Stopping and pausing an instance group
You can completely or partially stop an instance group.
Stopping a group
The group status first changes to
STOPPING followed by
STOPPED. The statuses of all instances first change to
STOPPING_INSTANCE and then to
STOPPED. Afterwards, no other charges are incurred for VM use.
Any significant changes to a stopped group, such as re-sizing the group or re-configuring instances, are only applied after the group starts.
You can stop a group by following the instructions.
Pausing processes in a group only interrupts the automatic scaling of the group and the auto-healing and updating of instances. All instances running when processes are paused continue to run.
The group status changes to
PAUSED. The statuses of all the instances remain unchanged, and you will continue to be charged for their use.
Any significant changes to the group, such as re-sizing the group or re-configuring instances, will not be applied until processes are resumed.
You can pause processes in a group by following the instructions.