Article ID: 114303, created on Jul 6, 2012, last review on Dec 31, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.5
  • Operations Automation 5.4

Information

This article describes Resource Classes, Resource Types and basic hints on Service Template creation to provide Cloud Infrastructure services to customers.

Resource Classes

According to Provider's Guide > Cloud Infrastructure Hosting > Exploring Resource Classes in Cloud Infrastructure:

  1. CI backups used: Allow customers to create backups of their servers at specified intervals.
  2. CI CPU time used: Charge customers for using CPU resources in a specific type of servers.
  3. CI Load Balancers: Allow customers to use load balancers to balance incoming traffic among their servers.
  4. CI RAM used: charge Customers for using memory in their servers.
  5. CI storage used: charge Customers for disk space used by their servers.
  6. CI Virtual Environments: Charge customers for running different groups of operating systems in their servers.
  7. CI Virtual Environment limit: Limit the maximum number of servers customers are allowed to create.
  8. Network bandwidth limit for CI: Charge customers for network bandwidth allocated to their servers.
  9. CI Cloud Hosting: Allow customers to use and manage Cloud Infrastructure resources (this resource class was added in POA 5.5)

Resource Types

For your convenience there are pre-defined default Resource Types for Cloud Infrastructure. According to Provider's Guide > Cloud Infrastructure Hosting > Exploring Default Resource Types in Cloud Infrastructure:

  1. CI Virtual Environments Limit: To limit the number of servers customers are allowed to create.
  2. CI Free Linux VE: To charge customers for using servers that run free Linux distributions, such as CentOS, Fedora, or Ubuntu.
  3. CI Commercial Linux VE: To charge customers for using servers that run commercial Linux distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  4. CI Windows VE: To charge customers for using servers that run Windows operating systems, such Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  5. CI Virtual Machine CPU Usage running: To charge customers for using CPU resources in virtual machines when they are running.
  6. CI Virtual Machine CPU Usage stopped: To charge customers for using CPU resources in virtual machines when they are stopped.
  7. CI Container CPU Usage running: To charge customers for using CPU resources in Containers when they are running.
  8. CI Container CPU Usage stopped: To charge customers for using CPU resources in Containers when they are stopped.
  9. CI RAM Usage running: To charge customers for using memory in servers when they are running.
  10. CI RAM Usage stopped: To charge customers for using memory in servers when they are stopped.
  11. CI VE disk usage: To charge customers for using disk space in their servers.
  12. CI image space usage: To charge customers for using disk space occupied by their images.
  13. CI daily backup: To allow customers to back up their servers on a daily basis.
  14. CI weekly backup: To allow customers to back up their servers on a weekly basis.
  15. CI bandwidth limit running: To charge customers for using network bandwidth when their servers are running.
  16. CI bandwidth limit stopped: To charge customers for using network bandwidth when their servers are stopped.
  17. CI internal incoming traffic: To charge customers for the amount of internal traffic coming into their servers.
  18. CI internal outgoing traffic: To charge customers for the amount of internal traffic outgoing from their servers.
  19. CI external incoming traffic: To charge customers for the amount of external traffic coming to their servers.
  20. CI external outgoing traffic: To charge customers for the amount of external traffic outgoing from their servers.
  21. CI Load Balancers: To allow customers to use load balancers to balance incoming traffic among their servers.

The following resource types were added in POA 5.5:

  1. *CI network disk usage running: To charge customers for the amount of disk space used for storing the content of their running servers in a Parallels Cloud Storage cluster.
  2. CI network disk usage stopped: To charge customers for the amount of disk space used for storing the content of their stopped servers in a Parallels Cloud Storage cluster.
  3. CI backup space usage: To charge customers for using disk space occupied by their backups.
  4. CI Cloud Hosting: To allow customers to use and manage Cloud Infrastructure resources.

Minimum set of resources in PACI Service Template

According to Provider's Guide > Cloud Infrastructure Hosting > Minimum Set of Resource Types for Cloud Infrastructure Service Templates:

  1. CI Virtual Machine CPU Usage running
  2. CI Virtual Machine CPU Usage stopped
  3. CI Container CPU Usage running
  4. CI Container CPU Usage stopped
  5. CI RAM usage running
  6. CI RAM usage stopped
  7. CI VE disk usage
  8. CI image space usage
  9. CI bandwidth limit running
  10. CI bandwidth limit stopped
  11. CI internal incoming traffic
  12. CI internal outgoing traffic
  13. CI external incoming traffic
  14. CI external outgoing traffic
  15. CI Load Balancers
  16. CI Virtual Environments Limit
  17. Additional Staff Members
  18. IP addresses
  19. IPv6 addresses

NOTE: If you plan to provision only virtual machines, then include only CI Virtual Machine CPU Usage running and CI Virtual Machine CPU Usage stopped resources into a service template. If you want to provide containers only, then include CI Container CPU Usage running and CI Container CPU Usage stopped.

The following changes took place in POA 5.5:

  1. CI Cloud Hosting is required.
  2. CI VE disk usage can be replaced or complimented by CI network disk usage running and CI network disk usage stopped depending on what type of storage you want to use: local disk, Parallels Cloud Storage clusters, or both.
  3. Additional Staff Members resource is no longer required.

Also see

112633 How to create new OS group for Cloud Infrastructure

112636 Public IP assignments for Online Store-created CI servers

113218 How to change default values displayed on PACI Screen in Online Store

113188 PACI Load Balancers accounting logic

114072 Overselling PACI resources

113553 Cloud Infrastructure: IP Address resource usage accounting

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