Launch a New Instance - Security


This tab allows you to specify a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network, key pair and security group that will be used by your new instance(s). NOTE: if you create a key pair or security group in this section, they will automatically be selected for use in your new instance.

  1. Select a VPC network from the drop-down list box.
    If a VPC network is selected, the VPC subnet and the Auto-assign public IP drop-down list boxes display.
  2. Select a CIDR range from the VPC subnet drop-down list box.
  3. Select whether to enable or disable public IP auto assignment from the Auto-assign public IP drop-down list box.
  4. Select a key pair using the Key name drop-down list box.
    Note: You can also create a new key pair by clicking the Create a key pair link.
  5. You may keep the security group already specified in the Security group field, add another one, or specify a different one.
    • To specify a different security group, remove the one there by clicking on the x next to the security group's name and add a new one by clicking in the Security Group field and choose one from the list of previously-defined security groups.
      Note: You can narrow down the list of security groups by typing text directly into the text box.
    • If you select the default security group, make sure that you've added rules to the default security group so that you can access your instances.
  6. You can also create a new security group by clicking the Create security group link. This opens the Create Security Group dialog box.
    Note: You may view the rules for the specified security group(s) by clicking the + Rules control next to each security group to expand it.
  7. You can optionally specify an IAM role using the Role drop-down list box.
    Note: If you select a role, make sure that the correct permissions are defined for that role so that the appropriate level of access is applied to your instance.
  8. You can optionally specify advanced options by clicking the Select advanced options link and refer to the next section for further details.
  9. Otherwise, click the Launch instance button.