Procedure

Follow these steps to purchase and use an ECS instance:

  1. Select configurations.
  2. Create an instance.
  3. Connect to an instance.
  4. For a Linux instance, format and mount a data disk. For a Windows instance, format a data disk.

Purpose

The Quick Start describes how to quickly create a specified number of instances, connect to an instance, and format and mount a data disk. It is designed to be the one-stop process to walk you through the creation and purchase of instances, and remote logon and quick environment deployment.

Elastic Compute Service instance, used and abbreviated as ECS instance in this document, may be also called Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service, Elastic Compute Service, or ECS. In order to avoid misunderstanding, this document always uses Elastic Compute Service instance, abbreviated as ECS instance.

Target readers

The Quick Start is a reference for anyone who wants to know:

  • How to buy an ECS instance.
  • How to quickly create a specified number of instances and connect to an instance.
  • How to format and mount a data disk.

This document applies only to console operations. For API users, see API overview.