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Rackspace® Private Cloud Security White PaperIntroductionSecurity is a very complex topic for every organization. Challenges can include legislative requirements and internal procedures spanning across both the physical, logical...
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- Getting Started -

This document is intended for Rackspace Private Cloud customers who want use sosreport tool to help troubleshoot their Rackspace Private Cloud environment. It is assumed that you have successfully installed a cloud with Rackspace...
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The Glance cookbook used for Rackspace Private Cloud supports OpenStack Image storage in the local file system, in OpenStack Object Storage (Swift), and in Rackspace Cloud Files.Note: If you change the image storage location from...
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Rackspace has developed a set of OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) chef recipes, combined into a cookbook, that can be used to configure a Cinder node or group of nodes. This section discusses the concepts and architecture behind...
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ComputeOpenStack Compute is a compute service that provides server capacity in the cloud. Compute Servers come in different flavors of memory, disk space, and CPU, and can be provisioned in minutes. Interactions with Compute...
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Rackspace Private Cloud Sandbox is a fast, free, and easy way to install a Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack on a single physical device. This method is suitable for anyone who wants to install an OpenStack-powered...
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OpenStack administration is documented in detail in the OpenStack Compute Administration Manual. In this section, we discuss key tasks you should perform that will allow you to launch instances. Refer to the official OpenStack...
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This article documents the changes in Rackspace Private Cloud v4.2.1 and v4.2.0 and identified known issues.For the release notes for previous versions, refer to the following articles:Rackspace Private Cloud v4.1.2 Release Notes...
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This chapter describes the methods you will use to access your cloud. You should be familiar with the contents of this section before attempting to create an instance or perform other configuration and maintenance tasks.Accessing...
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This document describes the Rackspace Private Cloud configuration and support offerings.What is Rackspace Private Cloud?The Rackspace Private Cloud ConfigurationSupported OpenStack FeaturesUnsupported OpenStack FeaturesRackspace...
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Rackspace Private Cloud v4.2.1 offers a technology preview implementation for OpenStack Orchestration (Heat), which enables you to manage infrastructure and applications within OpenStack clouds. OpenStack Orchestration is not...
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Rackspace Private Cloud v4.2.0 offers full OpenStack Metering (Ceilometer) support, including access to OpenStack statistics through the Horizon dashboard.NOTE: Rackspace Private Cloud v4.2.0 is based on the OpenStack Havana code...
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This article documents the changes in Rackspace Private Cloud v4.2.0 and identified known issues.For the release notes for previous versions, refer to the following articles:Rackspace Private Cloud v4.1.2 Release Notes Rackspace...
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Rackspace Private Cloud v 4.1.2 has the following changes and documentation. For the full list of known issues and information from the Rackspace Private Cloud v 4.0 release, refer to the Rackspace Private Cloud v. 4.0 Release...
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A network deployed with the Rackspace Private Cloud cookbooks uses nova-network by default, but OpenStack Networking (Neutron) can be manually enabled. This section discusses the concepts behind the Rackspace deployment of...
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This document discusses the process for installing an OpenStack environment with the Rackspace Private Cloud cookbooks.Before you begin, it is strongly recommended that you review Installation Prerequisites and Concepts to ensure...
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This chapter lists the prerequisites for installing a cluster with the Rackspace Private Cloud tools. Rackspace recommends that you review this chapter in detail before attempting the installation.Table of ContentsHardware...
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This article describes the processes for enabling Active Directory and LDAP in your Rackspace Private Cloud environment.Active Directory and Rackspace Private Cloud CookbooksPrerequisitesTo use these instructions, you should have...
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Account Services

Backups

OverviewRackspace Private Cloud Software installs a collection of Chef cookbooks that deploy and manage the suite of OpenStack core projects: Compute (Nova), Image Service (Glance), Dashboard (Horizon), Identity (Keystone), and...
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This guide provides guidance for backup and recovery of a Rackspace Private Cloud installation.1. IntroductionIntended AudienceDocument Change HistoryAdditional ResourcesContact Rackspace2. Backup and Recovery with backup-...
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Performance

High Performance ComputingHigh Performance Computing (HPC) enables scientists and researchers to solve complex problems that require many computing capabilities. HPC typically utilizes a message passing interface (MPI) to...

