Updated on 2023-03-24 GMT+08:00

Buying an Instance


Your RocketMQ instance will be deployed in physical isolation and exclusively used by you. You can customize the computing capabilities and storage space of an instance based on service requirements.


A VPC configured with security groups and subnets is available. For details, see Preparing Required Resources.

Buying an Instance

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner to select a region.

    Select the region your application is in.

  3. Click and choose Application > Distributed Message Service (for RocketMQ) to open the console of DMS for Kafka.
  4. Click Buy RocketMQ Instance in the upper right corner of the page.
  5. Specify Billing Mode, Region, Project, and AZ.
  6. Configure the following instance parameters:

    1. Instance Name: Enter a name for the instance.
    2. Enterprise Project: Select an enterprise project based on service requirements.
    3. Specifications: Select Default or Custom.
      If you select Default, specify the flavor, number of brokers, and broker storage space to be supported by the RocketMQ instance based on the site requirements.
      • Version: RocketMQ version. Currently, only version 4.8.0 is supported.
      • Instance Type: Currently, only cluster instances are supported.
      • CPU Architecture: Currently, only x86 architecture is supported.
      • Specifications: Select specifications based on service requirements.
      • Brokers: Number of brokers.
      • Storage Space per Broker: Disk type and total storage space of each broker.

        The disk type can be high I/O or ultra-high I/O. For details on how to select a disk type, see Disk Types and Disk Performance.

      Figure 1 Default specifications

      If you select Custom, the system calculates the number of brokers and broker storage space for different flavors based on your specified number of topics, peak creation TPS, peak retrieval TPS, average message size, and number of messages created every day. You can select one of the recommended flavors as required.

      Figure 2 Specification calculation

  7. Configure the instance network parameters.

    1. Select a VPC and a subnet.

      A VPC provides an isolated virtual network for your RocketMQ instances. You can configure and manage the network.

      After the RocketMQ instance is created, its VPC and subnet cannot be changed.

    2. Select a security group.

      A security group is a set of rules for accessing a RocketMQ instance.

  8. Select the required duration.

    This parameter is displayed only if the billing mode is yearly/monthly.

  9. Click More Settings to configure more parameters.

    • Configure Public Access.

      Public access is disabled by default. You can enable or disable it as required. After public access is enabled, configure an IPv4 EIP for each broker.

    • Configure SSL.

      This parameter indicates whether to enable SSL authentication when a client connects to the RocketMQ instance. If SSL is enabled, data will be encrypted before transmission for enhanced security.

      This setting cannot be changed after the instance is created. If you want to use a different SSL setting after the instance is created, you must create another instance.

    • Specify tags.

      Tags are used to identify cloud resources. When you have many cloud resources of the same type, you can use tags to classify cloud resources by dimension (for example, usage, owner, or environment).

      • If you have created predefined tags, select a predefined pair of tag key and value. To view or create predefined tags, click View predefined tags on the right. You will then be directed to the TMS console.
      • You can also create new tags by entering Tag key and Tag value.

      Up to 20 tags can be added to each RocketMQ instance.

    • Enter a description of the instance.

  10. Click Buy.
  11. Confirm the instance information, and read and agree to the HUAWEI CLOUD Customer Agreement. If you have selected the yearly/monthly billing mode, click Pay Now and make the payment as prompted. If you have selected the pay-per-use mode, click Submit.
  12. Return to the instance list and check whether the instance has been created.

    It takes 3 to 15 minutes to create an instance. During this period, the instance status is Creating.

    • If the instance is created successfully, its status changes to Running.
    • If the instance fails to be created, view Instance Creation Failures. Delete the instance by referring to Deleting an Instance and create another instance. If the instance creation fails again, contact customer service.