Creating Isolated Cloud Networks thru API in Rackspace Cloud

Hey! So, today I was playing around with Cloud Networking API and thought I would document the basic process of creating a network. It’s simple enough and follows the precise same logic as many of my other tutorials on cloud files, load balancers and etc.

#!/bin/bash

USERNAME='mycloudusername'
APIKEY='mycloudapikey'
ACCOUNT_NUMBER=10010101
API_ENDPOINT="https://lon.networks.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/"

TOKEN=`curl https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/tokens -X POST -d '{ "auth":{"RAX-KSKEY:apiKeyCredentials": { "username":"'$USERNAME'", "apiKey": "'$APIKEY'" }} }' -H "Content-type: application/json" |  python -mjson.tool | grep -A5 token | grep id | cut -d '"' -f4`

curl -s -v  \
-H "X-Auth-Token: $TOKEN"  \
-H "X-Project-Id: $ACCOUNT_NUMBER" \
-H "Accept: application/json"  \
-X POST -d @create-network.json "$API_ENDPOINT/networks" | python -mjson.tool

For the above code to create a new network you need to create the create-network.json markup file, it needs to look like and be in this format:

{
    "network":
    {
        "name": "Isolatednet",
        "shared": false,
        "tenant_id": "10010101"
    }
}

It’s important to note you need to define the tenant_id, thats your account number that appears in the URL when you login to mycloud control panel.

Output looks like

* Connection #0 to host lon.networks.api.rackspacecloud.com left intact
{
    "network": {
        "admin_state_up": true,
        "id": "ae36972f-5cba-4327-8bff-15d8b05dc3ee",
        "name": "Isolatednet",
        "shared": false,
        "status": "ACTIVE",
        "subnets": [],
        "tenant_id": "10045567"
    }
}

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