Compared with using quick configuration to create a Tencent Cloud Virtual Machine (CVM), custom configuration provides more image platforms and advanced configurations for storage, bandwidth, and security group. You can select the configuration method as needed. This document uses custom configuration as an example.
Before using a CVM instance, you need to perform the following operations:
For accounts that are making purchases for the first time, the Quick Configuration page appears by default. For accounts that have made purchases before, the Custom Configuration page appears by default. If you have never purchased a CVM instance, choose Custom Configuration.
Configure the following information as prompted by the page:
|Billing Plans||Required||Select based on your actual needs:|
|Region||Required||We recommend you select a region closest to your customer to reduce access latency and increase access speed.|
|Availability Zone||Required||Select an availability zone as needed.|
If you want to purchase multiple CVM instances, we recommend you select different availability zones to implement disaster recovery.
|Network||Required||A logically isolated network space built in Tencent Cloud. A virtual private cloud (VPC) includes at least one subnet. The system provides a default VPC and subnet for each region.|
If the existing VPC or subnet does not meet your requirements, you can create a VPC or subnet on the VPC console.
|Instance||Required||Tencent Cloud provides different instance types based on the underlying hardware. For optimal performance, we recommend you use the instance types of the latest generation.|
For more information on instances, see Instance Types.
|Image||Required||Tencent Cloud provides public images, custom images, and shared images. For more information on images, see Image Types Overview.|
If you have just started using Tencent Cloud, we recommend you choose public images, which contain the activated official Windows operating system and do not require extra payments (except for North America regions).
|System Disk||Required||Used to install the operating system. Its default capacity is 50 GB.|
Available Cloud Block Storage (CBS) types vary with regions. Select a value as instructed by the page.
For more information on CBS, see Cloud Disk Types.
|Data Disk||Optional||Used to scale up the storage capacity of the CVM instance to ensure high efficiency and reliability. CBS data disks are not added by default.|
For more information on CBS, see CBS Types.
|Scheduled Snapshot||Optional||A scheduled snapshot policy can be set for the system disk or data disk. For more information, see Scheduled Snapshots.|
|Public Network Bandwidth||Required||Tencent Cloud provides two network billing modes. Set a value as required.|
|IPv6 Address||Optional||The IPv6 address of the activated instance.|
|Quantity||Required||Number of CVM instances to be purchased.|
|Duration||Required||It indicates the usage duration of a CVM instance.|
Click Next: Complete Configuration to enter the CVM configuration page.
|Security Group||Required||Used to configure the network access policies for one or more CVM instances.|
Make sure that login port 3389 is open.For more information, see Security Groups.
|Project||Required||The default project is selected. You can select an existing project as needed to manage different CVM instances.|
|Tag||Optional||Used to categorize and manage CVM instances. For more information, see User guide on tags.|
|Instance Name||Optional||The name of the CVM instance to be created.|
It is user-defined. We recommend “CVM-01”.
|Login Method||Required||Configure the method to log in to the CVM instance as needed.|
|Instance Termination Protection||Optional||It is disabled by default. You can enable it as needed. Then, you cannot terminate an instance in the console or via the API. For more information, see Enabling Instance Termination Protection.|
|Security Service||Optional||By default, security service is enabled for free to help you build a CVM security system to prevent data leakage.|
|Cloud Monitoring||Optional||By default, cloud monitoring is enabled for free. It provides comprehensive CVM data monitoring, intelligent data analysis, real-time fault alarms, and custom data reports to precisely monitor Tencent Cloud services and the health conditions of CVM instances.|
|TencentCloud Automation Tools||Optional||It is activated for default components and supports batch instance management and command execution without a password or SSH login for daily management tasks. For more information, see Overview.|
|Advanced Settings||Optional||Configure additional settings for the instance as needed.|
After completing CVM operations, you can log in to your CVM instance in the Tencent Cloud console and perform operations such as building a site as needed.
Select a method for logging in to the CVM instance in the Tencent Cloud console as needed:
If you added a data disk when selecting the instance type, you need to format and partition the data disk after logging in to the CVM instance. If you have not added any data disks, skip this step.
Select the appropriate operations guide according to the disk capacity and the CVM operating system.
For more operations, see Initialization Scenarios.