This is an overview of multiple data center locations in the same Geographic region including what they are and what their influence is on deployment of resources such as Cloud Networks, Cloud Network Domains, VLANs, Cloud Servers, and Customer Images.
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Cloud handles data center locations through two different concepts:
- Data Center locations which are located within a given "Geographic Region" where the locations can be viewed and managed through the same Administrative UI and API. This concept is described in this document.
- Data Center locations which are located in separate "Geographic Regions" that are managed through a different URL for the UI and API. For more information on Geographic Regions, see Introduction to Geographic Regions
Accessing Data Center Locations in a Geographic Region
After logging in to the Admin UI , there is a Summary menu which provides access to all Data Center locations in that Geographic Region:
Choose a location to view and manage Cloud Networks and Cloud Servers in that data center.
To view detailed information about a Data Center Location and it's capabilities, see:
If a Data Center is in Maintenance, a subset of capabilities may be temporarily unavailable. For more details see:
Click on the Region dropdown menu to expose a list of other Geographic Regions available:
Understanding Data Center Locations in a Geographic Region
Each Data Center location hosts separate Cloud Network and Cloud Servers supported by different infrastructure in that location. You can choose to deploy assets to whichever location you prefer. For example, you may wish to locate some virtual servers at “Europe - Amsterdam to service a subset of your customers and others at “Europe - London” to service a different subset of your customers, closer to that location.
Customer Images created from your Cloud Servers exist within the context of the selected data center location and can only be used to deploy Cloud Servers within that location. If you need to copy an Image to another location in the same Geographic Region, see How to Copy a Client Image between Locations in the Same Geographic Region.
You can only view other locations within the same Geographic Region from the Clouds tab. To access locations in other Geographic Regions, see How to Manage Cloud Assets in Different Geographic Regions Using the Administrative UI. Customer Images can also be transferred between Geographic Regions - see How to Copy a Client Image between Different Geographic Regions.
MCP 1.0 and MCP 2.0 Locations
Some locations within a given Geographic Region may utilize different infrastructures with different capabilities. These are called MCP 1.0 and MCP 2.0. The behavior of U/APII functions and how IP addresses work is different between these location types. For more details, see Understanding MCP 1.0 vs. MCP 2.0 Data Center Locations