Basic Mode: Creating a Classic VPC Platform

Using Cockpit, you can create a basic Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) platform connected to the Internet through an Internet gateway.

This mode enables you to create a VPC platform with, at the minimum, the following elements:

  • A VPC.

  • A subnet, automatically created.

  • An Internet gateway automatically created and attached to the VPC.

  • A route table, associated with the subnet, with the appropriate route to direct Internet traffic to the Internet gateway. A default route table is also created with the default local route, as for any VPC.

In addition, the VPC platform you create can include the following elements:

  • An instance, for which you can specify the OMI to use, the instance type, the keypair and the External IP (EIP) attached to it. You can also choose to add an tag to the instance to automatically fix the EIP through the stop and start process. For more information, see About EIPs.

  • A security group, associated with the instance, with the appropriate inbound and outbound rules for Internet traffic.

You can also check a box to automatically add the appropriate rules to the security group of the instance to enable access from your local IP, in SSH or RDP protocol depending on the OMI you choose (Linux or Windows).

The name you specify for your VPC platform is used to add a name to all the created resources.

Before you begin:

To launch an instance in the VPC you want to create:

  1. Ensure that you have a keypair available. For more information, see Creating a Keypair.

  2. Ensure that you have an available EIP allocated to your account. For more information, see Allocating an EIP to Your Account.

  1. Click VPC > VPCs.

  2. Click Create > Basic Mode.
    The CREATE VPC - BASIC MODE dialog box appears.

  3. In the VPC Name field, type the name for your VPC platform and all its associated resources.

    This name must contain between 1 and 255 ASCII printable characters. Accented letters are not allowed.

  4. (optional) To launch an instance in the VPC:

    1. Check the Create Instance box.

    2. In the Outscale Machine Image section, click the OMI to use.

    3. From the Instance Type list, specify the following attributes for the instance to create:

      • CPU: The processor generation.

      • Performance: The performance flag.

        • Highest Performance: Provides maximum compute capacity on all the cores of the VM. This option is ideal for intensive compute applications.

        • High Performance: Provides high compute capacity on all the cores of the VM. This option offers small performance variability and applies to most cases.

        • Medium Performance: Provides performance with significant variability on all the cores of the VM. This option does not guarantee consistent performance, but is ideal for machines with low CPU demand.

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

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

    4. From the Keypair list, select the keypair to use.
      To launch instances using Cockpit, you must always specify a keypair, even when the OMI used does not require one. For more information, see About Keypairs.

    5. From the EIP list, select the EIP to associate with the instance.

      Check the Auto associate the selected IP box to add an tag to the instance. This tag maintains the EIP association even if the instance is stopped and started. For more information, see User Data Tags Reference.

    6. (optional) To make the console accessible from an IP of a security group and to allow inbound traffic to SSH or RDP, check the Make administration console accessible from your location box.

  5. To validate the creation of the VPC platform, click Create.
    The VPC platform is created, and a summary of its associated resources appears in the CREATE VPC - BASIC MODE dialog box.

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