To launch an instance, navigate to Instances section and click New instance. In the opening dialog box, select one of the prepared instance templates and click Next.
At the next step, specify key instance parameters:
|Number of instances||Number of instances of this type to create (1 by default)|
|Instance type||Instance computing resources selection|
|SSH key||If public SSH keys are added to the project, you can select one of them|
|Subnet||Subnet in which the instance will be located|
|Private address||Instance private address|
|Placement group||The distribution of instances on different compute nodes helps to minimize the number of affected instances in the event of failure of one of physical compute nodes|
|Availability Zone||Selection of Avaiability Zone in which instance will be allocated|
|Security groups||Ability to assign to the instance security groups created in VPC (up to 5 groups). If you do not specify security group while starting the instance, then the default security group will be assigned to the instance|
|Switches||Ability to attach virtual switches to the instance (only L2 connectivity is provided)|
|Assign an external address||Associate public IP address to obtain access from the Internet after the instance launch. Public IP address should be allocated in advance in Addresses section|
|Delete upon shutdown||Specifies whether the instance should automatically be terminated after the shutdown|
|User data||Data describing operations that are automatically executed on instance creating|
After all necessary parameters are set, click Next button.
A dialog window opens in which you can change or attach to the instance different types of additional devices: cdrom, disk, floppy.
After all necessary parameters are set, click Launch new instance button. Instance start may take some time. Upon instance launch process completion, the instance status will change to running. Each instance gets a unique ID in i-xxxxxx form. Anytime you can change some instance parameters, attach or detach volumes, reboot or stop the instance, change public address, etc.