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Vyatta Network Appliance: Supported Actions Through Control Panel


This article will explain some limitations in using the Rackspace control panel to perform actions on the Vyatta Network appliance. Currently, configuration of the Vyatta Network appliance via the control panel is not supported.

 

Rackspace Control panel "Actions" on the Vyatta Network Appliance

You can login to the Rackspace Control Panel at mycloud.rackspace.com and spin up the Vyatta Network appliance.

After the appliance is provisioned, you will see the appliance in the server list. Clicking on the name of the appliance takes you to the server details page. There you will be able to click the "Actions" button which shows you a list of the available actions on the Vyatta. However, some of these actions will lead to unexpected results and should be avoided. This article will show you which of the 'Actions' are functional and point out the ones you should avoid.

 

Servers page

 

 

Server details page

 

Table of Actions

 

Action Control Panel Notes
Rename Server Works This action does not change the hostname on the device.
Tag Server Works  
Create Image Works Interface configuration should be deleted from /config/config.boot in order to have correct interface numbering and configuration in servers built using this image.
Create Check (monitoring) Works  
Rebuild from Image Works  
Enter Rescue Mode Works  
Connect Via Terminal Works  
Reboot Server Does not work. Both soft and hard reboot fail. Server remains active. Can use "reboot" and "poweroff" within Vyatta using the CLI.
Resize Server Partially works Only works going to a larger size instance. Selecting a smaller size puts the VM into error state but it continues to function. Not available for Performance Cloud Servers.
Change Password Works Note that this changes password for the "vyatta" user and not for "root"
Delete Server Works  






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