Rackspace Intelligence FAQ
Last updated on: 2018-10-25
Authored by: Constanze Kratel
Rackspace Intelligence delivers an intuitive interface that gives you a transparent view into the health of your infrastructure, along with actionable insights to improve system performance and availability. It provides a universal dashboard that enables you to obtain information about any monitoring tools and entities regardless of your underlying infrastructure. You can use it to configure monitoring on your entities, such as servers and databases, and view their monitoring status. It also provides visualizations that give you a view of the trends in your resource use.
All Rackspace customers with a Cloud services account can use Rackspace Intelligence.
Yes, both Cloud and Dedicated accounts have access to Rackspace Intelligence. For more information, see Getting Started with Rackspace Intelligence for the cloud and Getting Started with Rackspace Intelligence for dedicated accounts.
With this set of visualization and analytics tools, you no longer have to set up, maintain, or pay for an additional set of tools. Additionally, the intuitive dashboard enables collaboration with Support Rackers.
Go to https://intelligence.rackspace.com and log in by providing the username and password for your Rackspace Cloud account.
Alternatively, if you already logged in to the Cloud Control Panel, you can click the Servers menu and then click Rackspace Intelligence. A new browser tab displays the Rackspace Intelligence portal.
Rackspace Intelligence is available at no charge for Rackspace customers with a Cloud services account.
All the features in Rackspace Intelligence are available to all service levels (Managed Infrastructure and Managed Operations) for all Cloud customers.
If you want to suggest features to add to Rackspace Intelligence, or if you discover any issues, click the Support link at the top of the Rackspace Intelligence Portal.
An entity is a resource (for example, a website or server) that you want to monitor.
Rackspace Intelligence automatically creates entities for all of your Rackspace cloud servers and databases. If you want to monitor other systems, you must manually create entities for them.
A check specifies the aspect of the resource that you want to monitor.
An alarm is a set of rules that determine what status is returned based on the result of the check.
We wanted to build a state-of-the-art monitoring platform, which requires that data collection be separate from thresholds.
A notification defines how the system should contact the customer in case of a system failure.
A notification plan specifies a set of actions that the system performs when the check returns a certain status.