Create an isolated Cloud Network and attach it to a server

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-10
  • Authored by: Susan Million

With Cloud Networks you can create a virtual layer 2 network that you can attach to a new cloud server. This feature lets you keep your Cloud Server separate from the Rackspace network, the Internet, or both.

Cloud Network limitations

  • The Cloud Network must exist in the same region as the server.

  • You can create up to 10 isolated networks with up to 250 servers attached to each network.

  • A network cannot be renamed after it is created.

Attach an isolated network to a cloud server

  1. In the Cloud Control Panel. The Cloud Servers page is displayed by default.

  2. Click Create Server.

  3. Enter a name for the server and select the region.

  4. Under Advanced Options, click Select Networks.

  5. Click Create Network to create a new isolated network.

  6. In the Create Network popup menu, enter a name for the network and click Create Network.

    Note: You cannot rename the network after it is created.

  7. Select the network for your server and click Select Network.

  8. (Optional) Clear the check box next to a network in the Networks table to remove it from the server.

    Warning: Before you remove ServiceNet or PublicNet from your Cloud Server, read Removing Networks from a Cloud Server for a complete description of the limitations that will be placed on your new server.

  9. Click Select Networks.

  10. Click Create Server.

Your new cloud server is created and attached to the new isolated network. When the server build is complete, you can scroll down to see the Networks table. The table displays each network the server is attached to with the corresponding IP address. Following is an example Networks table for a server that is attached to PublicNet (Internet), ServiceNet (the Rackspace data center network), and an isolated Cloud Network named My Private Network:

Cloud Networks List

More information about Cloud Networks

Attach an Isolated Network to an Existing Cloud Server

Removing Networks from a Cloud Server

CIDR Notation

Cloud Networks Developer Guide

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