Introducing the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel

  • Last updated on: 2018-10-25
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

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:

Category Products
Servers Cloud Servers
Saved Images
Auto Scale
SSH Keys
Message Queueing
Rackspace Intelligence
Orchestration Stack Templates
Networking Load Balancers
Cloud DNS
Storage Block Storage Volumes
Databases MySQL
Big Data
Backups Systems
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 balancers.

  • 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.

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