SWITCHengines Documentation

SWITCHengines allows you to create and use virtual machines (VM) on our cloud infrastructure. These virtual machines can be installed with most modern operating systems (Linux, BSD, Solaris or Windows based). Creating a VM is a simple, multi-step process.


SWITCHengines is a multiregion installation. At the moment, you can use two regions:

  • LS and
  • ZH



So be sure, you're in the right region, before you create or search your virtual machine, network, security rules, etc..

Getting access to SWITCHengines

Importing SSH keys

Defining firewall rules

Starting a virtual machine

Configuring the network