This topic describes how to restart an instance by using the ECS console.


  • Only instances in the Running state can be restarted.
  • Restarting an instance will stop the instance. As a result, services provided by the instance are disrupted.


  1. 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.

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

You can also call the RebootInstance API action to complete this task.