The New Cloud Control Panel lets you perform administrative tasks in as few clicks as possible. This article describes the different methods for performing server management tasks using the control panel.
Rackspace currently offers two server types:
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You can identify First Generation Cloud Servers in the Control Panel by the blue asterisk that follows the server name:
You'll also notice you can filter your servers by Type:
Note: Some server management tasks are not available for both types of servers. We are continuously adding new server management tasks and products for Next Generation Cloud Servers.
You can use either the Actions cog or Actions menu to perform management operations on your Cloud Server.
When you open the Cloud Control Panel or click Servers at the top of the page, you'll see a list of your Cloud Servers. To the left of each server name is the Actions cog. Click the cog to view the operations you can perform on your server:
If you click on a server, the Server Details page appears. In the upper right corner of the page, you'll find the Actions menu. This menu contains the same operations that are available in the Actions cog.
You can use the Actions cog or Actions menu to perform the following server management tasks.
You can rename your server or add tags (descriptive labels) to it:
You can create an image of a server or rebuild a server from a previously saved image:
You can perform many of essential management tasks without logging directly into your server:
When viewing the Server Details page for a particular server, you'll notice a pencil icon next to items that are instantly configurable:
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