CQ Cloud Manager July 2012 version released!

The July release of Adobe CQ Cloud Manager is now out! This version rolls out the following new features/enhancements:

  • Full support for Rackspace Cloud Hosting (backup, scale, and delete CQ clouds)
  • Scale Publish tiers with auto-replication
  • Support for 7 Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions and 4 instance types
  • You can now remove CQ clouds with backups
  • Some UI enhancements

Refer to the documentation for more information.

Viewing CQ server logs for a system hosted on Cloud Manager…

To understand how you can view logs for a CQ Cloud Manager authoring server, look no further than this useful forum topic.

For more top issues and FAQ related to Adobe CQ Cloud Manager, see this documentation article.

New CQ best practice articles now live!

We’ve just published the following three CQ best practice articles:

These articles are the first few in the CQ best practices series. In the days to come, we’ll post more best practices, tips, and tricks that you can apply to your work.

Stay tuned!

 

Cloud Manager: How are Pause and Stop operations different?

When you pause a cloud, the cloud provider doesn’t charge for CPU cycles anymore. However, you are still charged for the allocated storage (for example, Amazon EBS volumes). Paused clouds are displayed in the Clouds dashboard with a yellow status.

However, when you stop a cloud, no memory, EBS storage, or instances remain allocated to it anymore. However, online backups for the stopped cloud are still retained and can be restored. The cloud provider continues to charge for the saved online backups. Stopped clouds are displayed in the Clouds dashboard with a red status.

For more FAQ related to Cloud Manager, refer to this documentation topic or consult this forum.