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Graph Compute:Create a Graph Compute instance

Last Updated:Mar 21, 2024

Graph Compute provides instances of Exclusive types in the public preview phase, including the computer type, the storage type, and the common type.

Create a Graph Compute instance

1. Log on to the Graph Compute console.

2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances. On the Instance page, click Create. Then, the buy page appears. Only the subscription billing method is supported.


3. Configure the parameters. The following table describes the parameters.



Region and Zone

The region in which you want to create the Graph Compute instance. You cannot change the region after the instance is created.

  • To maximize access speed, we recommend that you select a region that is close to the geographic location in which the users of the instance reside.

  • To enable connections over an internal network, make sure that the Graph Compute instance is deployed in the same region as the business instances that need to access the Graph Compute instance. Otherwise, these business instances access the Graph Compute instance only over the Internet, and you cannot take full advantage of the Graph Compute instance.

Network Type

  • VPC: recommended. The type of the network that you use. A virtual private cloud (VPC) is an isolated network with higher security and better performance than the classic network.


The VPC in which you want to create the instance. If no VPCs are available, create one. For more information, see Create and manage a VPC.


The vSwitch to which you want to connect the instance in the VPC. If no vSwitches are created in the VPC in the selected zone, create one. For more information, see Create and manage a vSwitch.

Number of Shards

The number of shards for the instance. Data is distributed across the data shards in the instance.

Number of Replicas

The number of replicas. The instance of the Exclusive type is of the Cluster Edition. By default, the value is 2. You can increase the value based on your business requirements.

Shard Specifications

The specifications of the shard. Each specification has the corresponding memory settings, CPU settings, and disk size.


The username that is used to access the iGraph engine. You need to specify the username and password for Graph Compute SDKs to verify permissions.


The password that is used to access the iGraph engine. You can set the password after you complete other configurations of the Graph Compute instance. You can modify the password on the details page of the instance.

Instance Name

The name of the instance, which is used to identify and manage the instance.

Subscription Duration

The subscription duration of the instance. If you select the subscription billing method, you also need to specify the duration and auto-renewal settings.

Manage Graph Compute instances

  • View the basic information about all Graph Compute instances on the Instances page.

    • Instance ID/Name: the ID and name of the instance.


    • Status: the status of the instance.

      • The following section describes the creation status of the instance:

        • Creating: The system is applying resources for the instance, and the instance is being initialized after you create the instance.

        • Deploying Instance: The instance is being deployed.

        • Initialized: The table of the instance is being deployed, and the index is being created.

        • Failed: The instance and the table fail to be initialized.

      • The following section describes the runtime status of the instance:

        • Running: The table and the instance are running.

        • Frozen: The instance is frozen due to overdue payments. You cannot perform operations on the instance.

        • Released: The instance is released.

    • Type: the server specifications of the instance.

      • Valid values: common, computer, and storage

    • Billing method: the billing method and release time. Graph Compute supports only the Subscription billing method.

  • Perform operations on Graph Compute instances.

    • Details

      • Click Details. Then, the details page of the instance is displayed. You can view the basic information, specifications, and data of the instance.

    • Scaling and specification changes

      • You can modify the number of replicas and the specifications of the shards.


  • Renewal: You can renew the instance.

    • Short-term renewal: seven days and 15 days

    • Mid-term renewal: one month to six months

    • Long-term renewal: one year