Using managed services#
The Guest OS Services (GOSS) is an add-on component for Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware (RPC-VMware) that allows you to request Rackspace managed OS services for VMs. After the initial registration of your RPC-VMware environment into the Rackspace automation systems, GOSS enables you to request Rackspace managed OS administration, monitoring, patching, licensing, and installation of antivirus agents. These are the same OS services that are provided with Rackspace Dedicated Servers and Rackspace Server Virtualization.
The Guest OS Services add-on component is not available as a stand-alone product. It is an automation integration system that enables Rackspace to provide OS services for Virtual Machines (VMs) that you deploy in, or migrate to your RPC-VMware environment.