This section describes how to launch and connect to Debian GUI Linux on Alibaba Cloud environment.
To SSH the VM, first note the public IP address of the instance as highlighted below.
Open putty, enter the public IP here and hit Open.
This will open SSH window. Login as root and enter the password set during VM creation
Now add new user by following below command
- Go to Alibaba Marketplace and search for Debian GUI Linux.
- Click on Choose Your Plan button
replace username with name of the user. Follow the instructions on the terminal.
Once new user is added , add that user to sudo group by running-
adduser username sudo
Now the new user is added, you can connect to the VM's desktop environment from any local windows machine using RDP or linux machine using Remmina.
To connect using RDP via Windows machine, first note the Public IP of the VM
Then From your local windows machine, goto "start" menu , in the search box type and select "Remote desktop connection"
In the "Remote Desktop connection" wizard, paste the Public IP and click connect
This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment. Provide username and password set in above step 5 to authenticate. Click OK
Now you are connected to out of box Debian GUI Linux environment via Windows machines.
To connect using RDP via Linux machine, first note the external IP of the VM from VM details page,then from your local Linux machine, goto menu , in the search box type and select "Remmina".
Note:: If you don't have Remmina installed on your Linux machine, first Install Remmina as per your linux distribution.
In the "Remmina Remote Desktop Client" wizard, select the RDP option from dropdown and paste the external ip and click enter
This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment. Provide username and password set in step 5 to authenticate. Click OK
Now you are connected to out of box Debian GUI Linux environment via Linux machine.