Rackspace Cloud Essentials - Creating A Cloud Server

Use the following steps to set up a Cloud Server through the Cloud Control Panel interface.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel. The Cloud Servers list opens by default.

  2. Click the Create Server button.

  3. In the Identity section enter a name for your server in the Server Name field.

  4. From the Region list, select the region in which you want to create the server.

  5. In the Image section, select which operating system you want to use.

  6. In the Flavor section, choose the appropriate configuration for the server.

  7. (Optional) Assign a public key to the server by selecting an existing key.
    • To assign an existing public key, under Advanced Options, select a public key from the drop down list.

    • Select the public key from the list and continue with the next step.

  8. To add a new public key, click Manage SSH Keys and:
    • On the SSH Keys page, click Add Public Key
    • If you are adding a public key, give your new public key a name
    • In the Region field, confirm or select the region in which your key will be used
    • Paste your public key into the Public Key field.
      Note: If you do not have a public key yet, click How to get a public key and follow the instructions in that article.
                For more information on how to generate a public and private key pairs, see
                Manage SSH Keypairs for Cloud Servers with-python-novaclient.
    • Once you have your entered your Key Name, Region, and the Public Key, click Add Public Key.

  9. Confirm that your key is listed in the SSH Key list for your new server.
  10. As needed, create a new network and select the PublicNet and ServiceNet options.
  11. Click Create Server.

Your server is built. After it is done being provisioned, your server displays the status Running and is now available for remote connection. Specific remote connection instructions for your server are  displayed in the side bar on the right of the Cloud Control Panel.

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