This tutorial will guide you through on launching your first self-managed Cloud Instance via Portal.
- Register and login to your Customer Portal account.
- Top-up credit to launch Cloud Instance.
Step 1: Navigate to Launch Instance tab under the drop-down list.
Step 2: (Optional) Change a region where you want your Instance to be launched to.
IMPORTANT: Please take note that the region of your Instance cannot be changed later.
A = Select the region where you want to launch your instance.
B = Click Launch Instance
Step 3: For your first time creating an instance, select Create Instance from Image.
Step 4: Select a Flavor for your Instance.
Note: We offer a variety of Instance types (eg: General Optimized, RAM Optimized, CPU Optimized). You may select the flavor based on your use-case. Flavor can be upgraded in the future when scaling is required.
Step 5: Select an Image for your Instance.
Note: Windows images incur additional charge for licensing.
Step 6: Specify the type and size of your Volume.
IMPORTANT: Please plan ahead for the size of your volume. You can extend your boot disk later on, but there is no direct method of doing this. If you really do require a resize, please contact our Support.
Step 7: Name your Instance and click Continue.
Step 8: Generate a new key-pair for your Instance.
Note: You can also import and use your existing public key.
Step 9: Enter a name for your key-pair.
Note: This key-pair will be used to access your Instance.
Step 10: Download your private key (.pem).
Note: The private key is unique and non-retrievable nor re-settable, thus in any case this key goes missing, you might lose access to your Instance.
Step 11: Refresh and select your key-pair.
Step 12: (Optional) Apply Predefined Security Group Rules
Step 13: (Optional) Create new security group (firewall) rules.
Enter a name for the new Security Group.
Select your Security Group. You can also View Rules of your Security Group.
Note: The default security group allows all egress traffic and block all ingress traffic.
Step 14: Verify the cost for your Instance before you create.
Note: Make sure you have sufficient credit in your account before launching an Instance.
Step 15: Please wait while your Instance is being created. You may refresh this section to view the preparation status.
Your Instance will be in Active status if the launch is successful.
Note: You might want to take note of the IP addresses that have been assigned to your Instance.
- Access your Linux Instance through SSH.
- Retrieve the Windows administrator password and access your Windows Instance using Remote Desktop Connection.
- Modify the security group for common services.