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Add a Server to a Deployment


To add a server to an existing Deployment using a ServerTemplate.

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A deployment for your server(s); SSH Key; Security Group (or groups); Elastic IP (if applicable to the servers)


  1. Navigate to the deployment you previously created (where you are adding the server).
  2. Even before selecting the Add Server action button, you should select the cloud that the server should be in. Use the Select Cloud drop down menu to make your choice. Remember that if you specified a default Availability Zone for your deployment, you should add the server to a cloud that includes that zone. (e.g. US-East)
  3. Click Add Server to add a server to your deployment. The Add Server Assistant opens.  Use the following field descriptions to add a server (example shown is from EC2): 

Field Descriptions:

  • Deployment - A Server always exists within the context of a deployment.  Therefore, when you create a Server, you must specify into which Deployment the Server will be added.  Each RightScale account has a "Default" Deployment that's best used for testing purposes.  Select either the "Default" one or another Deployment that you've already defined.
  • ServerTemplate - Select the type of ServerTemplate from the pull-down menu.  When launching directly from a ServerTemplate, this has already been decided and will simply be listed in the dialog box.
    • Private - ServerTemplate from your private MultiCloud Marketplace.  That is, ServerTemplates that you either created from scratch, or imported and cloned.  These ServerTemplates are your own copy that you are free to customize.  They maintain their own lineage.
    • Imported - Anything you have imported directly from the MultiCloud Marketplace (which is a static copy).  Additionally, any ServerTemplates that you have subscribed to (which is a HEAD version, changing not a static revision.)
    • Then select the actual ServerTemplate name from another pull-down menu.  (e.g. Simple Linux Server)
  • Cloud -  What cloud the Server should be added to.  When adding a Server, this has already been selected via the Select Cloud action button, so in this dialog window you cannot alter it. It is simply displayed for informational purposes.
  • MultiCloud Image - Select the MCI to use or leave inherit from the ServerTemplate (default).
  • Instance Type - Select the Instance Type (e.g. small, medium, large, etc.) or inherit from the MultiCloud Image (default)
  • Nickname - Give a descriptive name for the Server's primary purpose.
  • SSH Key - Specify the (previously created) SSH Key to use.
  • Security Group - Select the (previously created) Security Group (or Groups) to use for security purposes.
  • Availability Zone - Select what Availability Zone (EC2) this Server should be in.  Recall that there are additional charges for traffic across zones.  Servers are typically placed in the same zone, unless the Deployment is working towards high availability across different zones. Some clouds have multiple zones or regions.
  • Elastic IP - Specify what EIP (or none) to use for the Server. 
  • Associate IP at launch - Normally you will leave this default (checked) so that an IP address is associated with the Server at launch. 
  1. Click Add after you have filled out all the fields.

Post Tutorial Steps

  1. Select the Launch action button to launch your server when ready. Remember, you pay cloud usage fees for operational servers (instances).
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