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How to use Enterprise Instances
This page gathers information about the creation, management and specificities of Scaleway Enterprise Instances. Enterprise Instances are high-end instances based on the AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processor. These Instances support the boot-on-block feature which allows them to boot from attached Block Storage volumes. lock Storage is fully backed by SSDs and comes with guaranteed IOPS for critical applications. All data on the Block Storage platform is replicated three times to ensure integrity. Your data is highly available and remains accessible even in case of a disk failure.
Enterprise Instances come without local storage and you can add one or several Block Storage volumes depending on your requirements. The minimum size of a Block Storage volume is 10GB.
Follow the instructions for creating an Instance, ensuring you conform to the following:
Select Paris 2 or Paris 3 as your Availability Zone.
Select one of these Images, which are compatible with Enterprise Instances:
Ubuntu: Focal, Bionic, Xenial
My images: You can populate your own list of instance templates, created from a backup image of an existing Enterprise Instance.
Snapshots: You can recover an Enterprise instance from a snapshot of a previously saved block volume containing a compatible boot image.Note:
Enterprise Instances are not compatible with:
- Bootscripts, except for Rescue Mode
Select an Enterprise Instance as your Instance Type
When configuring your Block Storage volumes, bear in mind the following:
- You can attach one or several volumes to your instance, depending on your requirements.
- The minumum size for a Block Storage volume is 10 GB.
- If several Block Storage volumes are connected to an Enterprise Instance, the first volume will contain the OS and is required to boot the instance. You should not detach this first volume from your Instance in the future, to avoid any issues.
Follow the instructions for connecting to an Instance
Follow the instructions for backing up data with Snapshots
Snapshots created from a local volume
(l_ssd) can not be used to create an Enterprise Instance, as it only supports booting from block volume
Enterprise Instances rely on the AMD EPYC™ 7003 series Processor, which provides the SEV feature. AMD SEV helps keep your Instance’s data confidential, by encrypting the memory of the virtual machine. SEV doesn’t require any changes to your application software, it is enabled in the hypervisor and in the image of the Enterprise Instance. More details on the SEV feature are available at the AMD website.
You can check that SEV is activated on your Enterprise Instance by entering the following into its command line::
# dmesg | grep -i sev
- As the encryption is activated at the boot of the Instance, the boot time can take few seconds more on larger Enterprise instances.
- If the instance is booted into Rescue Mode, SEV is disabled automatically.