This topic describes how to start or stop a Classic Load Balancer (CLB) instance. A stopped CLB instance does not receive or forward client requests.


  1. Log on to the CLB console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the CLB instance is deployed.
  3. On the Instances page, find the CLB instance and choose What to do next > Start or What to do next > Stop in the Actions column.
  4. To start or stop multiple CLB instances at a time, select the CLB instances and click Start or Stop at the lower part of the page.
    Start or stop an instance