This topic describes the release notes for Elastic Compute Service (ECS) features and provides links to the relevant references.

August 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Community image Community images are publicly available. Custom images can be published as community images for others to obtain and use. 2021-08-11 Some Overview
Image Alibaba Cloud Linux 3 supports Kernel Live Patching, which can update the kernel of Alibaba Cloud Linux 3 with new patches without the need to restart instances. 2021-08-10 All Overview
Economical mode The feature name is changed from No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected) to economical mode. 2021-08-09 All No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected)

July 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Deployment set The maximum number of ECS instances that can be created in a deployment set is increased from 7 to 20. 2021-07-29 All Overview
Resource assurance Tags can be added to open private pools for fine-grained use. 2021-07-19 All Overview of Resource Assurance
Instance family The gn7i GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2021-07-01 All Instance families

June 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Image Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 supports Kernel Live Patching, which can update the kernel of Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 with new patches without the need to restart instances. 2021-06-30 All Overview of Kernel Live Patching
Automatic reactivation After the overdue payment of an instance is settled, the instance can be automatically reactivated. If the instance cannot be automatically reactivated, manually reactivate it in a timely manner. 2021-06-22 All Start an instance
Instance family The ebmgn7i GPU-accelerated compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2021-06-08 All Instance families

May 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The ebmc6me compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2021-05-28 Some Instance families
Instance family The g7a general-purpose instance family, c7a compute-optimized instance family, and r7a memory-optimized instance family are released. 2021-05-28 Some Instance families

April 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The g7 general-purpose instance family, c7 compute-optimized instance family, and r7 memory-optimized instance family are released. 2021-04-19 Some Instance families
Image Alibaba Cloud Linux 3 public images are released. 2021-04-16 All Overview
Reserved instance Reserved instances can be applied to instances of more instance families. 2021-04-15 All Overview
Instance hibernation The instance hibernation feature is released. When hibernated instances are waked, they automatically restore their applications to the states that the applications were in before hibernation. 2021-04-06 Some Hibernate an instance
Snapshot The instance snapshot feature is released. Snapshots can be simultaneously created for multiple disks on an instance by creating a snapshot for the instance. This ensures a consistent write order of data. 2021-04-06 Some Create snapshots for multiple disks together by creating an instance snapshot
Snapshot The application-consistent snapshot feature is released. Application-consistent snapshots can be used to roll back applications to ensure that the applications start in a consistent state. 2021-04-06 Some Enable the application-consistent snapshot feature

March 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The g7t security-enhanced general-purpose instance family, c7t security-enhanced compute-optimized instance family, and r7t security-enhanced memory-optimized instance family are released. 2021-03-31 Some
Instance family The ebmhfg7 general-purpose ECS Bare Metal Instance family with high clock speeds, ebmhfc7 compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family with high clock speeds, and ebmhfr7 memory-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family with high clock speeds are released. 2021-03-03 Some Instance families

February 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The i3g instance family with local SSDs is released. 2021-02-26 All Instance families
Instance family The g7ne network-enhanced general-purpose instance family is released. 2021-02-09 Some Instance families

January 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Network The maximum transmission unit (MTU) values of network interface controllers (NICs) can be specified, and the Jumbo Frame feature can be enabled for instances of some instance types. 2021-01-29 Some Set the MTU size of an NIC
Instance family The gn7 GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2021-01-12 Some Instance families
Image Builder Image Builder is an all-in-one image customization service provided by Elastic Compute Service (ECS). Image Builder allows you to customize images of Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances across different regions and Alibaba Cloud accounts. 2021-01-11 All Overview

