Abiquo offers two main types of self-service virtual storage: hard disks and volumes.
- A user creates hard disks directly for a VM and Abiquo creates them on the hypervisor datastore and deletes them when the user undeploys a VM or detaches a hard disk.
- A user creates persistent volumes for a virtual datacenter and Abiquo creates them on an external storage device or in public cloud storage. The user attaches the volumes to the VM and when the user undeploys the VM, Abiquo detaches them and makes them available in the virtual datacenter. Users can move volumes from one VM to another. In private cloud, to create persistent VMs, users can copy templates to volumes and deploy them, or add persistent volumes to existing VMs.
See VM storage