Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware Customer Handbook#
Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware (RPC-VMware) enables a VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) as a single-tenant private cloud that conveniently transitions or extends your on-premises VMware workloads into a hosted VMware environment. It is built on top of the standard VMware virtualization and software-defined technologies:
- VMware vSphere®
- The vRealize® Suite.
RPC-VMware is available not only in a Rackspace data center but also in the customers own or 3rd party data centers.
This handbook is your primary resource for information related to RPC-VMware, including chapters on how to get started, using RPC-VMware, and how to get help. It also includes additional resources that are external to the handbook.
RPC-VMware versus Server Virtualization#
|Feature||VMware Server Virtualization||Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by VMware|
|Managed support for VMware stack and underlying hardware||Yes||Yes|
|Managed Guest OS-layer support (For example, OS patching)||Yes||No|
|Hosted catalogs||No||Customer Provided OS, and Rackspace Provided OS with Host based licensing (Optional)|
|Access via API||None||vSphere® API, NSX API, vSAN API, vRealize Operations Manager API, and vRealize Automation API (Optional)|
|Access via GUI||MyRackspace® Web Portal||vSphere® Web Interface, vRealize Operations Web Portal, and vRealize Automation Web Portal (Optional)|
|Single-tenant vSphere hypervisors||Yes||Yes|
|Storage options||Local disk, DAS, SAN, Dedicated EMC SAN, and NetApp NAS||SAN, Dedicated EMC SAN, NetApp NAS, and VMware vSAN|
|Networking options||Brocade, F5, and Cisco||Brocade, F5, Cisco, and NSX Software-Defined Networking|
|Service level options||Managed and Intensive SLA||Intensive SLA|
|Compatible with VMware vRA||No||Yes|
|Capacity planning||Rackspace assistance provided||VMware vROps included|
|Automation tools||No||vRealize Automation (Optional), Chef / Ansible / Puppet Plugin Ecosystem|
|Availability in customer's or 3rd party data center||No||Yes|
If you want to learn more about the VMware Server Virtualization offering, see the VMware Server Virtualization Customer Handbook.