December 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource Assurance Resource Assurance is a comprehensive service that guarantees resources to meet your business needs. It can be used to quantify the amount of available resources, reserve resources, and plan private pools. 2020-12-14 Some Overview of Resource Assurance
faasutil faasutil is released. faasutil is a next-generation command line tool provided by Alibaba Cloud FPGA as a Service (FaaS). This tool can make FPGA-accelerated instances easier to use, and more stable, secure, and scalable. 2020-12-08 Some
Snapshot The instant access feature is available for public preview in the China (Hohhot) region. 2020-12-03 Some Enable or disable the instant access feature

November 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The re6p persistent memory-optimized instance family is released. 2020-11-04 Some Instance families
Instance family The i3 instance family with local SSDs is released. 2020-11-03 Some Instance families

October 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The g6se storage-enhanced instance family is released. 2020-10-23 Some Instance families

September 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Preemptible instance A preemptible instance can be configured to have no protection period when it is created by calling an API operation. 2020-09-25 All
Savings plan Savings plans are provided as discount plans that can be applied to offset the bills of pay-as-you-go instances, excluding preemptible instances. 2020-09-18 All
Instance family The g6t security-enhanced general-purpose instance family and c6t security-enhanced compute-optimized instance family are released. 2020-09-08 Some
Instance family The g6a general-purpose instance family, c6a compute-optimized instance family, and r6a memory-optimized instance family are released. 2020-09-07 Some Instance families
Instance family The ebmg6a general-purpose ECS Bare Metal Instance family, ebmc6a compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family, and ebmr6a memory-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family are released. 2020-09-07 Some Instance families

August 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Tag Tags can be added to more resources, including reserved instances. 2020-08-18 All Overview
Snapshot Snapshots can be replicated across regions to improve service reliability and availability. 2020-08-14 Some Copy a snapshot

June 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The d2c compute-intensive big data instance family is released. 2020-06-23 Some Instance families
Instance family The scchfc6 compute-optimized Super Computing Cluster (SCC) instance family with high clock speeds, scchfg6 general-purpose SCC instance family with high clock speeds, and scchfr6 memory-optimized SCC instance family with high clock speeds are released. 2020-06-23 All Instance families
Instance family The ebmc6e compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family with enhanced performance, ebmg6e general-purpose ECS Bare Metal Instance family with enhanced performance, and ebmr6e memory-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family with enhanced performance are released. 2020-06-23 All Instance families
Storage capacity unit (SCU) SCUs can be used to offset the pay-as-you-go bills of different storage resources, such as disks, Object Storage Service (OSS) buckets, Apsara File Storage NAS file systems, and snapshots. 2020-06-23 All
Elastic Block Storage (EBS) The sequence numbers of disks attached to ECS instances can be queried. 2020-06-16 All Query the serial number of a disk
Network Virtual private clouds (VPCs) of ECS instances can be changed in the ECS console. This feature is in invitational preview. 2020-06-10 Some Change the VPC of an ECS instance
Enhanced SSD (ESSD) ESSDs of the PL0 performance level are in public preview in the China (Hangzhou) and China (Beijing) regions. 2020-06-10 Some
Local disk-related system event Events about local disk damages can be queried, and damaged local disks can be isolated in the ECS console. 2020-06-09 All Isolate damaged local disks in the ECS console
Instance family The hfg7 general-purpose instance family with high clock speeds, hfc7 compute-optimized instance family with high clock speeds, and hfr7 memory-optimized instance family with high clock speeds are released. 2020-06-09 Some Instance families
Instance family The g6e general-purpose instance family with enhanced performance, c6e compute-optimized instance family with enhanced performance, and r6e memory-optimized instance family with enhanced performance are released. 2020-06-09 All Instance families
Instance family The ebmre6p non-volatile memory-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family with enhanced performance is released. 2020-06-09 Some Instance families

May 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Image Technical support for the CoreOS Container Linux public images is discontinued. CoreOS Container Linux has reached its end of life, and no more security patches are provided. For security concerns, we recommend that you no longer use CoreOS Container Linux images. Alibaba Cloud will soon release Fedora CoreOS public images as a replacement. 2020-05-26 All Release notes
Reserved instance The normalization factor of instance types can be queried to help understand the computing power requirements in the splitting and merging of reserved instances and the size flexibility of regional reserved instances. 2020-05-14 All

