Abiquo 5.0

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Supported versions

  • XenServer 6.2.0

Limitations

  • Abiquo HA is not supported

Installation

To install XenServer, the installation ISOs must be downloaded from the Citrix site: http://www.citrix.com/

Download the Product Installer and the Linux Guest Support images. By default, XenServer only supports Windows Guests, so the Linux Guest Support ISO must be downloaded too if you plan to deploy Linux images.

Optionally, XenCenter can be downloaded and installed on another machine so you can manage XenServer from a user-friendly interface.

After you have downloaded the images, refer to the XenServer official installation instructions to install it on the cloud node. You can find them in the XenServer Documentation Index.

With a default installation, the xapi daemon can crash because of lack of free disk space. To avoid this problem, connect to XenServer with SSH and modify /etc/logrotate.d/xapi adding "rotate 5" and "size 100M".

$ vi /etc/logrotate.d/xapi
/var/log/xensource.log {
    rotate 5
    size 100M
    missingok
    sharedscripts
    postrotate
        /opt/xensource/bin/xe log-reopen 2> /dev/null || true
    endscript
}

The Remote Services appliance will access XenServer through port 443.

General Features

FeatureDescription
XenCenterNot integrated but compatible with Abiquo
Live VM Migration with XenMotion(tick)
Live Storage Migration with Storage XenMotion(tick)
Host Failure Protection with High Availability(tick) Abiquo supports XenServer HA
Performance Reporting and Alerting

(tick) Abiquo monitoring and metrics

Network controllers(tick)
Remote Access(error) Administrator only

Storage Features

FeatureDescription
Datastores

LVM, EXT3, NFS,

iSCSI, HBA

Disk Controllers
  • SCSI
  • IDE
System Disks 
Persistent Virtual
Machines

(tick) iSCSI
(error) NFS 

Disk Resize

(tick)

Storage Live MigrationXenMotion