This topic describes how to restart an instance through the ECS console. You can also choose to call the RebootInstance API action.


  • Only instances in the Running state can be restarted.
  • When you restart an instance, the instance is stopped. As a result, services provided by the instance are disrupted.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances.
  3. Select the target region.
  4. Find the target instance, and then choose More > Instance Status > Restart in the Actions column.

    To restart multiple instances, select all required instances and then click Restart at the bottom of the instance list.

  5. In the displayed Restart Instance dialog box, select a Restart Mode, and then click OK.

Related API: RebootInstance