Why create an instance

To use our services you need to create an instance first in order to use it. This means you will set everything up according to your needs, create the instance and then connect to it via SSH key.

Please note: if you are using Genesis Cloud through public API, use our developers' guide here: Getting Started


How to create an instance

Navigate to the instance creation page by clicking “Create new Instance” in your compute dashboard. Now complete the following steps: 

  1. Select the data center location that better suits your needs. More information on that are here

  2. Add a Linux hostname and nickname of choice.

  3. Select the instance type you need (you can only use the amount of quota for each instance you were granted in the step before). 

  4. If needed, install the NVIDIA® GPU driver 470. 

  5. Now, select the preferred, preconfigured image (this depends on your use case, e.g. machine learning Using Machine Learning images ). 

  6. To access your instance securely at a later stage, add your set-up SSH key here or generate a password. 

  7. You can start with our standard security group or use a custom security group (learn how to set them up here). 

  8. Finally, choose if you want to have a Static IP for your instance. This means that the public IP address will stay the same between start-stop events of your instance. 

  9. On the right side, you decide if you want to use the created instance on-demand or as a long-instance. Depending on the use case this choice can have some major impacts on the pricing. 

  10. Click on “Create Instance” on the right side.


How to connect to your created instance

Creating the instance might take a few minutes. Once this step is done, you can connect to your instance via SSH key. Once you’re done with your usage, come back to the instance page and stop the instance. 

Please note: If you're working from Linux / macOS or via the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), check out this guide. Windows Users can get started using PuTTY (here is how to do that).