Creating a VM from a public image

    To create a VM:

    1. Open the folder where the VM will be created.

    2. Click Create resource.

    3. Select Virtual machine.

    4. In the Name field, enter the VM name.

      • The name must be unique within the folder.
      • The name may contain lowercase Latin letters, numbers, and hyphens.
      • The first character must be a letter. The last character can't be a hyphen.
      • The maximum length of the name is 63 characters.
    5. Select the availability zone to locate the VM in.

    6. Select a public image with the software you want to use.

    7. In the Computing resources section:

      • Choose the platform.
      • Specify the necessary number of vCPUs and amount of RAM.


      To create a VM from a GitLab image, at least 4 virtual cores (100% vCPU) and 4 GB of RAM are required.

    8. In the Network settings section, click Add network.

    9. In the window that opens, select the subnet to connect the VM to when creating it.

    10. In Public address, choose:

      • Automatically — to set a public IP address automatically. The address is allocated from the pool of Yandex.Cloud addresses.
      • List — to select a public IP address from the list of static addresses. For more information, see the section Making a dynamic public IP address static in the Virtual Private Cloud service documentation.
      • No address — to not assign a public IP address.
    11. Specify data required for accessing the VM.

    12. Click Create VM.

    VM creation takes several minutes. When the VM status changes to RUNNING, proceed to configuring software. You can monitor VM statuses on the list of VMs in the folder.