This topic describes how to create an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance that has the same configuration as an existing instance in the ECS console.

Background information

If you want to purchase instances that have the same configuration as an existing instance, you can use the Buy Same Type feature provided by the ECS console to quickly create instances that are identical to the existing instance.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Instances.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Find an instance and choose More > Buy Same Type in the Actions column.
  5. Check the settings that are automatically configured.
    You can modify the settings. After you modify the settings, click Compare with Original Configurations in the lower part of the page to view the modified and retained settings.
  6. Specify time-related parameters based on the billing method.
    • Subscription instance: Set Duration and optionally select Enable Auto-renewal.
    • Pay-as-you-go instance: Optionally select Automatic Release. If you select Automatic Release, specify a point in time at which the instance is automatically released.
  7. Read and select ECS Terms of Service and Product Terms of Service.
  8. Confirm to create the instance.
    • Subscription instance: Click Create Order.
    • Pay-as-you-go instance: Click Create Instance.

What to do next

After the instance is created, you can perform the following operations: