Create ECS instances

Last Updated: Sep 04, 2017

Before using Server Load Balancer, you have to create at least two ECS instances and build corresponding applications. Then, add them to the Server Load Balancer instance to process the distributed client requests.

Follow the instructions in this document to create two ECS instances, ECS01 and ECS02.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances and then click Create Instance.

  3. On the buy page, configure the ECS instance.

    The following are ECS settings used in this tutorial. For more details, refer to Create Linux ECS instances.

    • Region: In this tutorial, select China East 1.

      Note: Server Load Balancer does not support cross-region deployment. The region must be the same for the Server Load Balancer instance and the ECS instance.

    • Network Type: In this tutorial, select VPC. Use the default VPC and VSwitch.

    • Operating System: In this tutorial, select Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit.

    • Number of Instances: In this tutorial, select 2. The system will simultaneously create two ECS instances with identical settings.

      Network Setting

  4. Click Buy Now and complete payment.

  5. Go back to the ECS Instance List page and click China East 1.

  6. Hover the mouse pointer over the instance name and click the displayed pencil icon to change the instance name to ECS01 and ECS02, separately.

    ECS Instances

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