Instances are Linux or Windows-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware in different regions.
- 2.Name your instance. The hostname is also set from the selected name during the initial creation.
- 4.Choose the image distribution and version of your choice. Several Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Container, and Firewall image distributions are available.
- 5.Choose the configuration (flavor) for your instance that determines its vCPUs, RAM, Disk, and price.
- 6.Confirm the network topology. If you have more than one Private Network, you can select the one you want. By default, each instance is assigned an Elastic IP address and is reachable via the Internet. If you wish for the instance to be reachable only internally, uncheck the IPv4 checkbox.
- 7.Linux-based distributions: Select an existing SSH key or create a new one by clicking the (+) Plus button. The use of "User data" aka cloud-init, is optional and only intended for advanced users. Windows-based distributions: Specify a password for the Administrator user account. Click on Finish. Deploying an instance takes a few minutes.
We offer a wide variety of different distribution images you can use for your Instances. Besides regular server operating systems, we also offer container and firewall distributions, as listed below.
16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS
Alma Linux 8, 8.5, 9
Cent OS 7, 8.1, 8.3
Rocky Linux 8.5
2016 Standard, 2019 Standard, 2019 Core Standard, 2022 Standard
31, 32, 34, 35
Fedora Core OS
31, 34, 35
2512, 2765, 3033, 3227
Firewall Distribution .
1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7, 1.3.1
6.2.3, 6.4.0, 7.0.0
Instances are available in all regions. They are region-specific resources and can only be assigned within the same region.
- At the moment, IPv6 is not supported.