Creating a New Cloud Server

Updated by Chris Little on May 04, 2018
Article Code: kb/923


The heart of the CenturyLink Cloud Platform is the ability to create and manage virtual infrastructure. In this KB article, we demonstrate how to provision new virtual machines in CenturyLink Cloud. Once you've gone through this KB article and created a new server, you can follow the getting Started guide to learn how to securely connect to your new server.

Guided Steps

  1. Login to the Control Portal and select Create >> Server from the menu.

    create server menu

  2. Input the appropriate general information for your new server.

    create server inputs

  3. Input the required resources, network and other advanced configuration information for your new server.

    • CPU, RAM & Storage up to the platform maximums. Virtual server configurations can be modified after deployment.
    • Enable a CPU autoscale policy if desired.
    • Select a Network for your virtual machine.
    • Set a primary and secondary dns server. (CenturyLink provides the following default DNS servers: and
    • Enable a Time to Live (TTL) if desired for your virtual machine to be destroyed.

    create server resources

  4. Select the Create Server button and this will place your build into the queue.