Macros are available only in LCP. Macros have been deprecated and are not available in the Unified Cloud Platform.
To create a new macro. (The example shown is for a deployment, but the mechanics are the same for arrays, servers, etc.)
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Macros are a powerful feature of the RightScale Dashboard. Macros let users save and then rapidly re-create a copy of a deployment, server array, or server—including user-defined input values and other parameters. You can modify macros you have created, or create an empty macro and customize it.
Note: Currently, you can use macros in Amazon EC2 environments only, and they do not set inputs (attributes) for Chef recipes.
When you sign up for a free RightScale account and add your Amazon EC2 credentials, you can automatically launch one of RightScale's preconfigured deployments (a basic LAMP server running a Rails application, WordPress blog, or Trac application). This process runs a RightScale-created macro.
For information on creating custom macros, see Macro Reference Documentation.
To create a macro, go to Design -> Macros and click New.
Select the type of macro you wish to create from the menu. Choose one these options:
Select the specific object in the corresponding drop-down menu that you wish to create a macro from.
After making your selection, click Create.
Note: A warning message displays if you are creating a macro for a deployment that uses a private ServerTemplate, because it cannot be run under a different account. Partners who wish to publish and share macros must remember that users will be unable to launch servers using private ServerTemplates because they do not have access to them. A ServerTemplate's assigned permissions always take precedence over a macro's permissions.
By default, the new macro name will include the name of the source, and a timestamp. The example below shows a deployment macro.
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