Add a Cloud Network interface to a Cloud Server
Last updated on: 2020-09-28
Authored by: Rackspace Community
This article shows you how to use the Cloud Servers Application Program
Interface (API) and the
nova) to add a cloud
network to a cloud server.
Use the following steps to install
nova and the Cloud Networks extension
on Mac® OS X® and use
nova to add a virtual interface to a running
cloud server that connects to your cloud network.
nova is also available for Linux® and Windows®.
Run the following command on the command line:
$ sudo easy_install pip
novaand the Cloud Networks virtual interface extension by running the following commands on the command line:
$ sudo pip install rackspace-novaclient $ sudo pip install os_virtual_interfacesv2_python_novaclient_ext
Go to your local .profile file and set up the following environment variables in your local file by replacing the values inside the angle brackets (< >) with your account information:
$ export OS_AUTH_URL=https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/ $ export OS_AUTH_SYSTEM=rackspace $ export OS_REGION_NAME=DFW $ export OS_USERNAME=<account_username> $ export OS_TENANT_NAME=<account_#> $ export NOVA_RAX_AUTH=1 $ export OS_PASSWORD=<api_key> $ export OS_PROJECT_ID=<account_#> $ export OS_NO_CACHE=1
Load the environment variables by running the following command:
$ source .profile
Use your credentials to display your cloud server information. Note the ID of the cloud server to which you want to add the network.
$ nova credentials $ nova list
Display the network information. Note the ID of your cloud network.
$ nova network-list
Add the interface by running the following command on the command line (syntax:
nova virtual-interface-create <networkID> <cloudserverID>):
$ nova virtual-interface-create 30714e92-40d3-4259-bd73-2ed8b03abcf5 e74780b5-d180-4faa-bfc0-87802b20aaf4
The interface takes a few minutes to load. You can now log in to the cloud server
and check interfaces by running the
ip a command. You should see the added interface in the output from this command.
Note: You can also run
nova virtual-interface-list cloudserverID.
If you need to add Cloud Networks to your account, submit a ticket in the Control Panel.
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