Overview

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2018

This document is a quick start reference for audience who want to learn how to purchase and use Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances.

Quick start process

When purchasing and using Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances, as an enterprise-level user, you must finish the following operations:

Locate resources

Procedure Interface Parameter Target data
1. Query regions. DescribeRegions N/A Region ID (RegionId)
2. Query zones. DescribeZones Region ID Zone ID (ZoneId)
3. Determine the billing method. DescribeZones Billing method/Bidding policy Resources in a zone
4. Query resource combinations. DescribeZones RegionId/Billing method Resources in a zone

This document is applicable only to operations performed in the console. If you are an API user, see API references.

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