Logging In to an ECS Using VNC

This section describes how to use VNC to log in to your ECS.

Restrictions and Limitations

  • The remote login function is implemented using customized ports. Therefore, before attempting to log in remotely, ensure that the port to be used is not blocked by the firewall. For example, if the remote login link is xxx:8002, ensure that port 8002 is not blocked by the firewall.
  • If the client OS uses a local proxy and the firewall port cannot be configured on the local proxy, disable the proxy mode and then try logging in remotely.

Procedure for Non-FPGA-Acceleration ECSs

Perform the following operations to log in to a non-FPGA-acceleration ECS:

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Under Computing, click Elastic Cloud Server.
  3. In the search box above the upper right corner of the ECS list, enter the ECS name, IP address, or ID, and click .
    Figure 1 Searching for an ECS
  4. Locate the row containing the ECS and click Remote Login in the Operation column.
  5. (Optional) If the system displays "Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log on", click Send CtrlAltDel in the upper right corner of the remote login page to log in to the ECS.
    Figure 2 Send CtrlAltDel
  6. (Optional) Display the cursor in the remote login panel. Perform this step if the cursor is not displayed after you remotely log in to a GPU-optimized G1 ECS. To do so, click Local Cursor in the upper right corner of the remote login panel.
    Figure 3 Local Cursor
  7. Enter the ECS password as prompted.

Procedure for FPGA-Acceleration ECSs

When you log in to an ECS using VNC, the system does not support copy and paste operations, reducing the efficiency of using the ECS. Unless otherwise specified, you are advised to log in to an FPGA-acceleration ECS using SSH. For details, see sections Logging In to a Linux ECS Using a Key Pair (SSH) and Logging In to a Linux ECS Using a Password (SSH).

FPGA-acceleration ECSs use the CentOS 7.3 64bit GUI. If you log in to an FPGA-acceleration ECS with only user root configured, the system will ask you to create a user when you log in to such an ECS. To do so, perform the following operations:

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Under Computing, click Elastic Cloud Server.
  3. In the search box above the upper right corner of the ECS list, enter the ECS name, IP address, or ID, and click .
    Figure 4 Searching for an ECS
  4. Locate the row containing the ECS and click Remote Login in the Operation column.
  5. Select a system language, for example, English, and click Next.
    Figure 5 Selecting a language
  6. Select your physical keyboard layout and click Next.
    Figure 6 Selecting a keyboard layout
  7. Set privacy items as required and click Next.
  8. Set the time zone for the ECS and click Next.
  9. (Optional) Associate with other accounts as required, or click Skip.
    Figure 7 Associating with other accounts
  10. Set Full Name and Username for the new user.
    • Full Name: specifies the user nickname.
    • Username: specifies your username, which is used to create the home directory and cannot be changed.
  11. Set the password.
  12. Click Start using CentOS Linux to use your ECS.
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