Launch a VM: Key Pair Use

Key Pair Tab – An SSH key pair is required to access your VM Instance.

You can create a new key pair for this Instance (Option 1) or choose a key pair from the Available list (Option 2).

📝 Note: Before deciding, you should check your local machine for an existing key pair (instructions). If you skip this step, the instance will not allow you to log in! See the Access your VM Instance Using SSH documentation for more information.

Configuration Tab – This section is not required for deployment and is not currently supported by the CADES team.

Metadata Tab – No user input required. Skip this step.

Click Launch Instance when you have completed all required sections.

Congratulations! A new instance will be launched. Once fully provisioned, the status will change to "Running," and you can access your VM Instance using SSH (instructions).