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Create ECS instances

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2019

If you do not have any ECS instances, follow the instructions in this document to create an ECS instance.


Before creating an ECS instance, determine the network type of your ECS instance:

  • Alibaba Cloud stopped providing ECS instances in classic networks to new ECS instance users at 17:00 (UTC +8:00) on June 14, 2017. For first-time purchasing of ECS instances, you can choose a VPC only.If you have already purchased ECS instances in classic networks, you can still select them.

  • To create an ECS instance in a VPC, you must select a specific VPC. The ECS instance created in the selected VPC cannot be moved to another VPC.Therefore, make sure you select the correct VPC before creating the ECS instance.If you do not have any VPCs, create a VPC first.


  1. Log on to the EDAS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Management > ECS.

  3. On the ECS page, select Region and Namespace (optional) for the ECS instance to create. Then, click Create Instance in the upper-right corner of the page.

  4. On the ECS purchase page, select ECS type and configuration and pay for it. See Create ECS instances for details.

    Note: To use and manage an ECS instance in the EDAS console, you must install the EDAS Agent on the ECS instance.When purchasing an ECS instance, you can choose the EDAS base image to automatically install the EDAS Agent.The procedure is as follows:

    1. In the Image section, select Marketplace Images. Then, click Select from image market (including operating system).

    2. Enter EDAS in the search box and click Search.

    3. In the search results, choose EDAS Java Environment (common ECS instance) and the version (the latest version is selected by default). Then, click Apply.

Result verification

Click Management Console to return to the ECS Console. The ECS instance creation process usually takes one to five minutes.Click the Refresh button, and the ECS instance status will change to Running, indicating that the ECS instance has been created successfully.