This topic describes how to stop a preemptible instance and whether it can start successfully after being stopped in different conditions.

Background information

Only preemptible instances in a VPC support the No fees for stopped VPC instances feature. The network type, bidding mode, and stop mode of an instance combine to determine whether a preemptible instance can restart successfully. The following table provides the details.
Network type Bidding mode Stop mode Can the stopped instance be restarted?
Classic network SpotWithPriceLimit Keep Stopped Instances and Continue Billing During the guaranteed duration, the instance can be restarted successfully. However, after the guaranteed duration, the instance can only be restarted successfully if your bid is not lower than the market price and if the number of resources is sufficient.
SpotAsPriceGo Keep Stopped Instances and Continue Billing During the guaranteed duration, the instance can be restarted successfully. However, after the guaranteed duration, the instance cannot be restarted if the number of resources is insufficient.
VPC SpotWithPriceLimit Keep Stopped Instances and Continue Billing During the guaranteed duration, the instance can be restarted successfully. However, after the guaranteed duration, the instance can only be restarted successfully if your bid is not lower than the market price and if the number of resources is sufficient.
Stop/Force Stop (no fees will be incurred if either of the options is selected) During the guaranteed duration, the instance can be restarted successfully as long as the number of resources is sufficient. However, after the guaranteed duration, the instance can only be restarted successfully if your bid is not lower than the market price and if the number of resources is sufficient.
SpotAsPriceGo Keep Stopped Instances and Continue Billing During the guaranteed duration, the instance can be restarted successfully. However, after the guaranteed duration, the instance cannot be restarted if the number of resources is insufficient.
Stop/Force Stop (no fees will be incurred if either of the options is selected) During the guaranteed duration, the instance can be restarted successfully as long as the number of resources is sufficient. However, after the guaranteed duration, the instance cannot be restarted if the number of resources is insufficient.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Instances.
  3. On the Instances page, find the preemptible instance to be stopped. In the Actions column, choose More > Instance Status > Stop.
  4. In the Stop Instance dialog box, click OK.