How to Launch a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Instance on ECS?

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Prerequisites

Create an Alibaba Cloud Account

Register and create an Alibaba Cloud account from here — https://account.alibabacloud.com/register/intl_register.htm

Specify an SSH Key Pair

To specify an SSH key pair when creating a Linux instance, you must create an SSH key pair in the target region.

Assign an Elastic IP

To assign an Elastic IP, you must create an EIP in the Network & Security section.

Create a Security Group

Create a Security group with the required rules.

Procedure

Step 1. Let’s begin with purchasing ECS, go to https://www.alibabacloud.com/product/ecs and click Buy Now.

Step 2. Log on to the ECS console. If you do not have an account, register with a simple Sign Up process.

Step 3. Complete the Basic Configurations as follows:

  • System Disk: Required. A system disk is required for installing the operating system. Specify the cloud disk category and size for the system disk. The default size is 40 GiB, with a maximum size of 500 GiB.
  • Data Disk: Optional. If you create a cloud disk as a data disk, you must select the disk type, size, and quantity, and set whether to encrypt it. You can create an empty data disk or create a data disk from a snapshot. Up to 16 data disks can be added.

Step 4. Click Next: Networking to finish the network and security group configuration:

  • Select a network:
  • VPC: You must select a VPC and a VSwitch. If you do not have a VPC and a VSwitch, you can use the default ones.
  • Configure the Network Billing Method:
  • To assign a public IP address to the instance, select Assign public IP. Then, select Pay-By-Traffic as the network billing method and specify the bandwidth.
  • Instances use an Elastic IP (EIP) address to access the Internet, you do not need to assign a public IP address. You can detach an EIP address from an instance.
  • You can also select the Network Bandwidth as required.
  • Select a security group. If you have not created a security group, you can use the default security group.

Step 5. Click Next: System Configurations to finish the following configuration:

  • Select and set login credentials. You can choose Set Later or set it now.
  • Specify the instance name, which is displayed in the ECS console, and the hostname, which is displayed inside the guest operating system.

Step 6. (Optional) Click Next: Grouping to manage instances by the group. You can add tags to instances to simplify future management.

Step 7. Click the Preview button to confirm your order.

  • In the Configurations Selected area, confirm all the configurations. You can also click the edit icon to re-edit the configuration.
  • Read and confirm you agree to the ECS Service Level Agreement.

Step 8. Click Create Instance. You can see your instance in the Console. Wait for a few minutes for the instance to display running status in Green color.

Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 server on Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) has been successfully launched.

Original Source

https://www.alibabacloud.com/blog/how-to-launch-a-red-hat-enterprise-linux-8-instance-on-ecs_595012?spm=a2c41.13112012.0.0

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