This topic describes how to create an f1 instance.

Prerequisites

An image pre-installed with the Intel development environment is obtained. Currently, the image is available only as a shared image. To obtain the image, submit a ticket.

Background information

This topic describes the parameters for creating an f1 instance. For more information about other common parameters, see Create an instance by using the provided wizard.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Instances.
  3. Click Create Instance.
  4. In the Basic Configurations step, configure the parameters and click Next: Networking.
    When you configure parameters, note the following items:
    • Region: Select a region from the following regions where f1 instances are available. Note that whether you can purchase a specific instance type is subject to the available instance types displayed on the buy page.
      • China (Hangzhou)
      • China (Shenzhen)
      • China (Beijing)

      You can go to the ECS Instance Types Available for Each Region page to view the instance types available in each region.

      Note If you can view subscription resources but not pay-as-you-go resources when you purchase an instance, access the FAQ, as instructed in Why are some instance types not available on the instance buy page when I attempt to purchase a pay-as-you-go instance?
    • Instance Type: Choose Heterogeneous Computing > Compute Optimized Type with FPGA.
    • Image: Click Shared Image and select an image that is pre-installed with the Intel development environment.
      Note Currently, images pre-installed with the Intel development environment can be available only as shared images. The FaaS F1 basic image is pre-installed with quartus17.0, vcs2017.3, and dcp sdk. You can view the files in the opt directory.
  5. In the Networking step, configure the parameters and click Next: System Configurations.
    Only the network type of VPC is supported.
  6. In the System Configurations (Optional) step, configure the parameters and click Next: Grouping.
  7. In the Grouping (Optional) step, configure the parameters and click Next: Preview.
  8. Confirm the order and click Create Order.

What to do next

After the f1 instance is created, you can connect to the instance and run the following command to check whether the license is configured. For more information about remote connections, see Overview.
echo $LM_LICENSE_FILE #Whether the variable is configured.

If the variable is configured, the actual value is displayed. Otherwise, no values are displayed.