Shutting off a compute node

This procedure describes how to shut off a compute node and how to handle the VMs running on the compute node.

Procedure performed by: Solution administrator

Execution: Web portal only

Compute node shutdown is performed on the Cloud Controller’s web portal in the compute node’s action menu (…).

If you shut down a compute node with VMs running, prior to shutdown the system provides options to either migrate the VMs to another compute node (according to the migration zone, categories, tags, and available resources), or shut down the VM.

For best results, the VM owners should perform a proper shutdown within the VMs based on their application-specific shutdown procedure.

You can find the VMs running in a specific compute node by going in the compute node from the Hardware page and clicking View All in the Application Instances section.