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FAQ

Cloud Big Data is part of the Rackspace Cloud, and your use of it through the API is billed according to the pricing schedule at http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/big-data/pricing/. Cloud Servers is also part of the Rackspace Cloud...
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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 functionality can be accessed...
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Yes. We offer different types of discounts based on usage. Please see the Cloud Servers discounts page for details.
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What is the cost to opt in to RBAC?
RBAC is a free feature that is available to selected open cloud services with an API.
Can a customer opt out of RBAC?
Customers can opt out by simply removing the account users.  
Is RBAC...
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Does RackConnect support cloud servers that are part of a Cloud Network?
RackConnect support for Cloud Networks is available as of January 16, 2013.
IMPORTANT: Can I attach/detach a Cloud Network on a running RackConnected Cloud...
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What are RackConnect Automation Features?
The RackConnect Automation Features are three (3) Automation Features that were not initially available to customers that upgraded from RackConnect 1.0, but that have always been enabled...
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It is not currently possible to use next generation Images (snapshots) created in one region to spin up Cloud Servers in a different region.  We expect this functionality to be available in late 2013.
Due to the limitation above...
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IMPORTANT: This article only applies to RackConnect customers that were upgraded from RackConnect 1.0!  If your RackConnect account was not originally configured with RackConnect 1.0 before being upgraded, then please disregard...
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Most areas of our data centers have access to our “ServiceNet” in which a customer can connect privately to our Cloud Files infrastructure without traversing the public network (provided the cloud files are in the same DC as the...
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Yes - RackConnect connects your Cloud private network as an additional interface on your firewall; therefore it will allow you to connect to a firewall that has multiple segments set up provided that there are enough available...
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Customer-owned Active Directory domains can be extended over RackConnect. This includes Active Directory Domain Controllers in your Dedicated environment or in your Cloud environment.
If you are planning to deploy Domain...
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Unfortunately our Cloud does not allow for additional IP addresses on the private interface. The best work-around for hosting multiple SSL sites would be to host each site on a separate Cloud Server, or utilize PAT (Port Address...
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Utilizing CLB can be a great solution. The key is to clearly understand the use cases for this configuration. CLB works best when all servers to be load balanced reside in the Cloud. If dedicated servers need to be load balanced...
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Snapshots taken of a server before the Cloud sccount was set up with RackConnect should not pose a significant problem after the account is set up with RackConnect. However, a problem can occur if the network stack has been...
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This document outlines recommendations and cautions based on customer feedback with RackConnect.
Recommendations
Use RackConnect Network Policies to make changes to network access for your Cloud Servers
When you need to open...
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On Friday Nov 2nd, 2012 Rackspace enabled our final set of images allowing 88% to 90% of our first generation servers to be eligible for a snapshot migration to a Next Gen Server.   Approximately 130,000 to 135,000 first...
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There will not be an automated migration process available upon launch, but we anticipate that one will be made available in the coming months.
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You can view the public IP address of your RackConnect Cloud Server in the following places:
In the RackConnect Management Interface of the MyRackspace portal, view the IP address on the Overview tab for the server.
You can...
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Increased Cloud Server build performance, API responsiveness, and access to a future suite of Cloud products are all key benefits of Next Generation Cloud Servers.
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Rackspace Private Cloud Software v 4.0 deployed through a series of bash scripts in the following stages:
Install Chef server on a node in the environment.
Download the latest cookbooks to the Chef server.
Install chef-client on...
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Yes. For information, go to http://www.rackspace.co.uk/cloud/managed.
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You can contact the Managed Service team via direct chat, a phone call to 1-877-934-0407, or by submitting a ticket online. There are links to all of these options on the Control Panel.
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Yes, the same way you are currently able to link your Managed Hosting accounts and your cloud accounts.
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The Managed Cloud Service Level team will assist you in determining if a migration is needed. If it is, the Managed Cloud Service Level team will work with the Rackspace Professional Services team on the migration, or they can...
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If you want Managed Cloud Service Level support for a server that is in your current Infrastructure Service Level account, you must migrate that server to a new server within a Managed Cloud Service Level account. This migration...
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Because the Managed Cloud Service Level is offered at the account level, every cloud product in the account receives the Managed Cloud Service Level. Therefore, if you want to have some cloud servers that do not have a Managed...
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Expanded image backups allow you to retain up to 14 daily backups (in the form of snapshots), along with 1 weekly backup (also in the form of a snapshot). All backups will be stored on your Cloud Files account at a cost of 10¢/GB...
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Rackspace Cloud Backup is a file-level storage option for Cloud Servers. It allows you to configure backups through the Control Panel and choose to back up a particular folder or file with the frequency that works best for you....
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No, your server is not backed up until you configure and schedule backups. You have the following options for backing up your server:
Cloud Server images — Learn about creating and restoring images via our Cloud Control Panel or...
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No. The Infrastructure Service Level and Managed Cloud Service Level teams will not troubleshoot your code or programs.
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Not at this time. However, if you notice issues or have questions about capacity, the Managed Cloud Service Level team will work with you and recommend solutions.
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The account fee will not be prorated. The service fee, however, is a utility fee, and you will be charged only for the amount of time that your server is active.
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The account fee covers the administration of your Managed Cloud Service Level account and the service fee covers the support team and the services that they provide.
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Upon the creation of a server account with Managed Cloud Service Level support, a flat monthly account fee of $100 will be assessed when at least one server on the account is active and used during that month. There is no limit...
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Cloud Servers with a Managed Cloud Service Level include access to a dedicated, 24x7x365 support team via phone, chat, and online support ticket. The team will support your servers from the OS up through the application stack of...
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Cloud Servers with a Managed Cloud Service Level extends the managed support level from our Managed Hosting offering into our Cloud offering. The Managed Cloud Service Level provides an additional level of support that includes...
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For technically savvy users, here are some details on how your files are encrypted.
Files are encrypted prior to uploading them using 256-bit AES. AES is an industry (and government) standard and is one of the most well studied...
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The cache directory is where files are stored during background upload and after upload for quick access should you need to open the file from the network drive. You may want to change the default location of the cache directory...
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The default location of the configuration file varies by platform. Jungle Disk will also attempt to load the configuration file out of the application directory (if present). This allows you to install multiple copies with...
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Sometimes the backup time estimates seem like a surprisingly long amount of time - hours, days, or even weeks. This article will help explain possible reasons for the long backup time and steps you can take to reduce it if needed...
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Rackspace sends ALL used compute/storage/network/drives (e-waste) to a certified electronics refurbisher that is under contract with Rackspace. This insures that all assets are securely and responsibly processed. We are working...
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Next Generation Cloud Servers:  Sample Code
List of API Operations
Code Sample - cURL
Add a user to your account through the API
Code Samples - XML
Create Server Request
Create Server Response
Get Server Details Response
Reboot...
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You have just learned how to restore servers from an image. These images are ideal for use as templates or "gold images", so that you can easily restore to a known configuration or rapidly deploy additional Cloud Servers. This...
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Server Images

