Stop or start a VM Cloud users can power-off and power-on their assigned VMs. Cloud admins and operators can perform the actions on any VM. Before you beginRole required: cloud_user, cloud_operator, or cloud_admin About this task Restrictions: Only a resource that was successfully provisioned can be started or stopped. The link that appears depends on the State of the virtual machine (On/Stop or Off/Start). If the start or stop action is subject to change control, a pop-up window asks whether to proceed. Procedure Open the list of VMs by navigating to Cloud Management > Cloud Resources and clicking the Compute tab. Click the VM name. lick Stop or Start related link. OptionDescription Stop Stops the VM and deallocates any associated NIC. When the operation finishes, the VM is no longer running and the account will not be billed for its usage.If the VM is under change control (as is typically the case for production systems), the system generates a change request. Click OK to stop the VM. Start Starts the VM. When the operation finishes, the VM is running and billing starts. If the VM is subject to change control (as is typically the case for production systems), the system generates a change request. 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.