April 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The ebmre6-6t memory-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family with enhanced performance is released. 2020-04-28 All Instance families
Instance family The re6 memory-optimized instance family with enhanced performance is released. 2020-04-20 Some Instance families

March 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The i2ne and i2gne instance families with local SSDs are released. 2020-03-11 All Instance families

January 2020

Feature Description Release date Region References
Tag A wide range of tag features are provided. Tags can be used to control permissions of Resource Access Management (RAM) users. Tags can be added and modified by using Operation Orchestration Service (OOS). 2020-01-03 All
Instance family The d2s storage-intensive big data instance family is released. 2020-01-17 Some Instance families
Instance family The vgn6i lightweight GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2020-01-16 Some Instance families
Instance family The s6 shared standard instance family is released. 2020-01-16 Some Instance families
Image Technical support for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 public images is discontinued. We recommend that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012 or later at your earliest convenience. 2020-01-14 All Overview

December 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
SCU 40 GiB, 100 GiB, and 500 GiB are added as capacity options for SCUs. 2019-12-05 Some Overview

November 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Tag The tag editor feature is released. Up to 5,000 resource data entries across services and regions can be queried. The tags of resources can be edited, and the resource information can be exported. 2019-11-28 All Use the tag editor to manage resource tags
Snapshot The quota for automatic snapshots is increased to 1,000. 2019-11-15 All Snapshot overview
Instance family The gn6e GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2019-11-14 Some Instance families
Instance family The ebmgn6e GPU-accelerated compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2019-11-14 Some Instance families

October 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The hfc6, hfg6, and hfr6 instance families with high clock speeds are released. 2019-10-15 Some Instance families
Instance family The ebmhfc6, ebmhfg6, and ebmhfr6 ECS Bare Metal Instance families are released. 2019-10-10 All Instance families

September 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Disk resizing
  • Standard SSDs and ultra disks can be resized to up to 32 TiB.
  • ESSDs can be resized online.
2019-09-26 All
Instance family The ebmc6, ebmg6, and ebmr6 ECS Bare Metal Instance families are released. 2019-09-24 All Instance families
Instance family The t6 burstable instance family is released. 2019-09-12 Some Instance families
Security group The maximum number of security group rules that a security group can contain is increased to 200. 2019-09-03 All Limits
Snapshot The individual quotas for manual snapshots and automatic snapshots are increased to 256. 2019-09-02 All Snapshot overview

August 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The ebmgn6v GPU-accelerated compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2019-08-26 Some Instance families
Instance family The ebmgn6i GPU-accelerated compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2019-08-26 Some Instance families
Image The image export feature is available in all Alibaba Cloud regions. 2019-08-21 All Export a custom image
Snapshot The snapshot service is available for commercial use. All existing and new snapshots are billed on a pay-as-you-go basis. 2019-08-21 All Snapshots

July 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The g6 general-purpose instance family is released. 2019-07-30 Some Instance families
Instance family The c6 compute-optimized instance family is released. 2019-07-30 Some Instance families
Instance family The r6 memory-optimized instance family is released. 2019-07-30 Some Instance families
Instance family The ebmc5s network-enhanced compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2019-07-30 Some Instance families
Instance family The ebmg5s network-enhanced general-purpose ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2019-07-30 Some Instance families
Instance family The ebmr5s network-enhanced memory-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2019-07-30 Some Instance families

June 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Auto Provisioning Auto Provisioning uses auto provisioning groups to schedule and maintain computing resources. This makes it easy to deploy clusters of instances across different billing methods, instance types, and zones. 2019-06-28 All Auto Provisioning overview
ESSD The ESSD service is available for commercial use after the public preview is complete. Three performance levels of ESSDs are released. 2019-06-28 Some. For more information about the supported regions, see Elastic Block Storage FAQ. ESSDs
vgn5i, lightweight GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family GRID drivers are provided for vgn5i instances. 2019-06-19 All

