Rackspace Hosting released their beta of Cloud Load Balancers today. Since it is an API-only offering for the time being, I thought it might be helpful to create a quick guide covering the deployment and management of Cloud Load Balancers for all the non-programmers out there.
Here is what you’ll need to get started:
- A Rackspace Cloud Account
- A Mac or Linux computer with curl installed
- The Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers API Developer Guide
Let’s jump right in. We are going to interact with the RESTful API via curl and XML.