Terminate a cloud resource

A cloud admin can configure the system to generate a change request whenever a user requests the early termination of a resource. When an instance reaches the end of its lease (or its grace period), the system auto-terminates the resource and notifies the user.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_user who owns the VM, cloud operator, or cloud_admin

About this task

Caution: Termination deletes the resource and all associated data. You cannot recover a resource after terminating it. Be sure to capture all needed data before terminating.

Procedure

  1. Open the list of VMs.
    User RoleAction
    cloud operator or cloud_admin For your provider; Amazon AWS Cloud or Microsoft Azure Cloud: Navigate to Manage Resources > Virtual Machine Instances.
    cloud_user Navigate to Self Service > My Virtual Assets and click the My <provider> Assets tab.
  2. Click the VM name.
  3. On the <Provider> Virtual Machine Instance form, click the Terminate VM related link.
    If the resource Used for setting is Production, then the system creates a change request that must be approved by a cloud operator or cloud admin. If approval is not required, the system immediately terminates the VM. If approval is required, there may be a delay while an admin approves the change. You receive email when the admin approves. After the admin approves, return to the VM Instance form and click the Proceed with Change related link.

    The State of the VM becomes Terminated and the VM will no longer be visible in the My Virtual Assets portal.

    Important: AWS: The system does not delete volumes for terminated resources. Use the AWS console to delete volumes.