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Using Rackspace Cloud

Using Rackspace

If you deploy workloads to Rackspace Cloud, avoid configuring servers manually and get them running exactly the way you want consistently each time using Cloud Application Manager. You can automatically provision or de-provision and run a sequence of commands and workflows to manage modules and applications remotely from Cloud Application Manager. For more information, learn how Cloud Application Manager can solve your DevOps use cases.

In Rackspace Cloud, we manage your workloads on Linux servers, and provision and orchestrate deployments through the open source OpenStack Nova Python client.

In this article:

  • Register Rackspace Cloud in Cloud Application Manager
  • Deploy on Rackspace Cloud from Cloud Application Manager

Register Rackspace Cloud in Cloud Application Manager

You require an account on Rackspace Cloud to allow Cloud Application Manager to execute commands and provision servers on your behalf with your credentials. We send the credentials to the Rackspace Cloud Identity Service to authenticate.

Steps

  1. In Cloud Application Manager, on the Providers page, click New Provider.

  2. Select Rackspace and enter the credentials as shown.

    rackspace-entercredentials-1.png

    • Identity URL - This the endpoint of the Rackspace Cloud Identity API, which authenticates access and is also the entry point to any other service API.
    • Project - Enter the tenant ID available at the top of the username drop-down in the Rackspace Cloud console.
    • Username - Enter the username for a user that has full access to your Rackspace Cloud account. We need it to make API requests as this user.
    • Password - Enter the password for the user.

Deploy on Rackspace Cloud from Cloud Application Manager

Select these deployment options when you launch a new instance to spin up a workload on a Linux server in Rackspace Cloud.

Deployment

Option Description
Provider Select a Rackspace Cloud account registered in Cloud Application Manager.

Resource

Option Description
Location Choose a region from the drop-down to place the instance: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth), IAD (Northern Virginia), SYD (Sydney), or Hong Kong (HKG).
Image Select a desired Linux image to use as the OS on the virtual machine.
Flavor Select the amount of RAM, CPU, and local disk storage.
Keypairs Select an SSH public key you previously uploaded for the selected region in your Rackspace Cloud console. It allows SSH access to the virtual machine.
Instances Specify the number of instances to provision.

Network

Option Description
Floating IP Pool Select a pool of floating IP addresses to allow public traffic to your instance, if you added it to your Rackspace Cloud account.

Contacting Cloud Application Manager Support

We’re sorry you’re having an issue in Cloud Application Manager. Please review the troubleshooting tips, or contact Cloud Application Manager support with details and screenshots where possible.

For issues related to API calls, send the request body along with details related to the issue.

In the case of a box error, share the box in the workspace that your organization and Cloud Application Manager can access and attach the logs.

  • Linux: SSH and locate the log at /var/log/elasticbox/elasticbox-agent.log
  • Windows: RDP into the instance to locate the log at ProgramDataElasticBoxLogselasticbox-agent.log