How to create an instance in the xneelo Cloud dashboard

Note: This article relates to a product currently in beta testing.

When creating an instance, it is recommended to use a pre-built template of an operating system, which allows you to create a new instance with the desired configuration.

A pre-built template is called an ‘image’ and it contains the operating system and software packages required to run your applications. This allows for the creation of multiple instances with the same base operating system configuration making it easier to manage and scale applications.

This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to create an instance on xneelo’s Cloud platform.


  • 1
    Log in to your xneelo Cloud dashboard.  
  • 2
    Using the menu on the left, navigate to Compute > Instances.
  • 3
    On the right-hand side, above the list of instances, click on the Create Instance button.
  • 4
    In the dialog box that appears, give your instance a name in the Instance Name field. The rest of the fields are optional. Click Next when you’re finished.
  • 5
    Under Flavours, scroll down and select the relevant Flavour you want to use for your instance. Click Next when you have selected the flavour.
  • 6
    In the Select Boot Source dropdown menu at the top of the dialog box, choose Image.
  • 7
    Under Available, select the image you want to use. Click Next when you're done.
  • 8
    Click Next in the Networks step since the default network has already been set up and selected.
  • 9
    In the Key Pair step, you will have to allocate a key pair. If you haven't imported a key pair yet, you can follow the steps in the How to Import an SSH Public Key article.
    You can also create or import a key pair using the action buttons at the top of the dialog box: + Create Key Pair or Import Key Pair.
  • 10
    In the security groups step, the 'default' security group will be selected for you. You can either accept the default, add an additional security group(s) or replace the default with a different security group(s).
    1. Should you want to create a new security group, follow the steps in the Creating a Security Group article.
  • 11
    Once you’ve assigned your Security Group, click Create Instance to create your instance
  • 12
    After the dialog box closes, you can view your new instance in the list on the Instance page.

What happens next

Connect to your instance using the SSH Protocol.