Creating Projects and Adding Resources

The first step to using the VPC is creating a project.

Projects are where objects and resources (virtual machines, disks, networks, etc.) are collected for the cloud owner to use. You can create as many projects as you’d like and each project can include resources in multiple locations (regions and zones).

Creating a Project

Open the control panel, click the Projects tab and click New project.

Enter the name of project (the system will automatically generate a random name that you can change) and click Create project.

The new project will appear in the project list.

Adding Resources

Choose the region where you want to add resources.

Resources are available in two regions: Moscow and Petersburg.

To add resources to your project, click the tab for the corresponding region.

Next you will have to assign resources to your project: select the number of vCPUs, RAM, disk space, and IP addresses you’d like to allocate to the region.

Resource Types

  • Basic volume - A solution built on enterprise class SATA disks. Best for storing large amounts of data and for projects with few read and write operations (throughput: 100 MiB/s, 80 write IOPS, 160 read IOPS).
  • Fast volume - A solution built on SSDs. They have faster response times and higher performance compared to basic volumes (throughput: 500 MiB/s, 6400 write IOPS, 12800 read IOPS).
  • Universal volume - A solution built on SSDs. Ideal for storing virtual machine system disks (throughput: 150 MiB/s, 320 write IOPS, 640 read IOPS).
  • Subnet - 5 public ("white") IP addresses. Applicable for production, including high-load projects. A separate VLAN with a /29 subnet: 8 public addresses, 5 of which can be used. Public addresses are indirectly used by virtual machines, unlike floating IP addresses.
  • Floating IP address - A public address that can be reassigned to different machines. Good for developing, configuring, and testing projects. Floating IP addresses associated with a virtual machine’s private address and can be attached and detached without restarting the machine.

Resources like images and subnets (region resources) apply to a whole region, while resources like vCPUs and RAM apply only to zones.

After saving any changes, the Optimize quotas (1) button will appear in place of the Save button (2). By clicking Optimize quotas, any unused resources will be removed from the project. You can then save the changes or click Discard to restore your current quotas.

You will have to add a public subnet (3) and floating IP address (4) by clicking the corresponding buttons before saving the project.

Every region contains several isolated zones (pools).

Whenever changes are made, the Save button will appear, and then resource costs will be displayed in the column on the right.

After saving your changes, updated resource values will be shown in the project list.

To rename or delete a project, open the project’s menu and choose the action you wish to perform.

VRRP Subnet

You can order increased domain limits on VRRP subnets via Ticket System.

After verifying the order, networks can be created independently in the control panel.

Custom Projects

Projects can also be customized. To do this, click Customize project.

Enter a CNAME in the new window. You can also add a logo and change the panel background color.