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Alibaba Cloud Series: Creating Virtual Instance in ECS

More Posted time:Mar 1, 2018 3:04 AM
Alibaba Elastic Computing service
Creating Virtual Instance in Alibaba ECS
ECS Concepts:
Instance: An ECS Instance is a virtual computing
environment, including CPU, memory, and other fundamental computing components.

Region and Zone: The geographical area region refer to the
city where Alibaba cloud provides the cloud computing services. Zone refer to,
within a Region, the physical data center.
Disk: Used to store system and user data. Can be scaled up
at any time.
Disk Image: Disk Image is the template of a runtime
environment for ECS instance, including OS, pre-installed software and related
VPC: VPC is a virtual network in your own logically isolated
area within the Alibaba cloud. It provides VLAN-level isolation and blocks
outer network communications.
Security Group: Security group achieves isolations between
different security domains inside VPC. This fits the internal network
management needs of applications in government or enterprises.
Provision Virtual instance.
It’s a 3-step process:
1.       1. Register an Alibaba Cloud Account
2.       2. Configuration ECS according to the requirements
3.       3. Submit & Instance available
1.      1. Register an Alibaba Cloud Account
Login to to register an
You can choose either credit card or paypal
as a method during registration.
Once registered click on console and browse
through Base Services | Elastic Compute Services

Click Instances and select Region and Zone. Select
the same Region and zone for resources that will assigned to this instance.

Click on ‘Create Instance’

Select the billing method and Region with Zone

Select the instance type with family, instance type ,
CPU and number of instance (in this case I have selected 1)

Select OS Image that need to be configured for the
selected instance.
Select the Disk type for system disk. We can add additional
Data disk if required. ECS provides an ability to add up to 16 data disks to a
single instance.

Add data disk by clicking ‘Add disk’

 Click ‘Next Networking’ to start with network configuration
required for selected instance

Select the Network and Network Billing method.
Select Security Group and elastic Network Interface

Click ‘Next: System Configuration’

Set the required Login password and other details like
Server Name, Host name.

Click ‘Next:Grouping’

Enter Tag values

Click ‘Next:Preview’

Select ‘Term of Services’ and review the configuration
selected for the instance.

If there are no changes in the configuration selected in
previous steps, click ‘Create Instance’


Message will flash ‘Activated’. Click Console to check the
current progress for the instance creation. It takes 3-4 minutes to create
instance and available for use.

Check and verify the instance status. Instance in up and running.

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