If your cloud desktop needs to access the Internet, you can enable Internet access for your workspace. If Internet access is enabled for a workspace, all cloud desktops in this workspace can access the Internet. This topic describes how to enable and disable Internet access and how to modify the peak bandwidth value.

Background information

After Internet access is enabled, you are charged for the public bandwidth that you use. For more information, see Billing of public bandwidth.

Note This topic is applicable to the latest version of workspaces whose IDs are in the format of <Region ID> + dir + <10 digits>. If your workspace is upgraded from a directory of an earlier version and the workspace ID is in the format of <Region ID> + dir + <17-character string consisting of letters and digits>, you can enable Internet access for your cloud desktop by configuring an elastic IP address (EIP) or a network address translation (NAT) gateway. For more information, see Configure an EIP and Configure a NAT gateway.

Enable Internet access

  1. Log on to the EDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Network > Internet Access.
  4. On the Internet Access page, click Open Internet Access.
  5. In the Open Internet Access panel, perform the following operations:
    1. Select a workspace.
      If Internet access is enabled for a workspace, all cloud desktops in this workspace can access the Internet.
      Note You can enable Internet access for each workspace only once. You can purchase only one Internet access package for each workspace. You cannot enable Internet access for a workspace that already has Internet access enabled.
    2. Select a billing type.
      Valid values:
      • Charge by usage: You are charged for the public bandwidth based on the inbound traffic. You can pay for the resources after you use them.
      • Billing by fixed bandwidth: You are charged for the public bandwidth based on the specified peak bandwidth value and the usage duration. You must pay for the resources before you use them.
    3. If you set Billing Type to Billing by fixed bandwidth, you need to specify the usage duration.
    4. Specify the peak bandwidth value.
      This value indicates the upper limit of the inbound and outbound bandwidths, instead of guaranteed performance specifications. Only the upper limit of the downlink bandwidth is ensured, which is as four times as the peak uplink bandwidth.
    5. Click OK.
  6. If you set Billing Type to Billing by fixed bandwidth, you must complete the payment before you can proceed.

Modify the peak bandwidth value

If the peak bandwidth value cannot meet your business requirements, you can modify the value. To modify the peak bandwidth value, perform the following operations:

  1. On the Internet access page, find the Internet access package and click Edit in the Actions column.
  2. In the Edit Internet Access panel, modify the peak bandwidth value and click Edit.
  3. If you set Billing Type to Billing by fixed bandwidth, you must complete the payment before you can proceed.

Disable or restore Internet access

If you want to temporarily disable the Internet access of a cloud desktop, you can disable the Internet access package. You can restore the package based on your requirements. To disable or restore the Internet access package, perform the following operations:

  1. On the Internet access page, find the Internet access package and click Disable or Restore in the Actions column.
  2. In the message that appears, click OK.

Delete an Internet connection

If your cloud desktop no longer requires Internet access, we recommend that you delete an Internet connection to reduce cost. To delete the Internet connection of your cloud desktop, perform the following operations:

  1. On the Internet access page, find the Internet access package and click Delete in the Actions column.
  2. In the message that appears, click Confirm.