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Manage

Virtual Datacenters

Restrict user access to virtual datacenters

By default, all users have access to all virtual datacenters. However, you can select a list of virtual datacenters for each user and they will only be able to access these virtual datacenters.

To restrict VDC access, open Users view and create or edit a user who is not an administrator or who does not have the No VDC restriction privilege.

On the create or edit dialog, select the Restrict access to VDC checkbox to open the list of available virtual datacenters. If none are selected, the user will have access to all VDCs. Select the VDCs where this user will be able to deploy VMs. You can only restrict the VDC access of users without the No VDC restriction privilege.

Manage

Networks

This section describes how to manage networks in private datacenters and public cloud providers. 

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Configure your user account

All users should configure their user accounts before starting work with the cloud platform.

Edit user details

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Create public cloud regions

 

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Create tenants

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Control tenant resources

You can control the resources that an enterprise may consume. This will help prevent resource over allocation, enterprises using resources from other enterprises, and even DoS attacks. Allocation limits will also help system administrators to anticipate user needs and forecast resource demand. Hard and soft limits are used by the resource scheduler to decide if a user can deploy a virtual appliance or not.

  • Hard Limit: the maximum amount of resources (CPU, RAM, Hard Disk, etc.) that an enterprise may consume.
  • Soft Limit: triggers a warning for users that they nearing the hard limits for their enterprise.

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Enterprise allocation limits are checked during configuration or deploy, or before operations as described in the above table.

When creating allocation limits, you cannot have a hard limit only.  And soft limits must always be less than or equal to hard limits. In addition, if the limits are equal to 0, then this means there is  no limit to resource usage at this level.  See  Allocation limit rules

Allow the tenant to access regions

To set the public cloud regions and datacenters that an enterprise is allowed to access, edit the Enterprise and click the Datacenters tab.

Drag and drop one or more public cloud regions or providers, or datacenters from the left pane into the "Allowed Datacenters" pane on the right.

An enterprise needs access to at least one public cloud region or datacenter so that its users can deploy VMs.

Note: when you create a public cloud region or a datacenter, the platform allows it for your own enterprise automatically. For all other enterprise, the platform adds it to the list in the left pane, which contains "Prohibited datacenters".

Allowed datacenters are working datacenters where users can deploy. This is different to an admin user having administration Scope to administer the infrastructure of datacenter. 

Limit tenant resources in the region

You can set resource allocation limits for this enterprise in each allowed datacenter or public cloud region. To set allocation limits, select one of the Allowed Datacenters in the right pane and click the edit button. Set these limit values in the pop-up that opens.

Limit resources for an enterprise in a public cloud region

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Manage cloud provider credentials

Each tenant should have its own set of API credentials for each provider.

Obtain cloud provider credentials

If the tenant does not have cloud provider credentials, they should follow their cloud provider's instructions on how to obtain access to the provider's API.

Abiquo provides basic guides to obtaining credentials, but the tenant should always consult the cloud provider for the most up-to-date information.

Add tenant credentials for each provider

Before you enter public cloud credentials, there must be an existing public cloud region for the provider.

To add credentials for a public cloud provider

  1. Check in Infrastructure view or with your Administrator, that the public cloud region is already created
  2. Edit the enterprise and select the Credentials tab
  3. From the Provider pull down list, select the public cloud provider
  4. Enter your Access key ID, which may be a Username, a specific API access key ID or other account identifier
  5. Enter your Secret access key, which may be an API key or other API credential
  6. Click Validate account
  7. After the account has been validated, click Save

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Prepare foundation template library

In the Abiquo Apps Library you can compile a selection of certified public cloud templates for your users to deploy by self-service.

Abiquo will store the details of these templates but not their disks.

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Tenant administration tasks

This section describes tasks that will generally be performed by a tenant administrator. These tasks will vary depending on the cloud platform configuration.




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Create virtual datacenters

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Prepare enterprise templates

Depending on their user privileges and scopes, the tenant administrator may be able to do the following tasks

  • Search the Apps library for templates
  • Add templates to the Apps library
  • Modify templates
  • Share templates with their customers.

The template administration steps are the same as for the cloud administrator.

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Cloud user tasks

This section describes the tasks that may be performed by the cloud user. 

Edit your user account details

After you log in, you may need to edit your user account to update your details:

  1. Click on the user icon in top right-hand corner of the screen and select Edit user from the pull-down menu
  2. Change your password and edit your user details. Check you have the correct email and phone number to receive passwords and authentication
  3. Add your public key that that the platform will use to launch VMs so that you can access them with SSH

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    Edit user general information

    Edit user advanced


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