Abiquo 5.1

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Warning
titleDo NOT change the Abiquo tag in public cloud

Do not change the Abiquo platform's tag on a VM in public cloud provider (e.g. on an AWS instance) because you could break the link between Abiquo and the VM. If the link is broken, you will not be able to manage the VM with Abiquo.


Info

The DVD functionality has been replaced with the ISO functionality.


Field

Description

UUID

The Unique Identifier of the

virtual machine

VM

Name

Label

The Name of the

virtual machine

VM. Defaults to the VM template name. The platform powers on VMs in ascending alphanumeric name order, so for example, 1_WebServer will power on before 2_Database. However, there is no guarantee that the VMs will finish starting up in the same order.

Fully qualified domain nameOptionally enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the
virtual machine
VM. You can edit this value before you deploy the
virtual machine
VM. If you don't enter a FQDN, the platform will automatically generate one. The hostname will be the
virtual machine
VM name (format ABQ-uuid) or another Abiquo identifier (format ABQ-id). The domain will be the domain value of the private or external networks that the
virtual machine
VM belongs to, or localdomain. After you deploy the
virtual machine
VM, if you change the value in the operating system, then Abiquo will synchronize and obtain the new value.

Owner

The enterprise and user that owns the

virtual machine

VM

Guest initial passwordGenerate an initial root or Administrator password for the
virtual machine
VM and email it to the owner. You can change this value before you deploy the VM. See Guest setup
guide

CPU

The number of CPUs. You may only change this value when the

machine

VM is undeployed or stopped or when using hot add/reconfigure. Requires the privilege to Edit

virtual machine

VM details. The virtual datacenter and enterprise allocation limits will be checked when you enter this number. The number of CPUs available in the hypervisors will be checked when the

machine

VM is deployed or restarted.

You cannot enter or edit this value when the provider uses hardware profiles (public cloud or private cloud)

Read-only value when hardware profiles are used.

Cores per socketThe number of cores per socket. The number of CPUs must be divisible by the number of cores per socket. Not shown when hardware profiles are used.

RAM

The amount of RAM. Select MB or GB. You may only change this value when the

machine

VM is undeployed or stopped, or with hot add/reconfigure. Requires privilege Edit

virtual machine

VM details privilege. The virtual datacenter and enterprise allocation limits will be checked when you enter this number. The number of CPUs available in the hypervisors will be checked when the

machine

VM is deployed or restarted.

You cannot enter or edit this

Read-only value when

the provider uses

hardware profiles

(public cloud or private cloud)

are used.

Enable Remote AccessHypervisors with Remote Access Support only. Enable remote access on this
virtual machine
VM. If the
virtual machine
VM was created without remote access enabled on the hypervisor, it will be enabled. If you disable remote access, the configuration will remain but you cannot access it via the eye icon.

Remote access

Remote Access to the

virtual machine

VM by VNC may be Not Available, usually because the

machine

VM is not deployed.

Otherwise, if

Remote Access Password

If Remote Access is available, you can set the password for Remote Access and mark the checkbox to Show password. Changes to the password will be effective immediately for the connection to this machine through the eye button on the VM control panel

If it is available and you have the View datacenter details privilege, the Remote Access IP and Port will be displayed.

Cloud Admin can enable remote access for the Abiquo platform in Configuration view for machines created after it is enabled. The Remote Access IP address is the Remote Access IP you entered when you created the physical machine or the address of the Remote Access Proxy Server.

Remote Access Password

To open the remote access window to your VM from the eye button on the control panel, you must enter this password. By default Abiquo will generate a random password for your VM. To change the password, enter a maximum of 8 characters that are alphanumeric characters only, i.e. [a..z][A..Z][0..9]. 

If you delete the password, the screen requesting the password will not appear. On ESXi hypervisors, if you set a password and later delete it, the password will be blank, not null. The screen requesting the password will appear, and you should press <Enter> to continue.

If the VM is deployed when you change the password, the change will be applied when you save the VM.

  • Limitation: On ESXi hypervisors you cannot change the password with hot-reconfigure; you must reboot to update the password for the VM
Show passwordOptionally mark the checkbox to show the remote access password
SSH user / passwordThe default user and password from the
virtual machine
VM template
Virtual Machine

VM Keymap

ESX/ESXi only - If Remote Access is Available, you can select the keyboard type for remote access through the eye button for ESXi hypervisors

Description

A description of the

virtual machine

VM. The

description

default value is copied from the

virtual machine template

VM template

Hardware profileIf your provider uses hardware profiles, select a hardware profile for the VM
CreatedDate and time that the VM was created