You can start or stop a Server Load Balancer (SLB) instance at any time. After being stopped, an SLB instance does not receive or forward requests any more.


  1. Log on to the SLB console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances > Server Load Balancer.
  3. Select the region of the target SLB instance and find the target instance.
  4. In the Actions column, choose More > Start or More > Stop.

  5. If you want to start or stop multiple instances at a time, select the target instances and click Start or Stop at the lower part of the page.