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 functionality can be accessed...
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You have just learned how to restore servers from an image. These images are ideal for use as templates or "gold images", so that you can easily restore to a known configuration or rapidly deploy additional Cloud Servers. This...
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- Getting Started -

Next Generation Cloud Servers:  Sample Code
List of API Operations
Code Sample - cURL
Add a user to your account through the API
Code Samples - XML
Create Server Request
Create Server Response
Get Server Details Response
Reboot...
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File Transfers and File Sharing

Next Generation Cloud Servers:  Sample Code
List of API Operations
Code Sample - cURL
Add a user to your account through the API
Code Samples - XML
Create Server Request
Create Server Response
Get Server Details Response
Reboot...
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Resizing

You have just learned how to restore servers from an image. These images are ideal for use as templates or "gold images", so that you can easily restore to a known configuration or rapidly deploy additional Cloud Servers. This...
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Server Migration

You have just learned how to restore servers from an image. These images are ideal for use as templates or "gold images", so that you can easily restore to a known configuration or rapidly deploy additional Cloud Servers. This...
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Linux Tools

You have just learned how to restore servers from an image. These images are ideal for use as templates or "gold images", so that you can easily restore to a known configuration or rapidly deploy additional Cloud Servers. This...
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Windows Tools

You have just learned how to restore servers from an image. These images are ideal for use as templates or "gold images", so that you can easily restore to a known configuration or rapidly deploy additional Cloud Servers. This...
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MySQL

You have just learned how to restore servers from an image. These images are ideal for use as templates or "gold images", so that you can easily restore to a known configuration or rapidly deploy additional Cloud Servers. This...
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Version Control Systems

You have just learned how to restore servers from an image. These images are ideal for use as templates or "gold images", so that you can easily restore to a known configuration or rapidly deploy additional Cloud Servers. This...
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