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Abiquo Cookbook

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This cookbook provides several recipes to install and upgrade an Abiquo platform. It allows you to provision an Abiquo Server, the Remote Services server, standalone V2V server, monitoring server, frontend components and a KVM hypervisor from scratch, as long as upgrading an existing Abiquo installation.


The cookbook is pretty straightforwatd to use. Just set the node['abiquo']['profile'] attribute according to the profile you want to install or upgrade and and include one of the following recipes in the run list:

  • recipe[abiquo] - To perform an installation from scratch
  • recipe[abiquo::upgrade] - To upgrade an existing installation

The available profiles are:

  • monolithic sets up all Abiquo components in one host.
  • remoteservices sets up the Abiquo remote services (except V2V).
  • server sets up the Abiquo management components (API, M) plus the frontend components (UI, websockify).
  • frontend sets up the frontend components, UI and Websockify.
  • v2v sets up the Abiquo V2V conversion manager.
  • kvm sets up an Abiquo KVM cloud node.
  • monitoring sets up the monitoring components of the Abiquo platform
  • ext_services sets up the management components' supporting databases (MariaDB, Redis) and the RabbitMQ message bus.

When installing the Abiquo Monolithic profile, you may also want to set the node['abiquo']['certificate'] properties so the right certificate is used or a self-signed one is generated. You can also use it together with the hostnames cookbook to make sure the node will have it properly configured.


Detailed instructions to run the different test suites in the supported platforms can be found in the file.

License and Authors

Copyright:: 2014, Abiquo

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.