Instances are the basic unit to manage resources in Tablestore. Tablestore allows you to control access and charges resources for each instance. After Tablestore is activated, you can create an instance in the console as well as create and manage tables in the instance. This topic describes how to create a Tablestore instance in the console.


Tablestore is activated. For more information, see Sign up for Tablestore.


  1. Log on to the Tablestore console.
  2. At the top of the page, select a region such as China (Hangzhou) or China (Shenzhen).
    The console displays the instance types that are available in the region.
  3. Click Create Instance.
  4. In the Create Instance dialog box, set Instance Name, Instance Type, and Instance Description.
    For more information about the naming conventions of instances and how to select an instance type, see Instance.
    • The instance type cannot be modified after the instance is created.
    • A maximum of 10 instances can be created in an Alibaba Cloud account. The names of instances must be unique within a region in which the instances reside.
  5. Click OK.
    After the instance is created, you can view the existing instances in the selected region on the Overview page. On the All Instances page, you can view all the created instances by region.
    On the Overview page, you can perform the following operations on the target instance:
    • Click the name of the instance or click Manage Instance in the Actions column. On the Instance Management page, click each tab to perform various operations.
      • On the Instance Details tab, you can view the Instance Access URL, Basic Information, and Table List sections.
      • On the Instance Monitoring tab, you can view monitored data based on time ranges, metric categories, and operations.
      • On the Network Management tab, you can modify the network type used to access the instance. You can bind a VPC to or unbind the VPC from the instance and view the list of VPCs that are bound to the instance.
    • Click Release in the Actions column to release an instance.
      Notice To create an instance when you release the existing instance, ensure that the name of the instance to create is different from that of the existing instance to avoid conflicts.