Introducing the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel

The Cloud Control Panel enables you to manage
your Rackspace Cloud infrastructure through a simple and intuitive
interface. This article introduces you to some of the features of the Cloud
Control Panel.

Log on to the Cloud Control Panel

Use the following steps to log on to the Cloud Control Panel:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel
  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

Cloud Control Panel navigation

Just a few clicks take you to the product workspace, where you can manage your
cloud resources.

Product-area headings (Servers, Orchestration, Networking, Storage, Databases,
and Backups) are located at the top of the panel. Click a heading to view a
drop-down menu of all the products in that area.

Rackspace Cloud products are categorized under the following headings:

ServersCloud Servers
Saved Images
Auto Scale
SSH Keys
Message Queueing
Rackspace Intelligence
OrchestrationStack Templates
NetworkingLoad Balancers
Cloud DNS
StorageBlock Storage Volumes
Big Data
MySQL Backups


Several features help you organize, find, and efficiently manage your resources:

  • Tags are customized labels that you can add to any of the resources in
    your cloud infrastructure.

  • Filters enable you to find all resources that share the following common
    properties: tag, status, image, RAM, region, or type.

    The list of filters is located at the left side of the Cloud Control Panel.
    After you create and tag resources, the list is automatically populated.
    After you select a check box next to a filter, the list of resources shows
    only the matching ones.

  • Search gives you another method for locating any asset. Enter part of the
    asset name, tag, or IP address in the search field in the upper-right corner of
    any asset listing.

Administrative actions

The Cloud Control Panel provides a variety of ways to perform administrative
tasks. Whether you're looking at a list of assets or a detailed view of a single
asset, you don't need to leave your current location to perform a task. Every
task you might want to perform is accessible right where you are.

  • Gear icon: The gear icon to the left of a resource name provides a
    drop-down menu with all available actions for that resource. The actions gear
    is always part of every list, whether it is a list of servers, files, or load

  • Actions menu: When you view the details of a specific resource, the
    Actions menu is in the upper-right corner of the page.

  • Edit pencils and options: You can edit the existing settings for many
    resources by clicking the pencil icon or option text that appears next to the
    resource description.

  • Pop-up boxes: After you perform an administrative action on a resource,
    a popup dialog box enables you to modify the settings or perform an action
    without opening another page.

Access to other control panels

You can reach the Rackspace Intelligence interface and more by selecting the
option from the Rackspace Cloud drop-down menu at the top left of the
Cloud Control Panel.