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).

Open the control panel and click New project.

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

After you enter a name, click Create project and that project will appear at the top of your project list.

Choose the project you want to add resources to. Resources are available in two regions: Moscow and Petersburg.

To add resources to your project, click the region you’d like them to be available in.

Afterwards, click Reserve quotas.

There may be multiple isolated zones (pools) in each region. Resources like images and subnets (regional resources) apply to whole regions, while resources like vCPUs and RAM apply only to zones.

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.

Types of resources

  • 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.

You must add a public subnet or floating IP address to your project by clicking the relevant button before saving.

After making your changes, the Save button will activate (service fees will be displayed in the column on the right). Click the button to save changes to your project.

Changed values will be reflected in the project list.

After saving any changes, the Optimize quotas button will appear in place of the Save button. 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.

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