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In the first update to the Rackspace Cloud 2.0 iOS app, we have some nice improvements.
First, we’ve fixed some bugs. Some you may not notice, but one is pretty important. There were a few situations where calls to our API would either be unresponsive or at least appear to be unresponsive. This has been resolved, so you should see more reliable performance of the app.
With the initial launch of 2.0, we introduced Opscode Chef Bootstrapping for Cloud Servers. It’s a very easy and convenient way to set up your servers quickly, but some people prefer to use Puppet. Puppet Labs reached out to me and helped me develop a way to bootstrap Cloud Servers with Puppet, and it’s super easy! All you have to do is go into the app’s settings, turn on Puppet, and enter the host name for your Puppet Master. That’s it! Big thanks to James Turnbull and the other guys at Puppet Labs.
New Cloud Server View
When I’m looking at my Cloud Servers on the go, I’m mainly interested in doing three things:
1. Checking the status of my servers
2. Reboot any servers that may be in trouble
3. Ping my servers to see how responsive they are
So the new Cloud Server view brings these things front and center. The status is obvious to see at a glance and there’s a button bar that gives quick access to rebooting and pinging.
Check out this demo: