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...

Account Services

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...
To see how to create a ticket, watch our brief video on How to create a ticket. Once a ticket is created, it can be in one of the following four states depending on the work done on it. New In progress Pending your response...

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 functionality can be...

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...

Programming

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...
PrerequisitesThis article presumes that you have already used a Cloud Images export task to export one of your images from the Rackspace open cloud, that you understand how exported images are stored in Cloud Files as Dynamic...
PrerequisitesThe steps in this article assume that you have already properly prepared an image for import into the public cloud and that you have already installed the swiftly Cloud Files client. If you need help on either of...
About SwiftlySwiftly is a client tool you can use to upload and download objects to your Cloud Files account. Swiftly understands the requirements for storing large objects in Cloud Files. If you have a very large object (such as...
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...

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...
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.In...
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...