May 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
EBS Subscription disks can be created by calling API operations. 2019-05-15 All CreateDisk

April 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Elastic network interface (ENI) A single ENI can be assigned multiple private IP addresses. 2019-04-28 All Assign secondary private IP addresses
EBS Data disks of an ECS instance can be resized by extending their capacities online to meet storage requirements without restarting the instance. 2019-04-24 All Resize disks online for Linux instances
EBS System disks can be resized. 2019-04-24 All Resize disks offline for Linux instances
Snapshot Snapshots can be created for expired disks. 2019-04-20 All

March 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Public image Aliyun Linux 2 public images are released. 2019-03-27 All Overview
Instance family The gn6i GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2019-03-21 All Instance families
Instance family The sccgn6 GPU-accelerated compute-optimized SCC instance family is released. 2019-03-20 All Instance families
Instance family The vgn5i lightweight GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2019-03-19 All Instance families
Reserved instance The reserved instance feature is in invitational preview. 2019-03-18 All Overview
Cloud Assistant Cloud Assistant is available for ECS instances in the classic network. 2019-03-01 All Install the Cloud Assistant client

January 2019

Feature Description Release date Region References
Event notification Status change events and alert events for recycling of preemptible instances are supported. 2019-01-29 All Overview

December 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
Cloud Assistant Cloud Assistant is available in the UK (London) region. 2018-12-31 All Overview
Preemptible instance Preemptible instances are billed by second. 2018-12-17 All Preemptible instances
Instance The release protection feature is supported. 2018-12-14 All Enable or disable release protection for ECS instances
ENI The DescribeNetworkInterfaces operation can be called to query the public IP address associated with an ENI. 2018-12-04 All DescribeNetworkInterfaces

November 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
Custom image Packer can be used to create custom images. 2018-11-30 All Create a custom image by using Packer
Instance family The re4e memory-optimized instance family with enhanced performance is released. 2018-11-30 All Instance families
EBS Subscription disks can be separately created and attached to subscription instances. 2018-11-29 All Create a subscription disk
Deployment set The deployment set feature is released. 2018-11-16 All Overview

October 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The f3 FPGA-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2018-10-31 All Instance families
API best practices API best practices are released in the ECS console. 2018-10-19 All Create an instance by using the wizard

September 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
t5, burstable instance family The unlimited mode is available for the t5 burstable instance family. 2018-09-30 All Unlimited mode
Instance metadata Information of O&M system events is included in instance metadata. 2018-09-14 All Overview of ECS instance metadata
Instance health status The health status of each ECS instance is displayed on the instance details page. 2018-09-14 All View the health status of an instance
Instance family The gn6v new-generation GPU-accelerated instance family (V100 model) is released. 2018-09-12 All Instance families
Instance purchase Multiple instances can be renewed at a time, and historical instances can be purchased. 2018-09-07 All Manually renew an instance
System event API operations used to create or cancel simulated events are released. 2018-09-03 All
Billing method Subscription instances can be changed into pay-as-you-go instances. 2018-09-01 All Change the billing method of an instance from subscription to pay-as-you-go

August 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
Local disk The O&M of instances to which local disks are attached is optimized. 2018-08-31 All Local disks
Cloud Assistant Cloud Assistant is supported in the ECS console. 2018-08-17 All Overview
Instance family SCC instance families are released. 2018-08-16 All Instance families

