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What is a Cloud Orchestration template?

A Cloud Orchestration template is a text file that declares what resources you want as part of a stack and how to configure those resources, including references to any installation scripts or software configuration management artifacts needed to install ...

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Where can I find Cloud Orchestration templates?

Example templates for Cloud Orchestration are on on GitHub under rackspace-orchestration-templates: http://github.com/rackspace-orchestration-templates . Cloud Deployments Programming ...

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Can I access Cloud Orchestration through the Cloud Control Panel?

Not currently, but we plan to make it available in the Control Panel in the near future. At this time, Cloud Orchestration is only accessible through API calls. You may, however, access Cloud Deployments in the Control Panel and use our Rackspace pre-conf ...

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Where can I find Pricing and Service Level information for Cloud Orchestration?

The Cloud Orchestration service itself is offered at no cost. However, standard charges for Cloud resources instantiated and consumed and any applicable software license fees do apply. Cloud Orchestration is a Non-Standard Rackspace Service. Applicable SL ...

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What is the Difference between Cloud Orchestration and Cloud Deployments?

Cloud Orchestration is an API service that allows customers to deploy their own custom stack configurations. Cloud Deployments is a Cloud Control Panel service which allows customers deploy Rackspace best-practice pre-configured application stacks. You ca ...

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How are Cloud Orchestration templates different from Chef or Puppet?

Cloud Orchestration is not a replacement for server configuration tools such as Puppet and Chef. Cloud Orchestration is very complementary with Chef or Puppet. You will continue to use Chef and Puppet to “template-ize” your server software configurations, ...

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Does Cloud Orchestration support the CFN template format from Amazon?

No. Although the OpenStack Heat documentation claims support for a subset of the CFN format, there are a variety of nuances and underlying compatibility tools that must be run on the service provider’s cloud to support it. Rackspace Cloud Orchestration on ...

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Can I Edit/ Manage/ Delete my Cloud Deployments with the Cloud Orchestration API?

Not at this time. However, we hope to offer this capability in the near future. We will be evolving the Cloud Deployments feature to be compatible with Cloud Orchestration stacks. We do not expect any service disruptions to customers during this evolution ...

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What Is Cloud Orchestration?

Cloud Orchestration is an API service that allows you to create, update, and manage groups of cloud resources and their software components as a single unit and then deploy them in an automated, repeatable fashion via a template. Cloud Orchestration is ba ...

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What are the Differences between Cloud Orchestration and OpenStack Heat?

There are three main differences: While Cloud Orchestration is based on the OpenStack Heat project, each service provider running Heat may choose which resource plug-ins to support. In order to provide our customers with a large range of options and orche ...

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Available deployments

The table below shows the deployments that are available through the Cloud Control Panel. Once logged in to the Cloud Control Panel, click Deployments to get started.   Name Available Deployments WordPress Multiple Linux servers with WordPress 3.6.1 and o ...

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Getting Started With Rackspace Deployments

Cloud Deployments The automated cloud deployments feature sets up applications on the Rackspace Cloud, so the customer doesn't have to perform a lengthy setup & installation process. This utility handles installation and configuration of both sim ...

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