Update the end of the lease for a VM

When a VM reaches the end of its lease or its grace period, the system terminates the resource and notifies the user. As a cloud user, you can request an extension or shortening of a lease for any of your virtual resources.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_user, cloud_operator, or cloud_admin

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 Update Lease End related link.
  4. Use the calendar to set a new date and time for the lease to expire. Click Update.
    The system submits your request.
  5. If approval is not required, the lease is immediately updated. 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.