Basic Mode: Launching a Preconfigured Instance Using Cockpit

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

The Basic Mode allows you to customize the following settings for your instance:

  • The Availability Zone (AZ) of the instance.

  • The operating system of the instance.

  • The size of the instance.

  • The keypair assigned to the instance.

In Basic Mode, a new security group is automatically created and associated with the instance at launch.

Open the Create Instance Window

  1. Click Compute > Instances.

  2. Click Create Instance > Basic 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 be unique in the public Cloud for your account or unique in a VPC.

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

    This name is used as a tag associated with your instance, and as the name of the security group of the 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 Operating System

  1. Select an operating system for your instance.

    This action automatically chooses the appropriate official OMI for your instance.

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

Choose a Size

  1. Select a size for your instance.

    This action automatically chooses the appropriate instance type for your instance:

    • Small: A tinav5.c2r4p1 instance type.

    • Medium: A tinav5.c4r8p1 instance type.

    • Large: A tinav5.c16r64p2 instance type.

    • Extra Large: A tinav5.c48r192p2 instance type.

    For more information, see Instance Types.

  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.

Confirm the Launch