This topic describes how to get started with the Edge Node Service (ENS).
An Alibaba Cloud account is created and real-name verification is completed.
Get started with ENS by performing the following steps:
- Activate ENS: Enter information for activating ENS based on your business requirements.
- (Optional) Create a custom image: The ENS console allows you to create a custom image by using an image builder. You can use a custom image to create an ENS instance or upgrade an image.
- Create an instance: You can create ENS instances in the console and specify the configuration and distribution of edge computing power. ENS intelligently selects edge nodes and distributes the computing power. You can also create networks and disks with the instances as needed.
- Launch the service: The service is launched after the test is passed. You can manage ENS instances, use edge network services, and monitor data in the ENS console.
Note Alibaba Cloud provides a series of daily monitoring events to better monitor your services on a daily basis. You can also use CloudMonitor to monitor events in the ENS instances and node networks. For more information, see Event monitoring .