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How to create a Mac mini

Reviewed on 29 February 2024Published on 26 May 2021

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


  • Be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed, or an IAM user with the necessary permissions
  • A Scaleway account logged into the console
  • An SSH key added to your account

Due to license constraints, the minimum lease for Apple silicon is 24 hours. As a result, the earliest you can delete a Mac mini is 24 hours after the start of its lease.

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

    Should your account already contain Mac minis, a list of these will be displayed rather than the Apple silicon splash page. Alongside, you will see a (+ Create Mac mini) button, which you can click to create a new Mac mini.

  2. Click Create Mac mini. The Mac mini creation wizard displays.
  3. Complete the following steps in the wizard:
    • Choose an Availability Zone, which is the geographical region where your Mac mini will be deployed. The available Mac mini configurations depend on the Availbility Zone:
      • Mac mini M2 pro and M2 are available in PARIS 1
      • Mac mini M1 are available in PARIS 3
    • Choose a macOS version. Note that if you choose a macOS other than the one installed by default, there will be a delay of about 1 hour before the Mac mini is made available.
    • Enter a Name for your Mac mini, or leave the randomly-generated name in place.
    • Verify the Estimated cost for your Mac mini based on your chosen specifications.
  4. Click Create Mac mini 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.

See also
How to connect to a Mac mini
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