7.3. Suspending and Resuming Virtual Environments

A virtual environment can be suspended or resumed like an ordinary computer. Depending on the virtual environment state, only those operations are accessible that comply with its current state. For example, a running container cannot be resumed for obvious reasons, and so on.

You may temporarily suspend the virtual environments if you need to restart the physical server hosting them. After the restart, the virtual environments can be easily resumed.

To suspend a virtual environment, you can do one of the following:

  • Expand the name of any physical server listed in the Infrastructure or Logical View sections in the left menu and choose Suspend from the context menu.
  • Click the Operate > Suspend link on the virtual environment toolbar.
  • Click the Infrastructure item, go to the Virtual Environments tab, select the check box to the left of the virtual environment you want to suspend, and click the Suspend button above the table.
  • Select a physical server, go to the Virtual Environments tab, select the check box to the left of the virtual environment you want to suspend, and click the Suspend button above the table.

To resume a virtual environment, you can do one of the following:

  • Expand the name of any physical server listed in the Infrastructure or Logical View sections in the left menu and choose Start from the context menu.
  • Click the Operate > Start button link on the virtual environment toolbar.
  • Click the Infrastructure item, go to the Virtual Environments tab, select the check box to the left of the virtual environment you want to resume, and click the Start button above the table.
  • Select a physical server, go to the Virtual Environments tab, select the check box to the left of the virtual environment you want to resume, and click the Start button above the table.