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 beginRole required: cloud_user, cloud_operator, or cloud_admin About this task Procedure Open the list of VMs by navigating to Cloud Management > Cloud Resources and clicking the Compute tab. Click the VM name. Click Update Lease End in the Related Links section. Use the calendar to set a new date and time for the lease to expire. Click Update. The system submits your request. 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.