To provide you with quick start instructions for managing basic Rackspace assets in the RightScale Dashboard.
|Register Rackspace with the RightScale Dashboard||Import a base ServerTemplate from the MultiCloud Marketplace||Launch a Server|
After logging into the Dashboard, go to Settings > Account Settings > Clouds. Click Connect to a Cloud.
Next, click the (>) icon next to Rackspace to expand the category, then select the Open cloud you wish to add.
Important! Your first generation Rackspace credentials are compatible with Rackspace Open Cloud. You may reuse your Rackspace first generation credentials for the Dallas and/or Chicago regions. To add both, you must use the same US credentials and add each separately. For the London Open Cloud region, you must use Rackspace UK credentials.
You will be required to enter the following information:
Enter values for the following fields:
To obtain your tenant ID, you will want to login to the Rackspace dashboard with your username and password at either https://manage.rackspacecloud.com or https://mycloud.rackspace.com. Once logged in, navigate to Your Account -> API Access, as seen below (for https://manage.rackspacecloud.com, which is the legacy dashboard):
The Cloud Account Number listed here is your tenant ID. Copy this and insert it into the Tenant ID field in the Rightscale registration process.
NOTE: To locate your tenant ID from the new Open Cloud dashboard at https://mycloud.rackspace.com, login and navigate to the top right corner -> API keys. Alternatively, simply look at the top right corner, and your tenant ID should be right next to your account name.
Once all credentials are entered, you will receive a confirmation page.
Click "Continue" and you will now have a fully working Rackspace Open Cloud account integrated into Rightscale. Repeat the process for both the Open Dallas and Open Chicago cloud using the same US credentials if you would like.
On the same Clouds tab or on the Cloud Credentials widget in the Overview tab, you may check the status of your cloud.
Both of these items must be valid and active (green) in order to successfully launch cloud servers:
Import a ServerTemplate. Although many ServerTemplates from the Multi-Cloud Marketplace would work, for this tutorial use the "Base ServerTemplate for Linux". That ServerTemplate is the "blueprint" for the Server you will launch in the next and final step. Log into the Dashboard and follow the steps below.
Once imported, the ServerTemplate and associated RightScripts are considered part of your "local" collection.
Note: If you have problems finding the ServerTemplate, here is an example full URL (below). You can click on that URL and import the ServerTemplate instead of the steps above. https://my.rightscale.com/library/server_templates/Base-ServerTemplate-for-Linux-/lineage/7310
The Server Details dialog is split into two windows: Hardware on the left, and Networking on the right. Provide the following information for each:
The Confirm tab provides a detailed summary of the server you're about to create in the cloud. If you are satisfied with your selections, click Finish to create the server.
After confirming your server creation, you are automatically placed in the correct deployment, viewing the server you just created.
Congratulations! You just launched your first server in RackSpace NextGen using the RightScale Dashboard... in 3 easy steps! In approximately 10 minutes your server state should progress from "pending" to "operational". Don't forget to terminate your server when finished using it to avoid any unneccessary charges.
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