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Register your Rackspace Open Cloud cloud account with RightScale to manage your Rackspace Open Cloud resources.
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:
Allow RightScale several minutes to populate your account with the appropriate images before launching servers after initially adding a cloud. In the RightScale Dashboard, navigate to Clouds> Rackspace Open Cloud > Images where RightScale queries every few minutes for the images.
Reviewing this FAQ may also be useful, which reviews the differences between the Rackspace legacy cloud and the Rackspace Open clouds.
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