This topic describes how to obtain an overview of instances and the information about a single instance within your account.

View the information about instances on the Overview page

When you log on to the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) console, the Overview page appears.

The Overview page consists of the following sections:

  • Pending Events

    Lists all pending events and instances that are associated with the events.

  • My Resources

    Lists ECS instances and other resources in each region.

View the information about instances on the Instances page

To go to the Instances page, perform the following steps:

  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. On the Instances page, view the information about all ECS instances in a specific region, such as Instance ID/Name, Zone, IP Address, Status, Network Type, Billing Method, and Actions.

    To customize the instance list, perform the following steps:

    1. In the upper-right corner of the Instances page, click the Icon icon.
    2. In the Instance List Settings dialog box, select the instance information that you want to view and click Continue.
      Select the instance information that you want to view

View the information about a single instance on the Instance Details page

To go to the Instance Details page and view the information about a single instance, perform the following steps:

  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 the ECS instance whose information you want to view and click the instance ID. Alternatively, click Manage in the Actions column.

    The following table describes the information that is displayed on the Instance Details page.

    Section Description
    Basic Information The information about the identities, configurations, and tags of the instance.
    • The information about instance identities includes the instance ID, public IP address, security group, region, zone, and hostname.
    • The information about instance configurations includes the CPU and memory, operating system, instance type, instance family, disk, snapshot, image ID, current bandwidth, and virtual private cloud (VPC) (only for instances in VPCs).
    • The information about instance tags includes the keys and values of the instance tags.
    Network Information The information about instance network, such as the network type, elastic network interfaces (ENIs), VPC, vSwitch, and primary private IP address.
    Billing Information The information about instance billing, such as the billing method, auto-renewal, and billing method for network usage.
    Other Information The information about instance O&M, such as the maintenance property, instance edition, cluster ID, and release protection configuration.
    Associated SLB Instances The information about the SLB instance associated with the ECS instance, including the name of the associated SLB instance and the server group to which the SLB instance belongs.

You can switch from the Instance Details tab to the Disks, Snapshots, or Security Groups tab to view the information about disks, snapshots, or security groups of the instance.