Virtual Server Power Options

To manage a virtual server power options:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required virtual server.
  3. Click the Tools button on the VS's screen to expand the Tools menu.
  4. The Tools menu enables you to perform the following power actions on VSs (the exact list shown depends on the VS status):
    • Reboot Virtual Server - powers off and then restarts the VS.
    • Reboot in Recovery- powers off and then restarts the VS in the recovery mode.

      For VSs with enabled encryption the temporary login is "root" and password is "recovery".

      For VSs with password encryption disabled, the VS root password will be used to reboot in recovery.

      Windows virtual servers boot from the Linux-based recovery template in a recovery mode.  You need to log in as admin via SSH or VNC console, then mount a Windows system disk manually.

      You cannot work with the "whole" disk (like mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1) while mounting and checking block devices inside the recovery image, as Windows disk is split into partitions.

    • Suspend  - stops a VS, changes its status to suspended and disables all the other actions on VS, unless unsuspended.
    • Shut Down Virtual Server – pops up a dialogue box, where you can either Shut Down VS (terminates the VS gracefully), or Power Off VS (terminates the VS forcefully).
    • Startup Virtual Server - queues a start-up action for a VS that's currently powered off.

      When you start up a VS, it might be implicitly cold migrated if the current compute resource does not have sufficient resources. For more information, refer to Virtual Server Provisioning.

    • Startup on Recovery - starts the VS in recovery mode with a temporary login ("root") and password ("recovery").
    • Boot from ISO - boots the VS from an ISO. You can boot virtual servers from your own ISOs or the ISOs that are uploaded and made publicly available by other users. If you boot a VS from an ISO with the RAM requirement larger than the VS's RAM, the transaction will fail.  Make sure that you have enabled the Any power action on own virtual servers and Allow own virtual servers to boot from ISO permissions for the user to have access to this feature.

As soon as you boot a VS from the installation ISO, OnApp may lose control of any components (backups, networks, disks). The migration option is not available for VSs booted from ISO. The only available actions will be start and stop a VS. Be aware, that all the contents of the disk may be also deleted.