July 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
Custom image Images in the qcow2 format can be imported. 2018-07-30 All
Security group Security group rules can be modified. 2018-07-25 All Modify security group rules
Tag Tags can be added to resources when the resources are created. 2018-07-20 All Create or add a tag
Instance family The ebmc4 compute-optimized ECS Bare Metal Instance family is released. 2018-07-18 All Instance families
Snapshot The estimated remaining time required to create snapshots is displayed. 2018-07-17 All Create a snapshot for a disk
Account and user privileges Quota management is supported. 2018-07-15 All View quotas (old version)
ESSD The ESSD service is in public preview in Beijing Zone G. 2018-07-14 Beijing Zone G Cloud disks
Instance troubleshooting System logs and screenshots can be viewed. 2018-07-13 All System logs and screenshots
Security group A ticket can be submitted to modify the maximum numbers of instances and security group rules that can be added to a security group. 2018-07-10 All Limits
Instance family The ic5 compute-intensive instance family is released. 2018-07-09 All Instance families

June 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
Public image Operating systems including Red Hat can be selected from public images to create ECS instances. 2018-06-29 All Create an instance by using the wizard
Instance configuration upgrade The configurations of pay-as-you-go instances can be upgraded or downgraded across instance families. 2018-06-15 All Instance families that support instance type changes
Billing method Subscription instances can be renewed on a weekly basis. 2018-06-12 All Manually renew an instance
Security group Security groups in the classic network can be cloned to a VPC. 2018-06-06 All Clone a security group
Active O&M Phase 2 of active O&M is brought online. 2018-06-01 All Overview

May 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
Custom image The image compliance tool is released. 2018-05-28 All Use the image compliance tool
System event ECS system events are updated to CloudMonitor and can be queried. 2018-05-25 All Overview
Launch template The launch template feature is released. 2018-05-11 All Create a launch template

April 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
Billing method Pay-as-you-go instances can be changed into subscription instances. 2018-04-23 All Change the billing method of an instance from pay-as-you-go to subscription
Instance configuration downgrade Configurations of expired subscription instances can be downgraded when the instances are being renewed. 2018-04-13 All Downgrade the configurations of an instance during renewal

March 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
GPU-accelerated instance NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) GPU-accelerated containers are supported. 2018-03-28 All Deploy an NGC environment on gn5 instances
System event The system event feature is released. 2018-03-26 All Overview
ECS Bare Metal Instance ECS Bare Metal Instance is released. 2018-03-14 All Overview
Instance identity The ECS instance identity feature is released. 2018-03-01 All Use instance identities

February 2018

Feature Description Release date Region References
ECS API The API operation used to check whether the configurations of ECS instances can be upgraded or downgraded is released. 2018-02-10 All DescribeResourcesModification
Subscription instance The number of days during which an instance stays expired before it is released is extended from 7 to 15. 2018-02-07 All Subscription
ECS API API operations used to create and query resources are released. 2018-02-02 All DescribeAvailableResource

December 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected) The No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected) feature is supported for pay-as-you-go instances. 2017-12-14 All No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected)
ENI The ENI feature is released. 2017-12-08 All ENI overview
FPGA-accelerated instance family The f1 FPGA-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2017-12-02 All Instance families
ECS API The API operation used to create multiple instances at a time is released. 2017-12-01 All RunInstances
Instance troubleshooting The real-time diagnostics feature is supported in the ECS console. 2017-12-01 All Automatic diagnosis system

November 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Cloud Migration tool The Cloud Migration tool is released. 2017-11-27 All What is SMC?
Security group rule Security group rules can be imported and exported. 2017-11-23 All Manage security group rules
Subscription instance The auto-renewal feature can be disabled for subscription instances. 2017-11-23 All ModifyInstanceAutoRenewAttribute
Billing method API operations used to create and renew weekly subscription instances are released. 2017-11-03 All CreateInstance
Instance RAM role RAM roles can be assigned to ECS instances. 2017-11-01 All Overview

October 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Elastic IP Address (EIP) The public IP addresses of instances in VPCs can be converted into EIPs. 2017-10-31 All Convert the static public IP address of an instance in a VPC to an EIP
Preemptible instance The preemptible instance feature is released. 2017-10-18 All Overview
t5, burstable instance family The t5 burstable instance family is released. 2017-10-09 All Overview

