hands-on lab

Creating an Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Up to 1h
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Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud is a foundational cloud offering that allows you to create private networks to host your cloud infrastructure. A VPC is a configurable base layer tool that underpins almost every other commonly used cloud service.

Being able to create private networks in the cloud enables you to control access to your cloud resources and implement best practice network security principles.

In this hands-on lab, you will use the Alibaba Cloud management console to create and configure a new VPC.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Navigate to the Alibaba Cloud VPC console
  • Create and configure a new Alibaba Cloud VPC
  • Inspect and observe the configuration of your VPC

Intended Audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • Network Architects
  • DevOps Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Virtual Private Cloud concepts from other cloud vendors
  • Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service networking

The following AWS course and Alibaba Cloud lecture can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

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About the author

Learning paths

Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging Into the Alibaba Cloud Console
Creating an Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)