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  6. Configuring an ECS

Configuring an ECS

After the ECS is created, you must configure it to ensure that ECSs created subsequently are available.

This section describes how to configure the ECS.


You have logged in to the ECS using VNC.

For detailed operations, see the Elastic Cloud Server User Guide.

Configuring DHCP for NICs

  1. On the ECS, choose Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet Connections.
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center. Figure 1 shows the Network and Sharing Center window.
    Figure 1 Network and Sharing Center
  4. Select the connection that uses the static IP address. Figure 2 shows the connection.
    Figure 2 Local Area Connection 2 Status

  5. Click Properties and select the configured Internet protocol version.
  6. In the General tab, select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically and click OK. Figure 3 shows the dialog box for configuring the IP address obtaining mode.
    Figure 3 Configuring the IP address obtaining mode

    The system will automatically obtain an IP address. You are advised to record the original IP address so that you can restore it if necessary.

  7. (Recommended) Disable your antivirus and intrusion detection software. You can enable the software after the Guest OS driver is installed.
  8. Install Cloudbase-Init and complete required configurations. For details, see Installing Cloudbase-Init.
  9. Install special drivers by following the instructions in (Optional) Installing Special Drivers.
  1. Set the ECS resolution to 1920 x 1080 (recommended) or smaller.

(Optional) Enabling Remote Desktop Connection

To connect to the ECS using Remote Desktop, you need to enable Remote Desktop Connection. Only GPU-optimized ECSs support this function.

  1. Choose Start, right-click Computer, and choose Properties from the shortcut menu.
  2. Click Remote settings.
  3. In the Remote tab, select Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure).
  4. Click OK.
  5. Choose Start > Control Panel and navigate to Windows Firewall.
  6. Choose Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall in the left pane.
  7. Select programs and features that are allowed by the Windows firewall for Remote Desktop based on your network requirements and click OK in the lower part.
    Figure 4 Configuring Remote Desktop