Introducing the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel

  • Last updated on: 2016-07-19
  • 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.

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
Stacks
Networking Load Balancers
Networks
Cloud DNS
CDN
Storage Block Storage Volumes
Snapshots
Files
CDN
Databases MySQL
MongoDB
Redis
Elasticsearch
Big Data
Backups Systems
Backups
Activity
Preferences
MySQL Backups

Organization

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 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 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 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 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: When you’re looking at the details of a specific resource, you’ll find the Actions menu in the upper-right corner of the page.

  • Edit pencils and options: You can also edit the existing setting for many resources by clicking the pencil icon or option text that appears next to the resource description.

  • Pop-up 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 to other control panels

You can reach the Cloud Sites Control Panel, 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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