This topic describes how to stop a preemptible instance and whether the stopped instance can be restarted under different conditions.

Background information

Only VPC-type preemptible instances support the No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected) feature. For more information, see No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected). The following table describes the restart of stopped instances that are of different network types and use different bidding modes.
Network type Bidding mode Stop mode Restart of stopped instance
Classic network SpotWithPriceLimit Keep Stopped Instances and Continue Billing The stopped instance can be restarted within the protection period. After the protection period ends:
  • If your bid price for the instance type is greater than or equal to the prevailing market price and if the stock of the instance type is sufficient, the stopped instance can be restarted.
  • If your bid price is lower than the prevailing market price or if the stock of the instance type is insufficient, the stopped instance cannot be restarted.
SpotAsPriceGo Keep Stopped Instances and Continue Billing The stopped instance can be restarted within the protection period. After the protection period ends:
  • If the stock of the instance type is sufficient, the stopped instance can be restarted.
  • If the stock of the instance type is insufficient, the stopped instance cannot be restarted.
VPC SpotWithPriceLimit Keep Stopped Instances and Continue Billing The stopped instance can be restarted within the protection period. After the protection period ends:
  • If your bid price for the instance type is greater than or equal to the prevailing market price and if the stock of the instance type is sufficient, the stopped instance can be restarted.
  • If your bid price is lower than the prevailing market price or if the stock of the instance type is insufficient, the stopped instance cannot be restarted.
No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected) The stopped instance can be restarted within the protection period as long as the stock of the instance type is sufficient. After the protection period ends:
  • If your bid price for the instance type is greater than or equal to the prevailing market price and if the stock of the instance type is sufficient, the stopped instance can be restarted.
  • If your bid price is lower than the prevailing market price or if the stock of the instance type is insufficient, the stopped instance cannot be restarted.
SpotAsPriceGo Keep Stopped Instances and Continue Billing The stopped instance can be restarted within the protection period. After the protection period ends:
  • If the stock of the instance type is sufficient, the stopped instance can be restarted.
  • If the stock of the instance type is insufficient, the stopped instance cannot be restarted.
No Fees for Stopped Instances (VPC-Connected) The stopped instance can be restarted within the protection period as long as the stock of the instance type is sufficient. After the protection period ends:
  • If the stock of the instance type is sufficient, the stopped instance can be restarted.
  • If the stock of the instance type is insufficient, the stopped instance cannot be restarted.

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 that you want to stop, and choose More > Instance Status > Stop in the Actions column.
  4. In the Stop Instance dialog box, click OK.