For details of OpenStack features, see OpenStack
Abiquo can work with generic OpenStack clouds, for example, a private OpenStack deployment you may have in your labs, or even public OpenStack offerings. The feature is very similar to other Abiquo public cloud plugins, enabling you to deploy and configure virtual machines (including Chef features), manage their lifecycle, and manage networking and VDCs.
And you can configure networking with the same functionality as the Abiquo OpenStack Neutron Integration in private cloud. See Configure the Neutron integration. Note that when you create the OpenStack region, Abiquo will automatically configure the network infrastructure, so it is not necessary to create a device to point to the Neutron system as in private cloud.
To retrieve OpenStack regions:
To create OpenStack Regions
Then you can edit Enterprises to allow tenants access and add tenant credentials in the usual way. Enter the credentials on the Credentials tab in the following format.
Abiquo OpenStack Neutron (OSN) integration provides the following features:
Software defined networking.
Tenant management for network isolation.
Subnet management and routing.
Security group management for load balancers.
Firewall and load balancing services for VMs.
When users create a VDC, Abiquo create a dedicated tenant in Neutron and configure its default network and gateway router. All private networks will use this router as gateway.
If an external network is defined in the Remote Services properties, the router use it to route traffic from the internal networks to the outside using SNAT.
To configure the OpenStack Neutron integration for use with OpenStack Regions: