Creating a Cloud Server (Virtual Machine)

To create a cloud server in the selected region, go to the Servers tab, and click Create server.

Set your virtual machine’s parameters in the new window:

  1. Enter the name for your server, region, and zone. Names are assigned automatically and can be changed if necessary.
  2. Select a source for installing the operating system. Ubuntu is the default image. To change the OS image, click Choose another source. You can choose one of our prepared images, your own image, or a previously created volume or snapshot. You can additionally write a custom script, which will be executed when the system loads, in the User data field when you click {…}.
  3. Configure the virtual machine. There are two types of server configurations:

    • fixed — several configuration lines that offer various processor and RAM combinations. Resource restrictions: up to 36 CPU, 128 RAM depending on the configuration line;
    • custom — free choice of core and RAM number within the resources: 8 CPU, 64 RAM, 512 SSD.
  4. For all server configurations, you can use volume storage – local (check the corresponding box) or network volume.

  5. If a network volume is selected as the system volume (the “Local volume” box is not selected), select the type of the network volume:

    • basic — for storing large amounts of data with few read and write operations;
    • fast — faster response time and higher performance compared to basic volumes;
    • universal — for storing virtual machine system volumes.
  6. Specify the network volume size.

  7. If a local disk is specified as the system volume and there is no need for an additional volume, then the network volume can be deleted by clicking Delete disk.

  8. To add an additional network volume, click Add another network volume.

  9. Select the subnet type to add it to the server. Please note that if you already have some subnets in the region where you want to create a server, then these subnets are displayed in the box.

  10. Configure access settings. Assign a root password or add an SSH key for a more secure connection.

  11. Click Create to complete new virtual machine setup.

After this, a new server will appear in the project’s server list. Expand the lower block to manage machine resources, volumes, and ports, access the console, or open the system log.

To create a snapshot, go to the Volumes tab and click Make snapshot.

Note: when working with the console of the selected server, you will not be able to change the password if you use your own or a third-party image.