This document describes how to quickly create, connect, and release instances using the console.

Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances are referred to asECS instances or instancesin this document.

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


  1. Complete the preparations.
  2. Select the configuration.
  3. Create an instance.
  4. Connect to the instance.
  5. If data disks are created, you must format and mount data disks for a Linux instance, or format and mount data disks for a Windows instance.
  6. Release the instance.