If the Automation Feature “Provision public IP address” is Enabled, RackConnect automatically assigns a new Public IP address from one of your Dedicated IP Blocks to each of your Cloud Servers and adds the appropriate translation (NAT) to your Edge Network Device. Once the IP address is assigned, you may view it by querying the Cloud Servers API or looking up the Cloud Server in the MyRackspace Portal.
[RackConnected Cloud Server’s IP information in the RackConnect Management Interface section of the MyRackspace Portal]
Note: Disregard the initial Public IP address assigned to your Cloud Server when it was built. When the RackConnect automation completes, that initial Public IP address is no longer used.
You must explicitly create one or more Network Policies to allow direct access to your RackConnected Cloud Servers from the Internet via their Public IP address. By default, Network Policies do not allow inbound access from the Internet to your Cloud Servers, even if you applied the Basic Access Network Policy Template. (The one exception to this would be any existing rules on the outside/external access list of your Edge Network Device that allow requests destined for any Public IP address through any ports or protocols).
Other than the “Direct Access to Cloud Servers via Public IP Address” method detailed in the previous section, there are some alternative methods of connecting to your RackConnected Cloud Servers:
IMPORTANT NOTE: When connecting between your Cloud and Dedicated environments with RackConnect, you should always use the Private IP addresses of your Dedicated and Cloud Servers.
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