Last updated on: 2016-01-21
Authored by: Karin Levenstein
Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by VMware vCloud® (hereafter refered to as RPC-V) is a private cloud offering based on VMware software defined datacenter (SDDC) services hosted on a dedicated management cluster. This list of frequently asked questions provides details about RPC-V features and management options.
For more information, see the RPC-V product page.
You can access RPC-V only through a VPN connection to Rackspace.
RPC-V is available in the IAD, DFW, LON, ORD, SYD and HKG data centers.
RPC-V management environments are automatically protected by an image based CommVault solution.
Optional antivirus software can be licensed and installed to protect Guest Operating Systems.
You can migrate data to Rackspace by using VMware vSphere replication or a number of other supported replication solutions. For more information about migrating to RPC-V, contact Rackspace Support.
Known issues are listed in the release notes for each version of vSphere. You can find your version number by clicking Help > About in vCenter. For more information, see the VMware vSphere Documentation.
Yes, RPC-V environments are deployed in an HA configuration.
Rackspace does not impose a limit on VMs per environment. We can provide recommendations for best practices to maintain optimal performance.
Yes. You can access the vCenter and vSphere APIs, subject to permissions restrictions on a user account.
By default only hypervisors provided by Rackspace can be added, please contact Rackspace support for additional details.
Yes, write access to vCenter is provided.
Yes, you can get support for raw device mappings (RDMs) by opening a support ticket with our storage and virtualization team.
RPC-V allows customers to use other VMware products like vRealize Automation, which are optional add-ons.
The management infrastructure is monitored by using the following combination of tools:
No. Rackspace does not provide monitoring for VMs designated as unmanaged. For more information.
RPC-V includes the VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) suite of performance monitoring and planning tools. vROps provides advanced reporting and forecasting capabilities, and the ability to set alerts to notify you when resources are low. These tools can be useful for optimizing resources and identifying performance bottlenecks.
Rackspace can help you with the use of other monitoring software as needed.
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