This topic describes how to create an f3 instance.

Background information

This topic describes the parameters for creating an f3 instance. For more information about other common parameters, see Create an instance by using the provided wizard.

To facilitate testing, Alibaba Cloud provides an image pre-installed with the Xilinx development environment. Currently, the image is available only as a shared image. To obtain the image, submit a ticket.

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 f3 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 (Shanghai)
      • China (Beijing)
      • China (Zhangjiakou-Beijing Winter Olympic)

      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 Xilinx development environment.
    • Storage: Images that are pre-installed with the Xilinx development environment occupy some storage space. We recommend that you select an ultra disk of 200 GiB as the system disk.
  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.