Abiquo 5.1

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During onboarding from public cloud, the platform will onboard existing private networks and public IP addresses (in providers that support them, such as AWS and Azure). 

Add public IP addresses to your virtual datacenter in public cloud

You can obtain public IPs from the provider and assign them to your virtual datacenters and VMs.


Amazon may charge for Elastic IP addresses as soon as you reserve them for your virtual datacenter. Therefore you should reserve your IP addresses just before you deploy and check they are deleted when you undeploy your VMs.

To add public IP addresses to your virtual datacenter, so that you can later assign them to your VMs:

  1. Select a virtual datacenter in public cloud and go to Network → Public
  2. Click the add button  in the top right corner of the PUBLIC IPs page
  3. To add the public IP to a virtual datacenter, click the Add to VDC link near the IP address

Now when you edit a VM in the VDC and go to Network → Public, you will see the public IP address and you can add it to your VM.

To refresh and onboard any public IP addresses that were already created in your cloud provider, click the Synchronize public IPs button.

Create a private network

When you create a virtual datacenter, the platform will automatically create a default or custom private network for the virtual datacenter. 

To create a private network in your virtual datacenter, click the  button  and complete the form below.

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GUI Create network Private PCR
GUI Create network Private PCR

Add IPs to private networks

To create new IP addresses in your private network, click the Add button in the top right-hand corner of the Private IPs page. You can also create IPs automatically, directly in the Edit VM popup.

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GUI Create IP addresses
GUI Create IP addresses

Edit a private network

To edit a private network, select the network, then click the Edit button  above the Networks list:

You can change the network name, gateway, DNS settings, and make the network the new default for this virtual datacenter.

Changes will apply to all VMs deployed after you click Save.

Set default virtual datacenter networks

If you deploy a VM without assigning a NIC, Abiquo will add one in the virtual datacenter's default network.

To set a new or existing network as the default, when creating or editing the network, select the Default network checkbox. The new default network will apply to all VMs deployed after you set it.  

Delete a private network

You can delete a private VLAN if no VMs are using its IPs and it is not the default network. To delete a private VLAN, select it and click the Delete button  above the Networks list.