Before you can use Bastionhost, you must create a Bastionhost instance. This topic describes how to create a Bastionhost instance.


  1. Access the Bastionhost homepage by using your Alibaba Cloud account.
  2. Click Buy Now.Purchase Bastionhost
  3. On the Bastionhost buy page, configure the instance specifications based on your business requirements.
    The following table lists the parameters.Configure the instance specifications
    Parameter Description
    Region The region where you want to create a Bastionhost instance.
    Note You cannot change the region after an instance is created. We recommend that you deploy Bastionhost in the region of the ECS instances that you want to manage.

    If Bastionhost and the ECS instances reside in different regions, they cannot communicate with each other over an internal network. You use Alibaba Cloud Express Connect to build internal network communication channels across the regions. For more information, see What is Express Connect?

    You can log on to the ECS console to view the region where your ECS instances reside. For more information about regions, see Regions and zones.

    Plan The number of assets that can be added.

    For more information about service plans, see Billing.

    Quantity The number of Bastionhost instances that you want to create.
    Duration The subscription period of the Bastionhost instances that you want to create.
  4. Click Buy Now.
  5. On the Confirm Order page that appears, confirm the configuration and complete the payment.