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GUI Edit template Scopes
GUI Edit template Scopes

Recommended tab

The administrator can select recommended hardware profiles and datastore tiers for the template and restrict the user to these hardware profiles and tiers.

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FieldDescription
Enable only recommended HPsOptionally mark this checkbox to allow the user to work with recommended hardware profiles only. When creating a VM, the user will only be able to select from the recommended hardware profiles.
Hardware profiles - RecommendedOptionally select the hardware profiles to recommend for this template. When the user creates a VM, Abiquo will display recommended hardware profiles in the selection list with (Recommended) beside them. Note that Abiquo will not allow you to recommend hardware profiles that have values outside the allowed range for minimum and maximum CPU and RAM, which are set on the General information tab.
Enable only recommended DS TiersIn private cloud to allow the user to work with recommended datastore tiers only select this option. When creating a VM, the user will only be able to select from the recommended datastore tiers.
Datastore tiers - RecommendedIn private cloud, optionally select the datastore tiers to recommend for this template. When the user creates a VM, Abiquo will display recommended datastore tiers in the selection list with (Recommended) beside them. .


Advanced tab

The Administrator can edit advanced template elements. These values can also be specified through the OVF and the API. See Extended OVF Support and Template Definition

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Field

Value

Guest setupMark the template as compatible with guest setup. Select option of Cloud-init or Hypervisor tools
Guest initial passwordIf guest setup is used, Abiquo can inject an initial password
Cost codePricing cost code for this template. Requires the "Add a cost code in VM Template edition" privilege. See Pricing View
Operating system

Sets the VMware guest operating system type. Select from the pull-down list. See Examples of Operating system and OS version below (and Extended OVF Support and Template Definition) for further details. This element offers compatibility with the jclouds compute service implementation, to enable users to search for templates (e.g. Ubuntu 64-bit template).

Os Version

OS version is used to:

  • add operating systems not included in the list of codes
  • provide details of operating systems
  • set the VMware guest operating system type

See Operating system and OS version below (and Extended OVF Support and Template Definition) for further details. 

User

Default user for a VM created from this template for SSH access. Enter a valid user name for this template. Users should change their password immediately after first login.

PasswordDefault password for the default User of a VM created from this template. Enter a valid user password. Users should change their password immediately after first login.

NIC driver

  • Abiquo always supports E1000 drivers
  • On ESXi, Abiquo also supports PCNet32 and VMXNET3
  • On KVM, Abiquo supports VIRTIO drivers
Enable hot-add/reconfigure in VM

Supported hypervisors only on supported guest operating systems.
Check that the Operating system and OS version are correctly set for your system
ESXi: See VMware documentation: https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

After you hot-add or hot-reconfigure, remember to update your guest system as required

CPU hot-add

Enable users to add CPUs in the platform while the VM is powered on

RAM hot-add

Enable users to add RAM in the platform while the VM is powered on

Disks hot-reconfigure

Enable users to remove SCSI disks from the boot sequence and add SCSI disks to the end of the boot sequence while the VM is powered on

  • IDE disks are not supported
  • Abiquo will save other changes to the boot sequence but it will not implement them in the hypervisor. To implement these changes, power off the VM and make another configuration change that will trigger a reconfigure
NICs hot-reconfigureEnable users to modify NICs in the platform while the VM is powered on
Remote access hot-reconfigureEnable users to reset remote access in the platform while the VM is powered on

Creation user

SYSTEM - the template was generated by Abiquo from an OVF file in the NFS repository. You cannot edit this value. When you select a template to create a VM, this value will display for each instance in the list of instances for that template to help you select the appropriate instance.

Creation date

Date and time when the template was created. You cannot edit this value. When you select a template to create a VM, this value will display for each instance in the list of instances for that template to help you select the appropriate instance.

Enable only recommended HPsMark this checkbox to allow the user to work with recommended hardware profiles only. When creating a VM, the user will only be able to select from the recommended hardware profiles.
Hardware profiles - RecommendedSelect the hardware profiles to recommend for this template. When the user creates a VM, Abiquo will display recommended hardware profiles in the selection list with (Recommended) beside them. Note that Abiquo will not allow you to recommend hardware profiles that have values outside the allowed range for minimum and maximum CPU and RAM, which are set on the General information tab.

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