Instance launchΒΆ

To launch an instance, navigate to Instances section and click New instance. In the opening dialog box, select one of the prepared instance templates and click Next.

At the next step, specify key instance parameters:

Parameter Description
Description Instance name
Number of instances Number of instances of this type to create (1 by default)
Instance type Instance computing resources selection
Virtualization type kvm-virtio|kvm-legacy
SSH key If public SSH keys are added to the project, you can select one of them
Subnet Subnet in which the instance will be located
Private address Instance private address
Placement group The distribution of instances on different compute nodes helps to minimize the number of affected instances in the event of failure of one of physical compute nodes
Availability Zone Selection of Avaiability Zone in which instance will be allocated
Security groups Ability to assign to the instance security groups created in VPC (up to 5 groups). If you do not specify security group while starting the instance, then the default security group will be assigned to the instance
Switches Ability to attach virtual switches to the instance (only L2 connectivity is provided)
Assign an external address Associate public IP address to obtain access from the Internet after the instance launch. Public IP address should be allocated in advance in Addresses section
Delete upon shutdown Specifies whether the instance should automatically be terminated after the shutdown
User data Data describing operations that are automatically executed on instance creating

After all necessary parameters are set, click Next button.

A dialog window opens in which you can change or attach to the instance different types of additional devices: cdrom, disk, floppy.

After all necessary parameters are set, click Launch new instance button. Instance start may take some time. Upon instance launch process completion, the instance status will change to running. Each instance gets a unique ID in i-xxxxxx form. Anytime you can change some instance parameters, attach or detach volumes, reboot or stop the instance, change public address, etc.