HA Compatibility External storage and persistent VMs are compatible with HA. To manage High Availability in the user interface, do the following steps:
Abiquo HA does not support VMware vCenter (use VMware HA with vCenter).
Abiquo HA does not support XenServer.
External storage and persistent VMs are compatible with HA.
To manage High Availability in the user interface, do the following steps:
On standard racks Abiquo uses IPMI in the high availability (HA) process to shut down a machine that is not responding. Click IPMI tab to edit the IPMI parameters.
IPMI is used by Abiquo High Availability (HA) to shut down machines on standard racks.
The IP address for the IPMI connection
An optional port for the IP connection
User with privileges to shut down the machine
Password for the user with privileges to shut down the machine
For further information about Abiquo high availability, see Configure HA for VMs in the Administrator's Guide.
Abiquo High Availability of Virtual Machines requires all the hypervisor hosts involved to share the same datastore, which must be enabled for deployment of VMs. This will allow the platform to restart VMs in other hypervisors from the shared datastore. High availability does not copy VM system disks. Thus, if none of the other high availability hypervisors can access the datastore used by a hypervisor, the VMs using this datastore will not be restarted. Therefore, you should enable only shared datastores (and disable other datastores) on high availability hosts and ensure that the shared datastore is available to all other high availability hosts in the same group.
Before re-enabling the physical machine, restart the physical machine and check the hypervisor. For example, for an ESXi host:
To manually enable the physical machine in Abiquo, click the enablebutton on the right-hand side of the screen.