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Create a Datacenter

Before you begin:
  1. Obtain the IP address of the Remote Services server. If you are using a monolithic trial environment, this is the same as your Abiquo Server IP address

  2. Check if you will require the DHCP service (it is required for standard Abiquo networking) and check the protocol to use (Omapi or Dnsmasq)

    Privilege: Access infrastructure view and Private DCs, Manage datacenter

To create a datacenter do these steps:

  1. Go to Infrastructure → Private
  2. At the bottom of the Datacenters list, click the + add button
  3. On the Create datacenter dialog, enter the Name of the datacenter and its Location to plot the datacenter on the Infrastructure view map. Then click Next 
  4. To create the datacenter remote services, enter the IP address of the remote services server for the Virtualization manager. To copy the remote service location, click Duplicate IP addresses 

After the platform creates the datacenter, do these steps:

  • To allow users to deploy in the datacenter, edit your enterprises to add the new datacenter to the Allowed datacenters list 
  • To allow administrators to manage the datacenter, edit your administration scopes and add the new datacenter 

Related pages

Create a datacenter using the API

API Documentation

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

Create a Public Cloud Region

A public cloud region represents a region of a cloud provider in Abiquo, to enable users to use virtual resources and deploy VMs in the cloud.

Privilege: Access Infrastructure view and PCRs, Manage public cloud regions

Before you begin:

  • To create a public cloud region for a vCloud Director cloud, obtain credentials for the Administrator or Organization. For more details, see VMware vCloud Director.

To create a new public cloud region:

  1. Go to Infrastructure → Public
  2. Click the + add button at the bottom of the public cloud regions list. 

  3. The Create public cloud region dialog will open. Enter the base Name and select the Provider. Select the Regions

    • The platform will create the first region with the Name you enter and the others with a suffix of "_1", "_2", and so on. 

    • If for some reason the platform cannot create a region, it will move on to the next region on the list

  4. Click Next

  5. In the remote services IP address field for the Virtualization manager, enter the first letters of the domain name of the remote services server and select it from the selection list
  6. Click Save

    The platform will create your public cloud region.

  • To allow users to deploy in the public cloud region, edit your enterprises to add the new region to the Allowed datacenters list and to add cloud provider API credentials See Obtain public cloud credentials
    • You will require one separate account for each enterprise using a public cloud region, i.e. one account per enterprise
    • For certain regions, such as those in China, you will require separate credentials, which you can enter separately with the appropriate provider (e.g. Amazon CHINA)
    • For vCloud Director, you will require Organization and Administrator credentials 
  • To allow administrators to manage the public cloud region, edit your administration scopes and add the new region

Manage Remote Services

To manage remote services, go to Infrastructure → Remote Services.

Create a remote service

  1. Go to Infrastructure → Remote services
  2. Click the Add button in the top right-hand corner of the Remote services pane. Enter the remote service details in the Create remote service popup. 
TypeSelect the type of the remote service
URI protocolThe default value should work fine
URI IP address

Enter the address of the server where the remote services are running. To share or reuse remote services from another datacenter or public cloud region, type the first number of the IP address or server name to open a selection list.

  • Datacenter only:
    • You cannot share the Appliance manager or Business process manager remote services.
    • Each Appliance Manager requires a separate NFS repository to hold the Datacenter Apps Library
  • To share a Virtualization manager (virtual factory) or Monitor manager (VSM), you must use a shared Redis instance
URI PortThe port for the connection to the remote service. Default ports for DHCP are 7911 (omapi) and 832 (dnsmasq)
URI NameThe name of the remote service webapp
Check all / Check

Click to ensure that the Abiquo Server can connect to the remote service

LocationsTo assign the remote service directly to a location during the creation process, click the Add location link. This step is optional for remote services that can be shared between locations. Select an appropriate location from the pull-down list. After you have added the remote service to a location, it will be displayed in the locations box.

Modify a Remote Service

When you edit a remote service:

  • To change the location of a remote service, click the Add location link.
  • To remove a remote service from a location (but not delete it from the platform), edit it and click the red x button beside the location. 
  • To change the location of the Appliance manager or the Business process manager, you must replace these remote services in the location. To do this, edit the remote service and enter the URL for the replacement remote service(s). If you change the Appliance manager, you must maintain the same NFS repository

Delete a remote service

To delete a remote service, first remove it from any locations where it is in use. If you wish to delete an Appliance manager or a Business process manager remote service, you must replace it in the location where it is in use or delete the datacenter or public cloud region.

Modify a Datacenter or a Public Cloud Region

To modify a datacenter or public cloud region, select it by name, then click on the  configuration button at the bottom of the datacenter list.

To change the name (and for a Datacenter, the location), enter the new values on the General tab.

Modify Remote Services

To modify the remote services in an existing location:

  1. Edit the datacenter or public cloud region, and go to the Remote services tab.
    • To add an existing remote service, click on the arrow to the right of the remote service and select it from the pull-down list.
    • To remove a remote service, click the black "x" beside it

      Remote services that are not editable cannot be sharedThey must always be associated with one and only one location. You can only replace them on the Infrastructure main Remote Services tab or delete them by deleting the entire location.

    • To display the status of the remote service from the last manual or automatic infrastructure check, click the Check button and the status indicator will show green or red (not available). You should not save a location with any remote services that are not available in the location.
  2. When you have edited all the Remote services, click Save.
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