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Create an instance

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2018


  • Your have the qualification for TSDB’s open beta testing.
    If not, please apply for it first. For detailed instructions, see Apply for the OBT qualification.
  • You have created your own Alibaba Cloud VPC network. TSDB only supports creating TSDB instances through VPC networks (but later you can choose to access through the instances through VPC networks or public networks).
    If you do not have a VPC network yet, log on to the VPC console to activate the VPC service, and create a VPC instance and a VSwitch in the region and zone where you are going to create your TSDB instance. For details about VPC creation, see Create a VPC.


  1. Log on to Alibaba Cloud website.

  2. On the top menu bar, choose Products > Database Services > Time Series Database .

  3. On the product homepage, click Buy Now, and follow the prompts to complete the service activation.

Note: During the beta testing period, every user can only “buy” one instance of prescribed specifications, which is free of charge.

Result verification

Log on to the TSDB console,and click Instances on the menu to view the created instance.