To work with Azure ARM compute in Abiquo, you'll need to add credentials to your Abiquo enterprise.
Abiquo provides these instructions as a guide only and we update them occasionally.
Abiquo recommends that customers follow the instructions of the cloud provider, for example, at the time of writing for Azure:
To obtain details of your Azure subscription, do the following steps.
Click on your subscription
If the subscription does not display, check that you have selected the correct directory. Click on the directory name in the top right corner. From here you can switch directory
Save the Subscription ID to enter in the Abiquo credentials.
If you purchased the subscription directly from Azure, you can also save the Offer ID for the pricing credentials.
To create an ARM application using the Azure Portal and obtain details of the application, do these steps.
To register the application, enter a Name, select the Supported account types, and enter a URL. The value of the URL will not be used, so it could be any URL. Click Register
Save the Application (client) ID and the Directory (tenant) ID, because you will need to configure them in Abiquo. Then click Certificates & secrets
To configure the password for the application, click New client secret, which will open the Add a client secret section. Enter a Description and an Expiry duration, then click Add
The Azure portal will display the password ONCE ONLY. You must use this password in Abiquo, so make sure to save it, because Azure will not display it again.
Go to the Subscriptions menu, select the subscription you want to associate the application with, and add a new permission for it with these steps.
Select Access control (IAM)
In the dialog, select the Contributor role, and in the Select box, enter the name of the application. Then click Save
Go to the Subscriptions menu and select Resource providers
Search for the Microsoft.Compute provider and click Register to add it for the subscription if it is not already added
Search for the Microsoft.Network provider and click Register to add it for the subscription if it is not already added
Before you add credentials, an administrator must create at least one compatible public cloud region in Azure ARM, and allow your enterprise to access this region. Some regions may require separate credentials, for example regions in China, and you will need to obtain credentials and create these regions separately. See Create a public cloud region.
To do this, edit the Enterprise and enter the credentials for the Azure ARM provider in the following format:To connect Abiquo to your Azure ARM account, add the Azure ARM credentials obtained in the above step to Abiquo.
This means you should enter the Subscription ID, Application ID and Tenant ID, as a single string and separate each element with a '#'. For example:
Before you add credentials, your administrator must create at least one compatible public cloud region in Azure ARM, and allow your enterprise to access this region. Some regions may require separate credentials, for example regions in China, and you will need to obtain credentials and create these regions separately. See Create a public cloud region
For Azure, the format of the pricing credentials identity for standard Azure accounts is as follows.
The text string "normal#" indicates a standard account. We recommend that you specify the "normal#" text string, even though it is the default option.
The Offer-Durable-ID is the Offer ID from the Azure portal. See Display Azure billing data for billing dashboard instructions.
For CSP accounts, the main tenant should add the pricing credentials in the following format:
The customer tenants do not need to add pricing credentials. The platform will use the CSP credentials for the customer tenants in the hierarchy.