zCompute User Guide

Quick Start - Basic

Upload Your Own Image

Images provide the information required to launch an instance. A single image can be used to launch multiple instances with the same configuration. You can create multiple images to allow various instance configurations. There are multiple ways to creates an image:

  • File Upload

  • URL

  • Using a volume or a snapshot of existing instance

Learn more about Image Requirements

Create a Compute Instance

An instance is a virtual machine hosted on Zadara Cloud Services. An instance is launched using a copy of image or volume of your choice, which provides an initial configuration for that instance. There are multiple instance types of which you can choose when you launch an instance. An instance type determines the used resources required by your instance. Instance’s type can also be changed after launch.

Start Creating VM Instances

Add a Data Disk to Your VM

Volumes are block devices which you can mount as devices on your instances, and persist independently from the life of the instance. You can create a file system on top of these volumes, or use them in any way you would use a block device. Volumes can also be used to launch new instances.

Adding Storage to VM Instances

Make Your Instance Accessible

By default, your instances do not have a public IP address, which makes them unreachable from the internet. Elastic IP is a public IP which is accessible to the internet. Elastic IPs can be attached and detached to your instance as you choose, to allow internet access.

Start Associating Security Groups with VM Instances

Quick Start - Advanced

Add Load Balancer

Load Balancer allows you to automatically distributes incoming traffic across multiple targets, such as instances, or IP addresses. There are two types of load balancers:

  • Application Load Balancer (ALB) - Distributes HTTP or HTTPS traffic using application layer protocol based routing.

  • Network Load Balancer (NLB) - Distributes TCP traffic regardless of the application layer protocol.

Learn more about zCompute’s Load Balancing capabilities.

Create Your Own Virtual Private Cloud

Virtual Private Cloud allows you to create an isolated section of the Zadara Cloud Services where you can launch resources in a virtual network that you define. VPC offers you a complete control of you network environment, including selection of an IP address range of your choice, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables, network gateways and security groups.

Learn more about VPCs and zCompute networking capabilities.

Explore our user guide to manage and use your zCompute account