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.
Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.
In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.
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.
In the Server Details section, enter a name for your server in the
Server Name field.
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.
Select the OnMetal™ tab.
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.
In the Flavor section, select the flavor class and specific
flavor for your server.
In the Advanced Options section, click Select Networks and
choose the networks to which your server will be connected.
Click Select Networks.
Click Create Server.
When your root admin password is displayed, copy the password to a
secure location, and then click Dismiss Password.
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.
Updated 25 days ago