Screenshot: Multiple enterprises can now work in the same public cloud region in vCloud Director
When searching for templates, select the private checkbox to retrieve templates from the enterprise's vCD organization and the public checkbox to retrieve templates from other organizations.
The platform can manage templates that have multiple disks, but it will display one disk only with the total size of all disks. The user can deploy multi-disk templates and create instances as usual.
Administrators can select hot-reconfigure options for their templates if the vCD operating system and template supports these options. They can also select the network driver, which by default is now VMXNET3.
Abiquo imports onboards and synchronizes the virtual datacenters and networks of a vCD organization.
Screenshot: Selecting a vCD virtual appliance to synchronize onboard as an Abiquo virtual datacenter.
Abiquo synchronizes a vCD virtual appliance network as a private network. Users can also manage private networks.
Screenshot: The user has created a private network in the VDC
The user can onboard Edge firewalls and create load balancer policies.as Abiquo classic firewalls. In vCloud Director, classic firewalls can span vApps, so to access these firewalls in the platform, select All VDCs, then select the vCloud region.
The classic firewalls support TCP and UDP protocols, and with a source or destination that can be an IP, a range of IPs, or “any”. See Manage classic firewalls.
The integration creates manages firewalls on private and external networks.
The integration does not support firewall policies assigned to VMs.
Users onboard and create load balancers
The user can onboard and create load balancer policies. In vCloud Director, load balancers can span vApps, so to access these load balancers in the platform, select All VDCs and then select the vCloud region.
The integration creates load balancers on external networks.
When the platform onboards a virtual datacenter, it can onboard the VMs into a single Abiquo VApp or multiple VApps, depending on the configuration.
The platform creates a placeholder template for the VM, but this template is unavailable, which means that the user cannot deploy the VM again from it. Before the user undeploys the VM, they should create an instance template to clone the VM disks. The platform will automatically assign the VM to the new template, and the user can then undeploy and redeploy the VM.
Users deploy VMs
Users can deploy VMs using VM templates registered in the platform from the vCloud catalogregistry. In contrast to other public cloud providers that work with hardware profiles, vCloud Director works with CPU and RAM values. Administrators can activate Abiquo hardware profiles as in private cloud. When users create VMs, they can modify the CPU and RAM values, or select hardware profiles.