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titleClick here to show/hide the task to: Create allocation limits for an enterprise

To set limits based on the business agreement with the enterprise holder:
1. Login as SysAdmin
2. Go to the Users view and select a specific Enterprise
3. Edit the enterprise and select the "Allocation limits" tab
4. Set "Hard Limits" to set maximum allowable limits for use by the enterprise to deploy virtual appliances/VMs, and set "Soft limits" for warning.

The platform will display aEnterprise admin will receive an email a warning when the tenant reaches the "Soft Limit" and Enterprise enterprise users will not be able to deploy VMs past after the tenant reaches the "Hard Limits" set.. You can create an integration with the event streaming API to perform additional actions when tenants reach either limit. An example of a basic integration is an event notifier.

This can be taken a stage further and the Cloud Admin can reserve physical infrastructure for an Enterprise. Perhaps they own part of the infrastructure, or they wish to take advantage of a Cloud service but do not want to share resources with other tenants. The reserved hardware is only available to the users in the enterprise that has been allocated the reservation of the hardware.  Reserve hardware BEFORE the enterprise deploys in the cloud.


Within an enterprise, Admins create users with roles. Roles can have over 90 100 granular privileges and you can base them on the Abiquo default roles for Cloud Admin, Enterprise Admin (tenant admin), and User. The Cloud Admin can therefore delegate as much, or as little administration as they require. Or they can create roles for specific administrative functions (e.g a Network Admin). You can link Abiquo roles to those in an external directory system such as LDAP, AD, or OpenID.

An Enterprise Admin can manage configurations at the enterprise level and provide access to standard users within the enterprise. Typically, this role is assigned to users who are responsible for administration of Cloud services for a specific group. You can also create a reseller user that will manage their own customers and the associated users.

titleClick here to show/hide the task: Delegate administration of the enterprise

 To create an enterprise Admin user do these steps:

  1. Log in as SysAdmin
  2. Select a specific Enterprise
  3. In the "Users" pane click + to add the new user
  4. Select the default role "ENTERPRISE_ADMIN"
  5. Select Global scope
    Create a user, entering general information
    Advanced tab
    Create a user, entering the SSH public key for remote access to VMs
  6. Enter user details
  7. Click Save

An Enterprise Admin user will be available. This user can manage template libraries and users for the enterprise.