Abiquo 5.0

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The platform will automatically manage hardware profiles as follows:

  • Provider hardware profiles
    • If you synchronize a public cloud region and a VM has a hardware profile that is not allowed for the enterprise, the platform will automatically allow the hardware profile
    • For AWS, Abiquo recommends hardware profiles based on information supplied by AWS in the following table, which was loaded into the platform at the time this feature was developed:  http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/instance-type-matrix/
    • If the provider does not support CPU and RAM as well as hardware profiles, and if there is no hardware profile that matches the CPU and RAM values, the platform cannot create a hardware profile, so the user will have to select another one
    • During onboarding, if there is a cost code assigned to the VM template, the platform will match the template cost code with a hardware profile cost code and assign the corresponding hardware profile
  • Abiquo hardware profiles
    • If a tenant enterprise already has VMs deployed when you enable hardware profiles, the platform will try to assign existing hardware profiles. If the templates of the deployed VMs have cost codes, the platform will match the cost codes with the cost codes of hardware profiles and assign the corresponding hardware profiles. If an existing profile is inactive, the platform will activate this profile and assign it. Otherwise, the platform will create a new hardware profile named ABQ_HP_{cpu}_{ram}_ID.
    • If you capture a VM, the platform will behave as for VMs that were already deployed when you enabled hardware profiles. During capture, the template has no cost code, so the platform cannot match cost codes to assign a hardware profile 
  • VApp specs
    • When you create a VApp spec, the platform records the CPU and RAM, but not a specific hardware profile. When you create a virtual appliance from a spec, The platform creates a VM and assigns an appropriate hardware profile.