Create a general purpose Cloud Server

This article explains how to set up a general purpose Cloud Server
through the Cloud Control Panel. For more information about General Purpose
servers, see New Features in General Purpose and Work-Optimized Cloud Servers.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Create a server from a saved image, or create a new server.

    • To create a server from a previously saved image,
      select Servers > Cloud Servers > Saved Images. Click the gear icon
      next to the image that you want to use to create the server, and
      select Create Server with Image. Skip to step 3.

    • To create a new server, select Servers > Cloud Servers, and then
      click Create Server.

  4. In the Server Details section, enter a name for your server in the
    Server Name field.

  5. From the Region menu, select the region where you want the
    server to reside.

    For example, select Chicago (ORD) to house the server in a data
    center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, or select Sydney (SYD) for a
    data center in Sydney, Australia.

  6. Select the OnMetal™ tab.

  7. Under Image, select which Image Type, Operating System, and
    Version that you want to use. If you are creating the server from a saved
    image, the image is already selected.

  8. In the Flavor section, select the flavor class and specific
    flavor for your server.

  9. In the Advanced Options section, click Select Networks and
    choose the networks to which your server will be connected.
    Click Select Networks.

  10. Click Create Server.

  11. When your root admin password is displayed, copy the password to a
    secure location, and then click Dismiss Password.

  12. After your server is created, its status is displayed as Active. You
    can then log in to it by using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or SSH,
    depending on your server's OS.