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An Availability Zone refers to the geographical location in which your Elastic Metal server will be created. The latency between multiple AZs of the same region is low, as they have a common network layer. Find below the list of availability zones by region:
- France - Paris (
Elastic Metal server
Elastic Metal allow you to order dedicated servers on-demand, like cloud Instances. Elastic Metal servers can be used for large workloads, big data and applications that require increased security and dedicated resources.
Flexible IP addresses are public IP addresses that you can hold independently of any Elastic Metal server. When you create an Elastic Metal server, its public IP address is also a flexible IP address. Flexible IP addresses can be attached to and detached from any of your servers as you wish. You can keep a number of flexible IP addresses in your account at any given time. When you delete a flexible IP address, it is disassociated from your account to be used by other users.
An image is a file that contains the OS, application data, and any files that might be related to your applications. If you do not know yet which image you want to run on the Elastic Metal, you can order the server without preinstalled image.
Public IP addresses are routed on the Internet. You can enter the public IP address of your Elastic Metal server into any browser connected to the Internet, and access content being served from that Elastic Metal. You can think of public IP addresses like postal addresses for buildings - they are unique, and tell the routers directing traffic through the Internet where to find a particular server.
Private Networks allow your Elastic Metal servers to communicate with other Scaleway resources in an isolated and secure network, without the need of being connected to the public Internet.
A Region is represented as a Geographical area such as France (Paris:
fr-par) or the Netherlands (Amsterdam:
nl-ams). It can contain multiple Availability Zones.
Rescue mode restarts your server via the network on a minimal operating system. You can use rescue mode to debug your server and recover your system data. Rescue mode creates a ramdisk with the content of a downloaded rootfs. You will have access to all your disks and will be able to perform debug and rescue actions. After disabling rescue mode, you will have to reboot your server. Your server needs to be running to switch to rescue mode.
Tags allow you to organize your resources. This gives you the possibility of sorting and filtering your cloud assets in any organizational pattern of your choice, which in turn helps you arrange, control and monitor your cloud resources. You can assign as many tag as you want to each Scaleway product.