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How To Launch Cloud Instance From Volume
Users can launch instances by creating a new volume from image or snapshot.
- Register and log in to your Customer Portal account.
- Top-up credit to launch Cloud Instance.
Step 1: Once logged in, click on Cloud Platform and dropdown to Instances.
Step 2: Before launching an instance, click on the Volumes tab to ensure existing volume is available. You may also create a new volume by clicking on Create Volume From Image or Create Volume From Snapshot (depending on your use-case).
Note: Volume created from snapshot needs to be from a bootable snapshot, in order to ensure the Instance can be launched.
Step 3: After the volume is ready and in available status, proceed to click Launch Instance.
Step 4: To create instance from existing volume, select Create Instance from Volume/Snapshot.
Step 5: 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. You may refer to this guide to upgrade the plan : How To Resize Cloud Instance.
Step 6: Select Source Volume or Snapshot
The volume you’ve chosen/created will appear in the dropdown selection. Proceed to select volume.
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. If you do not have any public keys yet, click on Generate to create one.
Step 9: Enter a name for your key-pair. Once done, continue to click Generate.
Note: This key-pair will be used to access your Instance.
Step 10: Download your private key (.pem) for safekeeping.
Note: The private key is unique and non-retrievable nor re-settable, thus, in any case, this key goes missing, you will lose access to your Instance.
Step 11: Continue to select your new key-pair.
Step 12 : (Optional) Apply Predefined Security Group Rules
Step 13 : (Optional) Create a new security group (firewall) rules by clicking Here.
Next, enter a name for the new Security Group. Continue by clicking Create.
Then, select your Security Group. You can also view the Rules of your Security Group.
Note: The default security group allows all egress traffic and block all ingress traffic.
Step 14: Verify the cost of your Instance before you click on Create.
Note: Make sure you have sufficient credit in your account before launching an Instance.
Step 15: Click on View Instances to view your newly launched instance.
Step 16: 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 once the launch is successful.
Note: You might want to take note of the IP addresses that have been assigned to your Instance.