You provision instances from the Joyent portal. You are charged by the hour for any instances you have provisioned in the Joyent Public Cloud.
|You are charged for your instance whether it is running or not.|
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To provision a instance:
- Click Create Instance in your Joyent portal dashboard. The Create Instance page appears
- From the first drop-down menu, choose the datacenter where your instance will be provisioned. Currently, Joyent provides the following datacenters:
- us-west-1: Datacenter located in San Francisco, California.
- us-sw-1: Datacenter located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- us-east-1: Datacenter located in Ashburn, Virginia.
- eu-ams-1: Datacenter located in Amsterdam, Holland.
- From the second drop-down menu, select the operating system
- Choose an image from the list. You can use the second drop-down menu to limit the items on the list to images of a particular operating system. The default is to display all images available in the datacenter you selected.
- The view changes to allow you to select an instance type which specifies the amount of RAM, disk, and CPUs your instance can use.
- After you select your instance type, click Create Instance to provision your instance. You can give the instance a name.
The name field is optional. This name is used in displaying the list of instances. It is not the host name. If you do not provide a name, the image name defaults to the machine UUID, which is unwieldy.
If successful, the portal will refresh and display a page with a confirmation message. You can then access your newly provisioned instance by clicking its name.
You should take a minute to understand how to login to machines you provision in the Joyent Cloud.