This topic describes how to start or stop a Server Load Balancer (SLB) instance. You can start or stop SLB instances at any time. A stopped SLB instance does not receive or forward client traffic.


  1. Log on to the SLB console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances > Instances.
  3. Select a region and find the SLB instance that you want to start or stop.
  4. In the corresponding Actions column, choose More > Start or More > Stop.
  5. To start or stop multiple instances at a time, select the instances and click Start or Stop at the lower part of the page.