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Elastic Compute Service:Restart an instance

Last Updated:Oct 30, 2023

This topic describes how to restart one or more instances in the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) console.


The instances that you want to restart are in the Running state.

Background information

You may need to restart ECS instances, usually for maintenance purposes, such as to apply system updates or to save and apply configurations.


The restart operation stops the instance for a short period of time and may interrupt services that are running on the instance. We recommend that you restart instances during off-peak hours.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Instances.

  3. In the upper-left corner of the top navigation bar, select a region. 地域

  4. Restart one or more instances based on your business requirements.

    • To restart a single instance, find the instance and choose icon1 > Instance Status > Restart in the Actions column.

    • To restart multiple instances, select one or more instances and click icon1 > Restart in the lower part of this page.

  5. In the Restart Instance dialog box, set Restart Mode and click OK.