A Provider represents a Cloud where resources (hosts, networks or storage) are allocated to implement a Provision. Usually a Provider includes a zone or region in the target Cloud and an account that will be used to create the resources needed.

How Should I Read This Chapter

In this chapter you can find a guide on how to create Providers based on the supported Clouds. The following Cloud providers are enabled by default after installing OpenNebula:

Note, the on-premise provider is a convenient abstraction to represent your own resources on your datacenter.

Hypervisor Compatibility

Provisions are compatible with the KVM and LXC hypervisors.