Abiquo 5.2

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Modify a server

To make changes to a physical machine:

  1. Go to Infrastructure → select a datacenterOpen racks datacenter → Servers view
  2. In the Servers list, open a rack and select a server, then click the edit pencil Edit button
  3. Click Check to update the state of the server in the platform
  4. Make your changes and click Save.

Change network interfaces on servers

  • Abiquo won't discover the new NIC's of a physical machine automatically on its periodic checks. In order to detect new network interfaces you should force the NIC refresh on the hosts via an API call.

  • You cannot change the network service type assigned to an interface if there are VMs deployed with virtual NICs using addresses in the network. 
  • To change a network service type, first remove it from the existing interface by setting this to "Not assigned". Then assign the network service type to a different interface. 
  • To disable a NIC so that it cannot be used in the platform, select "Not assigned".
  • To save the physical machine, you must select at least one network interface.

Add an additional datastore

If you require more disk capacity on a hypervisor, you can add a new datastore:

  1. Outside the platform, on the server and in the hypervisor, configure the disk
  2. Edit the server. server 
  3. Go to General Information and click "Check" to check the state of the machine
  4. Go to Datastores. You should see the new datastore; if not, go to Datastores and click the Refresh button in the top right-hand corner of the Datastores tab. corner 
  5. Optionally edit the datastore
  6. Beside the datastore, click Enabled. You must enable at least one datastore. Do not enable the NFS repository (usually /opt/vm_repository)
  7. Click Save

Modify a rack

  • To edit a rack, select it in the rack list and press the Edit button at the top of the Servers list. 
  • You can change the same rack values that are used when creating racks
    • You cannot modify the network parameters of a rack to exclude a VLAN ID from the range or as a specific exclusion if there are any VMs deployed in a network using that VLAN tag ID.