Advanced Mode: Launching an Instance Using Cockpit

Using Cockpit, you can launch a custom instance in the public Cloud or in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

The Advanced Mode and Expert Mode both allow you to customize the settings for your instance, but the Advanced Mode has additional options such as the possibility to attach volumes or EIP at launch. On the other hand, the Expert Mode allows you to launch more than one instance at once.

Open the Create Instance Window

  1. Click Compute > Instances.

  2. Click Create Instance > Advanced Mode.
    The CREATE INSTANCE window appears.

Configure Your Instance

Specify the Name

  1. In the Instance name field, type a name for your instance.

    This name must contain between 1 and 255 ASCII printable characters.

    This name is used as a tag associated with your instance.

  2. Click Next.
    The Public/Private Cloud screen appears.

Choose the Public Cloud or a VPC

  1. If you want to launch your instance in the public Cloud, leave the Public cloud box checked.

  2. If you want to launch your instance in a VPC:

    1. Uncheck the Public cloud box.

    2. Select a VPC.

    3. Select one of the subnets of the VPC.

  3. Click Next.
    The AZ screen appears.

Choose an AZ

  1. Select the AZ where you want to launch your instance.

    This list depends on the choice you made in the Public/Private Cloud screen. If you chose a VPC and subnet, only the AZ of the chosen subnet is listed.

  2. Click Next.
    The OMI selection screen appears.

Choose an OMI

  1. Select an OMI for your instance.

  2. Click Next.
    The Instance Type selection screen appears.

Choose an Instance Type

  1. Specify the following attributes for your instance:

    • CPU: The processor generation.

    • Performance: The performance flag. For more information, see 3DS OUTSCALE’s Offering Refinements FAQ.

    • Core(s): The number of vCores, up to 78.

    • Memory (GiB): The amount of memory, up to 1039 GiB.

    For more information about instance types, see Instance Types.

    To function properly, Windows instances require at least a v3 processor generation, 2 vCores, and 4 GiB of memory.

  2. Click Next.
    The Security Group selection screen appears.

Choose a Security Group

  1. Select a security group for your instance.

    This list depends on the choice you made in the Public/Private Cloud screen. If you chose a VPC, only the security groups of the chosen VPC are listed.

  2. Click Next.
    The Keypair selection screen appears.

Choose a Keypair

  1. If you want to assign an existing keypair to your instance, select it from the list.

    If you have set a default keypair in the Settings page of Cockpit, the keypair list is filtered on this default keypair.

  2. If you want to create a new keypair to assign to your instance, use the Create button.

    If you create a keypair, you are prompted to download a file containing the private key of the keypair. Save this file carefully, as it is required to connect to your instance. 3DS OUTSCALE cannot provide any copy in case of loss.

  3. Click Next.
    The Confirmation screen appears.

Specify Options

  1. (optional) In the General tab, specify general options for your instance:

    • Instance cannot be terminated: If set to true, the instance cannot be terminated unless you first disable this option. For more information, see Modifying an Instance Attribute.

    • Run your instance on single-tenant hardware: If set to true, the instance is a dedicated instance. For more information, see About Instances.

    • Allow administrator connection: If set to true, a rule is added to the security group of the instance to authorize SSH connection (if it is a Linux instance) or RDP connection (if it is a Windows instance) for your current IP.

  2. (optional) In the Volumes tab, add one or more volumes to your instance:

    1. Select the volume type (standard, io1, or gp2) and device name.

    2. Click to add the volume.

    3. Type the size and IOPS.

      For more information, see About Volumes.

  3. (optional, VPC only) In the VPC tab, type a private IP for the instance.

    In the public Cloud, you cannot define the private IP of your instance.

  4. (optional) In the External IP tab, select an External IP to associate with the instance.

  5. (optional) In the User data tab, type user data for the instance.
    For more information, see Configuring an Instance with User Data and OUTSCALE Tags.

    Cockpit then encodes this user data to Base64. The maximum size for the Base64-encoded user data is 500 kibibytes (KiB).

  6. (optional) In the Shutdown Behavior tab, select one of the following values:

    • Stop: When you initiate shutdown, the instance stops.

    • Terminate: When you initiate shutdown, the instance stops and is terminated.

    • Restart: When you initiate shutdown, the instance stops then automatically restarts.

  7. Click Next.
    The Confirmation screen appears.

Confirm the Launch