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How to create a Mac mini M1

Reviewed on 16 June 2023Published on 26 May 2021

This page shows how to create your first Mac mini M1 with the Scaleway console.

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets

Due to license constraints, the minimum lease for Apple silicon is 24 hours. As a result, a Mac mini M1 can only be deleted after 24 hours have passed from when you initiated the lease.

  1. Click Apple silicon in the Bare Metal section of the side menu. The Apple silicon creation page displays.


    If you have existing Mac mini M1s in your account, you will see a list of these instead of the creation page, alone with the «Plus Icon» button for creating a new Mac mini M1.

  2. Click Create Mac mini M1. The Mac mini M1 creation wizard displays.

  3. Complete the following steps in the wizard:

    • Choose an Availability Zone, which is the geographical region where your Mac mini M1 will be deployed.
    • Select the hardware configuration for your Mac mini M1.
    • Enter a Name for your Mac mini M1, or leave the randomly-generated name in place.
    • Verify the Estimated cost for your Mac mini M1, based on the specifications you chose.
  4. Click Create a Mac mini M1 to finish. The installation of your Apple silicon is launched, and you are informed when it is ready.


    Mac mini, macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used by Apple under license. Scaleway is not affiliated with Apple Inc.

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