Managing ECS Lifecycle

ECS lifecycle management operations include starting, stopping, restarting, and deleting ECSs.

  • Starting or stopping a large number of ECSs increases host workload. If you want to start or stop a large number of ECSs, perform the operation in batches to prevent adverse impact on services running on other ECSs.
  • You can forcibly restart or stop a frozen ECS (that remains in the Restarting or Stopping state for a long time) at any time. In this case, any unsaved data on the ECS will be lost. Therefore, exercise caution when forcibly restarting or stopping an ECS.

    To perform lifecycle management operations:

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Under Computing, click Elastic Cloud Server.
  3. In the search box above the upper right corner of the ECS list, enter the ECS name, IP address, or ID, and click .
  4. Select the ECS and click Start, Stop, Restart, or Delete in the upper left corner of the ECS list.
  5. Confirm the displayed information. Table 1 describes the ECS statuses.
    Table 1 ECS statuses]

    Status

    Status Attribute

    Description

    Corresponding API Status

    Creating

    Intermediate

    The ECS has been created but is not running.

    BUILD/BUILDING

    Starting

    Intermediate

    The ECS is between the Stopped and Running states.

    SHUTOFF

    Running

    Stable

    The ECS is running properly.

    An ECS in this state can provide services.

    ACTIVE

    Stopping

    Intermediate

    The ECS is between the Running and Stopped states.

    ACTIVE

    Stopped

    Stable

    The ECS has been properly stopped.

    An ECS in this state cannot provide services.

    SHUTOFF

    Restarting

    Intermediate

    The ECS is being restarted.

    REBOOT

    Resizing

    Intermediate

    The ECS has received a change request and has started to perform the change operation.

    RESIZE

    Verifying resizing

    Intermediate

    The ECS is verifying the modified configuration.

    VERIFY_RESIZE

    Deleting

    Intermediate

    The ECS is being deleted.

    If the ECS remains in this state for a long time, exceptions may have occurred. In such an event, contact the administrator.

    ACTIVE/SHUTOFF/REBOOT/RESIZE/VERIFR_RESIZE/ /HARD_REBOOT/ REVERT_RESIZE/ERROR

    Deleted

    Intermediate

    The ECS has been deleted. An ECS in this state cannot provide services and will be promptly cleared from the system.

    DELETED

    Faulty

    Stable

    An exception has occurred on the ECS.

    An ECS in this state cannot provide services. Contact the administrator.

    ERROR

    Reinstalling OS

    Intermediate

    The ECS has received a request to reinstall the OS and has begun the reinstallation.

    SHUTOFF

    Reinstalling OS failed

    Stable

    The ECS received a request to reinstall the OS, but due to exceptions, the reinstallation failed.

    An ECS in this state cannot provide services. Contact the administrator.

    SHUTOFF

    Changing OS

    Intermediate

    The ECS received a request to change the OS and has begun implementing the changes.

    SHUTOFF

    OS Change failed

    Stable

    The ECS has received a request to change the OS, but due to exceptions, the changes failed to be implemented.

    An ECS in this state cannot provide services. Contact customer service.

    SHUTOFF

    Forcibly restarting

    Intermediate

    The ECS is being forcibly restarted.

    HARD_REBOOT

    Rolling back resizing

    Intermediate

    The ECS is rolling back resizing.

    REVERT_RESIZE

    Freezing a product

    Stable

    If your ECS has expired or overdue, the system administrator will stop the ECS.

    An ECS in this state cannot provide services. After some time, if you do not recharge it, it will be automatically deleted.

    SHUTOFF

    NOTE:

    If an ECS continues to remain in an intermediate state for over 30 minutes, exceptions may have occurred. In this event, contact the administrator.

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