Programming

High Performance ComputingHigh Performance Computing (HPC) enables scientists and researchers to solve complex problems that require many computing capabilities. HPC typically utilizes a message passing interface (MPI) to...

Scaling and High Availability

Rackspace® Private Cloud, Powered by OpenStack®, Helps Reduce Costs and Improve Operational Efficiency1. IntroductionRackspace® Enterprise Business Intelligence group (EBI) is a central team that aggregates, manages and provides...
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OverviewCloud computing is creating significant shifts in the way information technology is provisioned and consumed. This also kicks off a challenge to cloud service providers find innovative ways to adhere to the high demands...
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OverviewRackspace Private Cloud Software allows businesses to quickly and seamlessly implement a stable and reliable Apache Hadoop cluster quickly and simply in an open cloud solution.Apache Hadoop and the CloudTwo major trends...
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IntroductionContainer Sync is a feature of Swift where all the contents of a container can be mirrored to another container (within the same cluster or a completely different cluster) through background synchronization. You can...
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OverviewThis document will describe how to build a Rackspace Private Cloud with external storage that targets Enterprise IT applications that run on up to 100 compute nodes. Volumes are provided via the Cinder volume service...
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OverviewCombining Razor and Chef provides a powerful, fully automated solution for deploying Rackspace Private Cloud Software (RPCS) on bare metal. Using this deployment system, the installation of a customized OpenStack...
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NOTE: The most up-to-date version of the release notes is available via the Rackspace Technical Documentation site at the following link: Rackspace Private Cloud Release Notes v4.1.Rackspace Private Cloud v 4.1.5 has the...
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This article documents the changes in Rackspace Private Cloud v4.2.2 and identified known issues.For the release notes for previous versions, refer to the following articles:Rackspace Private Cloud v4.1.3 Release NotesRackspace...
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This document will assist the user in upgrading their Rackspace Private Cloud environment between versions. The document discusses the following upgrade procedures:Upgrading from v4.1.n to v4.2.2.Upgrading between v4.2.n versions...
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Rackspace Private Cloud v 4.1.3 has the following changes and documentation. For the full list of known issues and information from the Rackspace Private Cloud v 4.0 and v. 4.1.2 releases, refer to:Rackspace Private Cloud v. 4.0...
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Rackspace Private Cloud v 4.1.1 has the following changes and documentation. For the full list of known issues and information from the Rackspace Private Cloud v 4.0 release, refer to the Rackspace Private Cloud v. 4.0 Release...
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Rackspace has developed a fast, free, and easy way to install a Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack in any data center. This method is suitable for anyone who wants to install a stable, tested, and supportable OpenStack-...
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Rackspace has released a package update for Rackspace Private Cloud Software.Update InstructionsIf you have an existing environment created with Rackspace Private Cloud Software v. 3.0, you can update your environment by...
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DISCLAIMER: This document details a process intended for educational purposes only. This will not deploy a production environment.HadoopHadoop is an open source project that provides a platform to store and process massive...
OverviewRackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack lets you create virtual instances that you can use to run any kind of applications. However, these virtual machines do not come with a backup and recovery solution by default....
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The following compute components are certified for use in Private Clouds. AMD/SeaMicroSeaMicro SM15000 DellPowerEdge R515PowerEdge R720PowerEdge R820PowerEdge C6220PowerEdge C6105 HPProLiant DL320eProLiant...
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OverviewThe amount of data being stored in the world is growing exponentially, and scientists estimate that by 2020 it will reach 50 Zettabytes. Object storage systems allow users to upload or download data in the form of objects...
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Private Cloud Tech Center Syncing Private Cloud Swift Containers to Rackspace Cloud FilesReplicate data between private Swift environments and Rackspace Cloud Files. This can facilitate backup, aggregated online content, and...
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