Cloud Images: All Articles


- Getting Started -

The terms PV and PVHVM refer to the virtualization mode used by the hypervisor to run the virtual machine. In general, PVHVM offers better performance than PV, especially for disk and network IO, but is not well supported in...
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Account Services

To see how to create a Rackspace support ticket, watch a brief video. After you create a support ticket, it can have one of the following statuses, depending on the work done on it: New In progress Pending your...
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Our Service Level Agreement for Cloud Servers, Cloud Sites, and Cloud Files can be found at http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/legal/sla/.
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The Rackspace Cloud Terms of Service refer to standard and non-standard images.  This article provides more detail about those terms. Standard Images Standard images are all the base images supplied by Rackspace for...
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FAQ

Cloud Images Where is the documentation? What is Cloud Images and how does it relate to Glance? What does Cloud Images expose, exactly? Why are the Glance operations being exposed? What kind of new...
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Managed Operations

Standard images are images supplied by Rackspace and supported for your Rackspace Cloud account's type and service level.  The distinction between standard and non-standard images is described in detail in the Knowledge...
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Server Images

This article describes two ways that you can use the Swiftly client to download from Cloud Files an image that you have exported from Cloud Images. It presumes that you have already used a Cloud Images export task to export one...
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In order to provide high availability and data resiliency, the size of any file in Cloud Files is limited to 5 GB, which is smaller than most VM images and many other files that people might want to store. To get around this...
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Swiftly is a client tool that you can use to upload objects to and download objects from your Cloud Files account. Swiftly manages the storage of large objects in Cloud Files. If you have a very large object (such as a virtual...
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A common request we receive is, "Dear Rackspace, I've got a server in your DFW region and I want one exactly like it in SYD.  How can I make that happen?" You can make it happen by using Cloud Images.  This article...
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Cloud Images Where is the documentation? What is Cloud Images and how does it relate to Glance? What does Cloud Images expose, exactly? Why are the Glance operations being exposed? What kind of new...
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Server Management

You can use the Cloud Images service to import custom virtual machine disk images into the Rackspace open cloud.  In order for your images to be bootable as servers in the Rackspace cloud, however, they must be properly...
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You can use the Cloud Images service to import custom virtual machine disk images into the Rackspace open cloud.  In order for your images to be bootable as servers in the Rackspace cloud, however, they must be properly...
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You can use the Cloud Images service to import custom virtual machine disk images into the Rackspace open cloud. For such images to boot correctly, they must be prepared according to the following requirements and instructions...
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