in main lists

25

How many elements display per page

URL displayed when the enterprise logo is clicked

http://www.abiquo.com

This web page will be displayed when the Abiquo server has access to the URL

Display Report button linked to this URL (empty -> no Report button display)

 

To display the report button, enter the report URL here. Clicking the icon will open this page and pass the user's enterprise as a parameter (in the form ?enterprise=1). Users must also have the Access Reports privilege in order to display the report icon and access the report page. By default this privilege is assigned to the cloud admin role

Allow user to change their password

(tick)

Mark this checkbox to enable users to open a popup to edit their personal details by clicking on the link in the top right corner of the screen. The user personal details include the password if platform authentication is used. The information that can be edited varies, depending on the user. If this option is disabled, the user details can only be edited in Users view

Allow user to logout

(tick)

Allow users to log out by clicking on the "logout" link in the top right corner of the screen. Otherwise the link will not be displayed, and users will only be logged out when their browser session ends

Show Virtual Machine hard disk tab

(tick)

Display the virtual machine hard disk tab

Redirect to this URL after logout (empty -> login screen)

 

If no URL is supplied, the login screen is opened after logout

Default view after login

Home

Select from the pull-down list of Abiquo views - Home, Infrastructure, Virtual Datacenters, etc. The Home view is the system default. If another view is set as the system default and the user does not have enough privileges to open it, the Home view will open

Show details of soft limits when reached

(tick)

If this option is not selected, the soft limits message will state that the limits have been reached and allow the user to decide if they want to continue

Show details of hard limit when reached

(tick)

If this option is not selected, the hard limits message will state that the limits have been reached and that the operation cannot be performed

Workflow endpoint

 

Enter the URL endpoint for the workflow process. If workflow is enabled, Abiquo will send workflow requests to this URL. The workflow endpoint is the URL of the web application that connects to the workflow tool. If you do not have the URL for the workflow endpoint, check with your system administrator

Enable workflow

(error)

If workflow is enabled, in Virtual Datacenters view, the Workflow Tasks tab will display queued tasks. Before you enable workflow, enter the Workflow endpoint, otherwise tasks in progress will fail because of the missing endpoint

Enable firewall for private VDC

(error)

Firewall front end for datacenters with their own firewall integrations

Infrastructure properties

Configuration element

Default

Notes

Default Abiquo template repo (will not be created if empty)

http://abiquo-repository.abiquo.com/ovfindex.xml

-

Refresh interval for remote template download progress (seconds)

10

How often the background process will check the download to update the progress bar when you Add VM Template from Remote Repository to the appliance library of a datacenter. The update interval is indicated by a countdown timer in the lower right corner of the screen

Default latitude for datacenters map

41.3825

The decimal latitude of the map location you will see when OpenStreetMap opens in the Infrastructure view. The default value is for Barcelona

Default longitude for datacenters map

2.176944

The decimal longitude of the map location you will see when OpenStreetMap opens in the Infrastructure view. The default value is for Barcelona

Default zoom level for datacenters map

4

-

Refresh interval for infrastructure data (seconds)

30

More than one cloud administrator can work with the same Abiquo platform at the same time. Thus the infrastructure page is updated so that changes in datacenters are propagated to all servers. The update interval is indicated by a countdown timer in the lower right corner of the screen in Infrastructure view

Refresh interval for event log (seconds)

10

How often Abiquo updates the display of the event log in the Home View

Number of IP addresses in lists

25

-

Allow remote access to Virtual Machines

(tick)

When enabled, you can click the eye icon for a virtual machine within a virtual datacenter to open a hypervisor shell window. This option does not affect remote shell access (e.g. ssh). Otherwise, the eye icon is disabled. For more information see Configure Remote Access to Virtual Machines

Refresh interval for Virtual Appliance deployment progress (seconds)

5

How often the background process checks the deployment of virtual appliances and updates the virtual appliance state. Indicated by a countdown timer in the bottom right corner of the screen on the Virtual Appliance page. For more information please see Manage Virtual Appliances

Refresh interval for Virtual Appliance (seconds)

30

How often the background process checks the state of virtual appliances and updates the state. Indicated by a countdown timer in the bottom right corner of the screen on the Virtual Appliance page. For more information please see Manage Virtual Appliances

Default hypervisor password

temporal

-

Default hypervisor port

 

-

Default Hypervisor user

root

-

Allowed virtual storage volume sizes (gigabytes)

1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256

Values displayed in gigabytes on the form for adding a new volume to a virtual datacenter. Enter values separated by commas with no spaces. You can enter values with decimal places and values lower than one

Default minimum VLAN ID

2

-

Default maximum VLAN ID

4094

-

Refresh interval for missing VM template conversions (seconds)

5

When you edit a virtual machine template in your appliance library (uploaded from local machine/downloaded from repository), you can launch a background process to generate all the missing template formats for other hypervisors. In the template formats list, the state of all template conversions is indicated and it gets refreshed by a background process. Because this is a pop-up screen, there is no countdown timer

Network properties

Configuration element

Default

Notes

Network

 

Default private VLAN for virtual datacenters

Name

default_private_network

The name of the default private VLAN

Netmask

2

The network mask of the default private VLAN

Network address

192.168.0.0

The network address of the default private VLAN

Gateway

192.168.0.1

The gateway of the network. Make sure the gateway is an IP address inside the range defined by the network address and the network mask

