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 mode as needed. This topic uses custom configuration as an example.
Before using a CVM, you need to perform the following operations:
|Region||Required||We recommend you select a region closest to your customer to reduce access latency and increase access speed.|
|Availability Zone||Required||Select a value as needed.If you want to purchase multiple CVMs, we recommend that you select different availability zones to implement disaster recovery.|
|Network||Required||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 in the VPC console.Note:|
|Instance||Required||Tencent Cloud provides different instance types based on the underlying hardware. To optimize performance, we recommend you use 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, seeImage Types Overview.If you have just started using Tencent Cloud, choose public images.|
|System Disk||Required||Used to install the operating system. By default, its capacity is 50 GB.Available Cloud Block Storage (CBS) types vary with regions. Select as instructed by the page.For more information on CBS, see CBS Types.|
|Data Disk||Optional||Used to scale up the storage capacity of the CVM to to ensure high efficiency and reliability. CBS data disks are not added by default.For more information on CBS, see CBS Types.|
|Public Network Bandwidth||Required||Tencent Cloud provides two network billing modes. Set a value as needed.|
|Public Gateway||Optional||As a network interface between the VPC and the public network, the public gateway can forward requests of CVMs that are within different subnets of the VPC and have no public IP addresses. Note: Tencent Cloud discontinues configuring public gateway on the CVM purchase page after December 6, 2019. To configure it, see Configuring a Public Gateway.|
|Quantity||Required||Number of CVMs to be purchased.|
|Project||Required||The default project is selected by default. You can select an existing project as needed to manage different CVMs.|
|Security Group||Required/td>||Used to configure the network access policies for one or more CVMs.Ensure that login port 22 is open.For more information, see Security Group.|
|Instance Name||Optional||The name of the CVM to be created.It is defined by the user. We recommend **CVM-01**.|
|Login method||Yes||Configure the method to log in to the CVM as needed.|
|Security Reinforcement||Optional||By default, security reinforcement is enabled for free to help you build a CVM security system against 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 CVMs.|
|Advanced Settings||Optional||Configure additional settings for the instance as needed.|
After completing CVM operations, you can log in to your CVM in the Tencent Cloud console, and perform operations such as building a site as needed.
Select a method for logging in to the CVM 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 did not add any data disk, skip this step.
Select the appropriate operations guide according to the disk capacity and the CVM operating system.
For more operations, see Initialization Scenarios.