Instance types, also referred to as flavors, are templates defining the resources to be used by a VM instance. The Instance type is selected when creating a VM instance.
Create New Instance Type¶
Navigate to the Main menu > Compute > Instance Type view. The Instance Type list is displayed.
Click Create in the top toolbar.
In the Create Instance Type window, enter the following:
Name - name that will identify the instance type.
vCPUs - vCPU resource configuration depends on the selected mode:
Simple - directly enter the number of vCPUs defined for this instance type.
Advanced - enter the number of sockets, CPU cores per socket, and number of threads per CPU. The product of all three is number of vCPUs defined for this instance type.
Memory - enter RAM in GB.
Click OK. The new instance type will appear in the list with the following parameters:
VMs - number of VM’s using the instance type.
Delete Instance Type¶
Navigate to the Main menu > Compute > Instance Type view.
From the displayed list, select the instance type to be deleted.
Click Remove in the top toolbar.
Public instance types can not be removed.