OpenNebula 3.0 Key Features and Functionality

This section describes the key features and functionality of the last version of OpenNebula (v3.0) for the comprehensive management of virtualized data centers to enable private, public and hybrid (cloudbursting) clouds based on Xen, KVM and VMware. It also includes links to the different parts of the documentation and the web site that provide extended information about each feature.

Powerful User Security Management

  • Pluggable Auth Subsystem for authentication and authorization of requests with complete functionality for user management: create, delete, show…
  • Authentication based on passwords, ssh rsa keypairs, X509 certificates or LDAP
  • Authorization framework with fine-grained ACLs that allows multiple-role support for different types of users and administrators, delegated control to authorized users, secure isolated multi-tenant environments, and easy resource (VM template, VM image, VM instance, virtual network and host) sharing

Advanced Multi-tenancy with Group Management

  • Administrators can groups users into organizations that can represent different projects, division…
  • Each group have configurable access to shared resources so enabling a multi-tenant environment with multiple groups sharing the same infrastructure
  • Complete functionality for management of groups: create, delete, show…

On-demand Provision of Virtual Data Centers

  • A Virtual Data Centers (VDC) is a fully-isolated virtual infrastructure environment where a group of users, under the control of the VDC administrator, can create and manage compute, storage and networking capacity
  • Advanced multi-tenancy with complete functionality for management of VDCs: create, delete, show…

Advanced Control and Monitoring of Virtual Infrastructure

Virtual Machine Configuration

Advanced Control and Monitoring of Physical Infrastructure

Broad Commodity and Enterprise Platform Support

Distributed Resource Optimization

Centralized Management of Multiple Zones

High Availability

Hybrid Cloud Computing and Cloudbursting

Cloud Interfaces

Rich Operation Interfaces and User Self-Service Portal

  • Unix-like Command Line Interface to manage all resources: users, VM images, VM templates, VM instances, virtual networks, zones, VDCs, physical hosts, accounting, authentication, authorization…
  • Easy-to-use Sunstone Graphical Interface providing usage graphics and statistics with cloudwatch-like functionality, VNC support, different system views for different roles, catalog access, multiple-zone management…

Deployment Options

Extension and Integration

Reliability, Efficiency and Massive Scalability