Infrastructure as a Service

Resources Every Virtual Server User Needs

By Appy Ayyagari posted Tue October 27, 2020 02:00 PM

Are you looking for clear, easily accessible ways to get started with or learn about your IBM Cloud® virtual server? We've pulled together a cheat sheet with links to all the resources you'll need to set up your virtual servers on classic infrastructure or Virtual Public Cloud (VPC).

Take those first steps

Getting started: when it comes to new accounts and services, this is something we all have in common. And it sounds simple enough, right? But we know the process isn't always as easy as we want. That's where this list comes in handy. Check out these links to resources designed to help you get started with your virtual server. 

The sky's the limit: Setting up for high availability

Personal downtime is great, server downtime is not. After you've completed the basics of creating and configuring your virtual server(s), your logical next step is to minimize downtime by setting up for high availability. 

Better experiences through load balancing

Another key component to running virtual servers is load balancing. Why? A load balancer maximizes the availability of your business-critical applications by automatically distributing traffic across multiple application server instances and redirecting traffic away from any unhealthy server. Bottom line: Load balancing allows servers to perform more efficiently and effectively for you and your customers.
    • Ready to get started with IBM Cloud Load Balancer? Start here>>
    • Want to explore IBM Cloud load balancers in greater depth? Check out this doc>>
We hope you've found these resources helpful. In case you're looking for more, here are additional support ideas for your journey with virtual servers: