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Attach, Detach Networks From A Live Cloud Server

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You can now attach and detach networks from a live Cloud Server. You no longer need to create a snapshot of the server, and then build a new server from that image to attach or detach a network to/from a server.

This powerful new feature makes it easier to deploy applications with greater flexibility. You can add or remove interfaces from your servers at any time without having to tinker with the server or worrying about getting the networking right the first time.

At this time, you can use either the python-novaclient or the Rackspace API for attaching/detaching a network to/from an operational Cloud Server. We are working to support this operation using the Rackspace Control Panel at this time and hope to offer this capability shortly.

In order to use this feature using the python-novaclient, you first have to install the Cloud Networks virtual interface extension as specified in the below URL:
http://docs.rackspace.com/servers/api/v2/cn-gettingstarted/content/section_gs_install_vir_interface.html

The API operations to attach and detach interfaces are listed here:
http://docs.rackspace.com/servers/api/v2/cn-devguide/content/api_virt_interfaces.html

We would like to hear more about other networking features you’d like to see. We look forward to helping you deploy the next generation of applications on the Rackspace open cloud!

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Sameer Satyam.

Sameer Satyam joined Rackspace as a Product Manager in September 2012. At Rackspace, he has been actively working towards bringing Networking features based on the OpenStack Neutron project to market.

Before joining Rackspace, he held a wide variety of roles including engineering, professional services and product management positions. He has spent the majority of his career at Cisco. He has had a long history in networking technologies and has worked on launching products and services for enterprise customers and service providers.


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Excellent news! Keep up the awesome work, Rackspace!

avatar Michael on June 7, 2013 | Reply

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