Service access endpoints#
The Cloud Servers API is a regionalized service. The user of the service is therefore responsible for selecting the appropriate regional endpoint to ensure access to servers, networks, or other Cloud services.
To help you decide which regionalized endpoint to use, read about special considerations for choosing a data center.
If you are working with cloud servers that are in one of the Rackspace data
centers, using the
ServiceNet endpoint in the same data center has no
network costs and provides a faster connection.
ServiceNet is the data
center internet network. In your authentication response service catalog, it is
If you are working with servers that are not in one of the Rackspace data
centers, you must use a public endpoint to connect. In your authentication
response, public endpoints are listed as
publicURL. If you are working with
servers in multiple data centers or have a mixed environment where you have
servers in your data centers and in Rackspace data centers, use a public
endpoint because it is accessible from all the servers in the different
If you do not know your account ID or which data center you are working in, you can find that information in your Cloud Control Panel.
The following table lists the Cloud Servers endpoints that are available for each region.
|Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)||
|Northern Virginia (IAD)||
|Hong Kong (HKG)||
$TENANT_ID with your actual account number that is returned as
part of the authentication response. The account number is located after the
final slash (/) in the
You should copy the base URLs directly from the catalog rather than trying
to construct them manually. You can find the complete URI to access the
Cloud Servers API that includes your account number in the service catalog
returned in the authentication response. Search
the catalog for the service name,
cloudServersOpenStack. Then copy the
URI from the publicURL field included in the service information.
Rackspace Identity returns a service catalog, which includes regional endpoints with your account ID. Your account ID, also known as project ID or tenant ID, refers to your Rackspace account number.