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Create an Isolated Cloud Network

Cloud Networks lets you create a virtual Layer 2 network that you can attach to a new next generation Cloud Server. This lets you keep your Cloud Server separate from the Rackspace network, the internet, or both. 


  • The Cloud Network must exist in the same region as the Cloud Server.

  • You can create up to 3 isolated networks with up to 64 servers attached to each one.

  • A network cannot be renamed after it is created.

Attach an Isolated Network to a Cloud Server

To attach an isolated Cloud Network to a new Cloud Server:

  1. In the New Cloud Control Panel, click Servers in the navigation menu.

  2. Click Create Server.

  3. Enter a name for the server, select the Region, Type and Size. 

  4. Click Create Network to create a new isolated:

    Create Network

  5. In the Create Network popover, enter a name for the network and click Create Network. Note that you cannot rename the network later.

  6. (Optional) Click a network in the Networks table to remove it from the server. WARNING: Before you remove ServiceNet or PublicNet from your Cloud Server, we highly recommend that you read Removing Networks from a Cloud Server for a complete description of the limitations that will be placed on this server.

  7. Click Create Server.

Your new Cloud Server is created and attached to the new isolated Cloud Network.

When the server build is complete, you can scroll down to see the Networks table. The table displays each network the server is atatched to with the corresponding IP address. Here's an example Networks table for a server that is attached to PublicNet (internet), ServiceNet (the Rackspace data center network), and an isolated Cloud Network named My Private Network: 

Cloud Networks List

More Information on Cloud Networks

Attach an Isolated Network to an Existing Cloud Server

Removing Networks from a Cloud Server

CIDR Notation

Cloud Networks Developer Guide

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