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Abiquo supports vCloud Director as a public cloud provider. Abiquo works with vCD organization virtual datacenters as Abiquo public cloud regions.

Abiquo supports vCloud API version 9.0.

For configuration and a list of features supported by Abiquo, see vCloud Director

Adding vCloud Director to Abiquo

You can create a public cloud region with administrator credentials or organization administrator credentials. If you use system credentials, many organizations can use the same public cloud region, which can be associated with one organization virtual datacenter per tenant.

The identity for organization administrator is in the format user@org. 

After you create the public cloud region and allow the enterprise to use it, you will need to edit the Abiquo enterprise credentials, select vCloud Director and enter the identity and credential of the organization administrator in order to work with the region.

Screenshot: Multiple enterprises can now work in the same public cloud region in vCloud Director

When the system administrator adds a new organization in vCloud, which will create a new organization VDC, then the system administrator should go to Infrastructure → Public and click the + button and select Create a public cloud region to list the available regions and add metadata for this model to the organization virtual datacenter.

Abiquo imports and synchronizes VDCs and networks

Abiquo imports and synchronizes the virtual datacenters and networks of a vCD organization.

Abiquo synchronizes the organization network as an external network for the Abiquo virtual datacenters.

Abiquo synchronizes the vCD virtual appliances as Abiquo virtual datacenters.

Screenshot: Selecting a vCD virtual appliance to synchronize

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

Users create firewalls and load balancers

The user can create firewall policies and load balancer policies.

The firewalls support TCP and UDP protocols, and with a source or destination that can be an IP, a range of IPs, or “any”.

The integration creates firewalls on private and external networks, and load balancers on external networks

Users deploy VMs

Users can deploy VMs using templates from the vCloud catalog. 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. 

Users can add IPs and select firewalls and load balancers for their VMs.

Abiquo creates VMs within an Abiquo virtual datacenter and Abiquo virtual appliance. 

Abiquo can provide internet access from private networks through an external network. 

Users can create Abiquo instance templates from VMs.

Changes to vCloud Director integration in Abiquo v4.2.3

The following diagram shows the structure of entities in the vCloud Director integration in Abiquo v4.2.3 and the changes from the previous version.

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