If your cloud desktop in a workspace needs to access the Internet, you can enable Internet access for the workspace. If Internet access is enabled for a workspace, all cloud desktops in the workspace can access the Internet. This topic describes how to enable, manage, and terminate Internet access in the Elastic Desktop Service (EDS) console.

Background information

After Internet access is enabled, you are charged for the public bandwidth that you use. For more information, see Billing of public bandwidth.

Note This topic is applicable to the latest version of workspaces whose IDs are in the format of <Region ID>+dir+<10-digit string>. If your workspace is upgraded from a directory of an earlier version and the workspace ID is in the format of <Region ID>+dir+<17-character string consisting of letters and digits>, you can enable Internet access for your cloud desktop by configuring an elastic IP address (EIP) or a network address translation (NAT) gateway. For more information, see Configure an EIP and Configure a NAT gateway.

Enable Internet access

If Internet access is enabled for a workspace, all cloud desktops in the workspace can access the Internet. To enable Internet access, perform the following steps:

Notice You cannot use Internet access packages purchased from the China site to access the Internet in the China (Hong Kong) region and regions outside China. If you want to access the Internet in the China (Hong Kong) region and regions outside China, you can purchase Internet access packages only from the International site. If cloud desktops in a workspace need to access the Internet and you cannot purchase an Internet access package for the workspace, we recommend that you use Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) to connect to virtual private clouds (VPCs) and create NAT gateways or proxy servers.
  1. Log on to the EDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Network > Internet Access.
  4. On the Internet Access page, click Open Internet Access.
  5. In the Open Internet Access panel, perform the following operations:
    1. Select a workspace.
      If Internet access is enabled for a workspace, all cloud desktops in the workspace can access the Internet.
      Note You can enable Internet access for each workspace only once. You can purchase only one Internet access package for each workspace. You cannot enable Internet access for a workspace whose Internet access is enabled.
    2. Select a billing type.
      Valid values:
      • Pay-by-traffic: You are charged for the inbound traffic. You can pay for resources after you use them.
      • Pay-by-bandwidth: You are charged for the public bandwidth based on the specified peak bandwidth value and the usage duration. You must pay for resources before you use them.
    3. If you set Billing Type to Pay-by-bandwidth, you must specify the usage duration.
    4. Set the peak bandwidth value.
      This value indicates the upper limit of the inbound and outbound bandwidths, instead of guaranteed performance specifications. This value only ensures the upper limit of the downlink bandwidth, which is as four times as the peak uplink bandwidth.
    5. Confirm the fees and click Confirm activation.
  6. If you set Billing Type to Pay-by-bandwidth, you must complete the payment before you can proceed.

Manage an Internet access package

After Internet access is enabled, an Internet access package is generated. You can manage the package based on your business requirements. Perform the following steps:

On the Internet Access page, find the Internet access package that you want to manage.
You can manage the Internet access package in different ways based on the billing types. Valid values:
  • Pay-by-traffic
    • View the information about a package

      In the list of Internet access packages, you can view basic information, egress IP address, and bandwidth monitoring data of a package.

    • Modify the peak bandwidth value
      If the peak bandwidth value cannot meet your business requirements, you can change the value.
      1. Click Edit in the Actions column.
      2. In the Edit Internet Access panel, change the peak bandwidth value based on your business requirements.
      3. Confirm the fees and click Edit.
    • Disable or restore Internet access
      If you want to temporarily disable the access from the cloud desktops to the Internet to reduce network bandwidth costs, you can stop using the Internet access package. If you want to restore the access from the cloud desktops to the Internet, continue to use the Internet access package.
      1. Click Disable or Restore in the Actions column.
      2. In the message that appears, click OK.
    • Terminate Internet access
      If your cloud desktops no longer require access to the Internet, we recommend that you terminate Internet access to prevent additional fees.
      1. Click Delete in the Actions column.
      2. In the message that appears, click OK.
  • Pay-by-bandwidth
    • View the information about a package

      In the list of Internet access packages, you can view basic information, egress IP address, and bandwidth monitoring data of a package.

    • Renew a package
      An Internet access package of the pay-by-bandwidth type takes effect for a specific period of time. To ensure that you can access the Internet, renew the package before it expires.
      1. Click Renew in the Actions column.
      2. On the page that appears, select a renewal duration and click Confirm Order.
      3. You must complete the payment before you can proceed.
    Note For Internet access packages of the pay-by-bandwidth type, you cannot change the peak bandwidth value and delete the packages.