Introducing the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel

  • Last updated on: 2016-05-10
  • 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 control panel that will make your daily administration tasks seem effortless.

Control panel navigation

With a few clicks, you’ll be in the product workspace where you can begin managing your cloud resources.

Product area headings (Servers, Networking, Storage, Databases, Orchestration, and Backups) run across the top of the screen. To access individual products, click the 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
Networking Load Balancers
Networks
Cloud DNS
CDN
Storage Block Storage Volumes
Snapshots
Files
CDN
Databases MySQL
MongoDB
Redis
Elasticsearch
Big Data
Orchestration Stack Templates
Stacks
Backups Systems
Backups
Activity
Preferences
MySQL Backups

Organization

Several features help you organize, find, and efficiently manage your resources no matter the size or shape of your cloud inventory.

  • Tags - Customized labels that can be added to any of the resources that make up 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 control panel. When you create and tag resources, the list is automatically populated. When you select a check box next to a filter, the list of resources shows only the matching ones.

  • Search - A convenient and fast search field in the upper-right corner of each asset listing gives you another method for locating any asset. Simply enter part of the asset name, tag, or IP address in the search field.

Administrative actions

The 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.

  • Actions gear - The gear icon to the left of a resource name which provides a drop-down menu with all available actions for that resources. The actions gear is always part of every list, whether it is a list of servers, files, or load balancers.

  • Actions menu - If you’re looking at the details of a specific resource, you’ll find the Actions drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the screen.

  • Edit pencils and options - You can also edit an existing setting for a resource by clicking the edit pencil or option that appears next to the resource description.

  • Popup boxes - When you perform an administrative action on a resource, a popup dialog box enables you to modify the settings or perform an action without taking you to another page.

Access the Cloud Sites Control Panel

You can reach the Cloud Sites Control Panel by selecting the option from the Rackspace Cloud drop-down menu at the top left of the Cloud Control Panel.

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