Start, view, and stop an instance

Last Updated: Aug 01, 2017

This section describes how to start, view, and stop an instance.

Start an instance

Note: Only instances in Stopped status can be started.

To start an instance, perform the following:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances.
  3. Select a region.
  4. Select the desired instance. You can select multiple instances, as long as they are all in Stopped status.
  5. Click Start at the bottom of the page.

View an instance

Use the console to view the following instance information:

  • Quantity and operating statuses of instances in each region.
  • Basic configuration, payment, and monitoring information.
  • Disks.
  • Snapshots.
  • Related security groups.

To view instances, perform the following:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. On the overview page, you can view the operating statuses of ECS instances in all regions.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances.
  4. Select a region, and click the name of the instance you want to view.
    (Optional) You can also search for the name of the instance you want to view.

You can then view instance details, including its:

  • Region.
  • Zone.
  • Configuration specification.
  • Payment status.
  • CPU.
  • Network usage.

Note: You can also view and manage the instance’s disks, snapshots, and security group information.

Stop an instance

On the console, you can stop an instance in a similar manner to an actual server.

Note:

  • Stopping an instance may disrupt your business traffic. Proceed with caution.
  • Only instances in Running status can be stopped.

To stop an instance, perform the following:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances.
  3. Select a region.
  4. Select the desired instance. You can select multiple instances, as long as they are all in Running status.
  5. Click Stop.
  6. Select Stop in the displayed dialog box. Click OK.
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