To manage your VPCs, navigate to Manage VPCs and choose your Cloud Account and Region.

You can manage your VPC in a Tabular or Graphical form by toggling between the two views as shown below. 

As you proceed to make changes to any component in your VPC, it will be reflected in the graphical view. This visualization gives you the bird’s eye view of your VPC and makes it easier to manage and add subnets, instances, load balancers, etc. You can add, delete or edit any section of your VPC just as described in the Migrate section.


You can create a new VSI or migrate a VSI to your existing VPC by following these steps:


1. Go to the Virtual Server Instances tab

2. Select your Cloud Account and Region

3. Click on Create New Virtual Server Instance

4. Give your new VSI a name and select the VPC, Resource Group and Zone information and click Next

5. Select an Instance Profile and click Next

6. In the Boot Volume and Image section, you will get a drop-down menu like shown in the image below.

            You will get the following 5 options to select the boot image for your new VSI:

  • New Images from IBM VPC: Select a fresh boot image from the list provided. 
  • Custom Image from IBM VPC: Select from custom images already stored in your VPC Gen 2.
  • Custom Image from IBM Classic Cloud: Select from custom images stored in the Image Templates in your classic environment.
  • Image from IBM Cloud Object Storage: Select from images stored in your Cloud Object Storage. You can learn more about it here.
  • IBM Classic VSI: Migrate your Classic VSI to VPC by taking a snapshot of the selected VSI in your classic environment.

Note: Your VSI will be rebooted when taking a snapshot. 

7. Once you have selected the image, you can add new Data VolumesNetwork Interfaces, and SSH Keys for your instance.

8. Now click on Create to create or migrate your VSI.