Connecting to an Instance
You can connect to a running compute instance by using a Secure Shell (SSH) or Remote Desktop connection.
For step-by-step instructions, see the following tasks:
- Connecting to a Linux Instance
- Connecting to a Windows Instance
- Connecting to an Instance on a Private Subnet Using a Bastion
For permissions, see Required IAM Policy for Working with Instances.
Troubleshooting the SSH Connection
If you're unable to connect to an instance using SSH, follow the troubleshooting steps in Troubleshooting the SSH Connection.