Primary DNS

 

-

Secondary DNS

 

-

DNS suffix

 

-

Dashboard properties

Configuration element

Default

Notes

URL of documentation home page

http://wiki.abiquo.com

-

Show Users button on main toolbar

(tick)

If selected, the users button is displayed, and both cloud administrators and enterprise administrators can edit users. If not selected, no users icon is displayed and no one can edit users until the cloud administrator changes this option

Refresh interval for dashboard (seconds)

30

Time interval between updates of the monitoring dashboard of the Home View to allow multiple users to make and see changes. Indicated with a countdown timer in the lower right-hand corner of the screen

URL to purchase licenses

http://www.abiquo.com/license

URL that will be shown in Abiquo to enable users to purchase licenses

Wiki links properties

Configuration element

Default

Notes

Show help button

(tick)

To display the help icon on all pop-ups, mark the Show help icon checkbox. This icon will take the user to the specific help page for the pop-up or the default help page

Show default help button

(error)

If there is no specific help page for a pop-up, show a default help page

Default help URL

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Abiquo+Documentation+Home

To show the help icon on pop-ups without specific help pages. Otherwise, the default help icon will not display

Infrastructure

Wiki link

Default

Create Datacenter

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Datacenters+and+Public+Cloud+Regions

Edit datacenter

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Datacenters+and+Public+Cloud+Regions#ManageDatacentersandPublicCloudRegions-ModifyaDatacenteroraPublicCloudRegion

Edit remote service

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Datacenters+and+Public+Cloud+Regions#ManageDatacentersandPublicCloudRegions-ModifyRemoteServices

Create physical machine

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Compute+in+Datacenters#ComputeinDatacenters-CreateMachines

Manage datastores

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Compute+in+Datacenters#ComputeinDatacenters-ManageDatastores

Create rack

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Compute+in+Datacenters#ComputeinDatacenters-CreateRacks

Mail notification

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Compute+in+Datacenters#ComputeinDatacenters-SendingEmailNotifications

Create public VLAN

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Public+Networks

Create VLAN static routes

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Public+Networks#ManagePublicNetworks-ConfigurestaticroutesusingDHCP

Create storage device

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+External+Storage#ManageExternalStorage-CreatePersistentStorageDevices

Create storage pools

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+External+Storage#ManageExternalStorage-AddStoragePools

Edit tiers

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+External+Storage#ManageExternalStorage-ManageStorageServiceLevelswithTiers

Set global allocation rules

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Allocation+Rules#ManageAllocationRules-GlobalRulesManagement

Set Datacenter allocation rules

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Allocation+Rules#ManageAllocationRules-DatacenterRulesManagement

Virtual datacenters

Wiki link

Default

Create Virtual Datacenter

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Virtual+Datacenters#ManageVirtualDatacenters-Createavirtualdatacenter

Create Virtual Appliance

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Virtual+Appliances#ManageVirtualAppliances-CreateaVirtualAppliance

Create private network

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Networks#ManageNetworks-CreateaPrivateVLAN

Create public network

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Networks#ManageNetworks-ObtainIPaddressesfrompublicnetworks

Create volume

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Virtual+Storage+in+Datacenters#ManageVirtualStorageinDatacenters-CreatingaVolumeofManagedStorage

Edit Virtual Machine

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Configure+Virtual+Machines

Use instances of Virtual Machines

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Virtual+Machines#ManageVirtualMachines-AddInstancesofVirtualMachinesinDatacenter

Create VM network interface

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Configure+Virtual+Machines#ConfigureVirtualMachines-ManageVMNetworkInterfaces

Create VM instance

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Create+Virtual+Machine+Instances

Create persistent VM

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Create+Persistent+Virtual+Machines+in+Datacenters

Capture VM

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Import+and+Capture+Virtual+Machines

More info while deploying VApp

 

Create VM layer

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Configure+VM+High+Availability#ConfigureVMHighAvailability-CreateanAnti-affinityLayer

Create/edit firewall

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Firewalls#ManageFirewalls-Createafirewall

Edit firewall rules

http://wiki.abiquo.com/display/ABI30/Manage+Firewalls#ManageFirewalls-Editfirewallrules

Apps library

Users

Pricing

Configuration

 

 

License Management

API Documentation

For the Abiquo API documentation of this feature, see Abiquo API Resources and the page for this resource LicenseResource.

Abiquo licensing is based on managed CPU cores. When purchasing an Abiquo license, the user must specify the number of CPUs that will be managed by the Abiquo platform and obtain a license according to that number.

There is no restriction on the way a user licenses the product. Users can purchase more than one license, and combine them to fit their needs.

Cumulative licensing

Abiquo uses a cumulative licensing mechanism, so users who purchase several licenses L to manage C cores will have the ability to manage L1*N1 + L2*N2 + Ln*Nn cores.

The license tab is shown below.

The example figure shows the Abiquo platform installed with 3 licenses, one of them expired. The total amount of cores that the Abiquo platform will manage according to this example is 2000 cores.

To add a purchased license, just click the add button and copy the license key into the pop-up that appears:

You can also open the license tab and request a license by clicking the red UNLICENSED link that appears under the user icon in the top right corner of the screen.

To remove an existing license, select it and click the delete button.