Launch a New Instance - Details


This tab allows you to specify details of your instance(s), such as the instance type, availability zone of your new instance(s), if applicable; tags, and user data.

  1. Enter the number of new instances to create in the Number of instances text box.
    Note: You may not launch more than 10 instances in a single security group.
  2. You can optionally enter one or more names for your new instance(s) in the Name(s) text box(es).
  3. Select an instance type from the Instance type drop-down list box.
  4. If you want to specify an availability zone other than the default, select an availability zone using the Availability zone drop-down list box.
    Note: The availability zone does not apply if you choose a VPC network for your security settings in the proceeding panel.
  5. To help you manage your cloud's instances, images, and other Eucalyptus resources, you can optionally assign your own metadata to each resource in the form of tags. You can use tags to create user-friendly names, make resource searching easier, and improve coordination between multiple users. To add tags to this resource:
    1. Type the key name for your tag into the name... text box.
    2. Type the value for your tag into the value... text box.
    3. To add this tag, click the Add Tag button.
    4. If you wish to delete a tag that you've already entered, click the x button to the right of the tag.
  6. To specify custom user data:
    • manually enter the data by selecting the Enter text option and typing the data into the provided text box.
    • attach a file by selecting the Upload file option then clicking the Choose File button to browse for the file.
  7. Click the Next button to proceed to the Security tab.