For an overview and for a guide to the general features of virtual datacenter networking, see Manage Networks.Abiquo enables you to manage networking and create hybrid cloud networking with public cloud providers that support networking, such as AWS and Azure.
This feature onboards network elements that were previously created outside Abiquo in public cloud providers. Synchronize private networks is available in AWS and Azure ARM.
You can synchronize the following elements:
To import all networks created previously in the cloud provider, click the synchronize element button From v4.0.2, the platform onboards IP addresses that do not belong to virtual machines and IP addresses in use by other entities. When you onboard virtual datacenters, the synchronize virtual datacenters feature will automatically onboard their networks. The network name will be the cloud provider network ID.above the Networks list.
When working in Abiquo, DO NOT DELETE networks directly in the provider because this may cause inconsistency. The synchronization process is designed to onboard public cloud elements, especially when you begin to work with a public cloud provider
In AWS, a private network will always be a VPC Subnet (Virtual Private Connect network), with a name in the format vpc-XXXXXXXX:subnet-XXXXXXXXXX. AWS private networks are assigned to Availability Zones, are a high availability feature that enable users to control whether virtual machines will deploy together or separately. You can choose the availability zone when creating an Abiquo custom private network in AWS. Then you can choose to deploy in a specific Availability Zone by assigning a private IP address in the private network belonging to that Availability Zone.
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 virtual machines.
To find out which Availability Zone a network belongs to, select the network and look in the network details box at the bottom of the Networks page. When you assign a load balancer to a private subnet, AWS will assign it one of the available private IP addresses and Abiquo will register that this address is in use by the load balancer and not available.
Floating public IP addresses are available in many cloud providers, including AWS and Azure. Abiquo public IPs are Elastic IPs in AWS. Abiquo will manage them in the same way as other public IPs.
To add a public IP address to your virtual datacenter do these steps:
To onboard any public IP addresses that were already created in your cloud provider, click the Synchronize public IPs button.
To remove the public IP address, first remove it from the virtual machine. Then to remove the public IP address from the VDC, click the Remove from VDC link near the IP address. The IP address will move to the panel on the right. Select the IP address in the list and click the delete button.