State changes for VMs

The services portal for VMs enables an administrator to change machine states if the changes are permitted by the VM providers.

The table lists possible states for VMs and the change controls that are available for each state.
Table 1. State Changes
State Controls
On
  • Modify VM
  • Update Lease End
  • Stop VM
  • Pause VM (VMware)
  • Terminate VM
Off
  • Modify VM
  • Start VM
  • Update Lease End
  • Terminate VM
Paused
  • Modify VM
  • Start VM
  • Update Lease End
  • Terminate VM
Scheduled
  • Modify VM
  • Cancel VM
  • Update Lease End
Starting No changes are permitted when a VM is in transition between states
Stopping No changes are permitted when a VM is in transition between states
Terminated No state changes are possible
Error
  • Terminate
  • Update Lease End
Cancelled No state changes are possible
Pausing No changes are permitted when a VM is in transition between states
Terminating No changes are permitted when a VM is in transition between states