September 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Billing method Bills of pay-as-you-go instances and disks are accurate to the second and generated by hour. 2017-09-29 All Pay-as-you-go
gn5i instance family The gn5i GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. It is applicable to deep learning and online inference scenarios. 2017-09-23 All Instance families
Disk encryption Disks can be encrypted. 2017-09-05 All Encryption overview

August 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Security group rule Security group rules can be configured based on 5-tuples. 2017-08-31 All Security group quintuple rules
ClassicLink ClassicLink allows instances in the classic network to be connected to instances in VPCs. 2017-08-25 All Network types
Instance family The new-generation instances with high clock speeds and local SSD-based instances that are powered by Skylake processors and support 25 Gigabit Ethernet are released. 2017-08-22 All Instance families
ECS API The API operation used to change the bandwidth configurations of instances is released. 2017-08-17 All ModifyInstanceNetworkSpec
Custom image Custom images can be imported. 2017-08-10 All Import custom images

July 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Image Technical support for the Windows Server 2003 public images is discontinued. We recommend that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012 or later at your earliest convenience. 2017-07-20 All Overview
Security group Instances in a security group can be isolated from each other based on security group rules. 2017-07-07 All Network isolation within a basic security group

June 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Classic network The classic network option is unavailable for users who create ECS instances at or after 12:00:00 on June 16, 2017 (UTC+8) for the first time. We recommend that you use VPC. 2017-06-16 All What is a VPC?

May 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance RAM role The API operation used to manage instance RAM roles is released. 2017-05-26 All Use an instance RAM role by calling API operations
Instance family The network-optimized instance family is released. 2017-05-23 All Instance families
Instance family The d1 storage-intensive instance family is released. 2017-05-12 All Instance families
Security group The default security group rule is modified to expose only Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) ports, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port 22, and TCP port 3389. 2017-05-11 All Overview
Security group Security groups can be backed up, overwritten, and restored. 2017-05-10 All Restore security group rules

April 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
SSH key pair The SSH key pair feature is released. 2017-04-25 All Overview

February 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Custom image cloud-init is available for some custom images. 2017-02-24 All Install cloud-init
Instance family The i1 I/O optimized instance family with local SSDs is released. 2017-02-17 All Instance families
Snapshot System disk snapshots can be used to create data disks. 2017-02-15 All Create a disk from a snapshot
Instance family The gn4 GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance family is released. 2017-02-14 All Instance families

January 2017

Feature Description Release date Region References
Instance family The ga1 visualization and compute-optimized GPU-accelerated instance family is released. 2017-01-24 All Instance families
Instance family The se1 dedicated instance family is released. 2017-01-21 All Instance families

2016

Feature Description Release date Region References
Snapshot Snapshot 2.0 is released. 2016-03-15 All Snapshot overview
Disk resizing System disks can be resized. 2016-01-15 All Resize disks offline for Linux instances

2015

Feature Description Release date Region References
Custom image Custom images can be imported. 2015-12-15 All Instructions for importing images
Security group Security groups are supported in the ECS console. 2015-11-02 All Create a security group
Alibaba Cloud Marketplace image Alibaba Cloud Marketplace images are available for commercial use. 2015-09-02 All Alibaba Cloud Marketplace images
Tag The tag feature is released. 2015-08-20 All Overview
System disk The operating systems of pay-as-you-go instances can be changed. 2015-08-13 All Replace the operating system of an instance by using a public image
Custom image Custom images can be shared. 2015-05-15 All Shared images
Disk resizing Disks can be resized offline. 2015-04-20 All Overview
Custom image The image replication feature is released. 2015-01-26 All Copy custom images

2014

Feature Description Release date Region References
EBS The independent disk feature is released. 2014-08-22 All Block Storage overview