Managing Cloud Servers

Renaming Cloud Servers

Renaming Cloud Servers in the Control Panel

Follow these steps to rename a cloud server:

  1. Select the required server in the Servers section and click Rename in the (⋮) context menu.
  2. Enter a new name.

Renaming Cloud Servers through CLI

Learn more about getting started with the OpenStack CLI.

To rename a cloud server, run the following:

openstack server set --name <new name> <server>

Both the server name and its ID can be used in the <server> parameter.

Rebooting Cloud Servers

There are two types of server reboot: software and hard (via shutdown).

Rebooting Cloud Servers in the Control Panel

To reboot a server, select the desired server in the Servers section and then from the (⋮) context menu:

  • click Software reboot for a software reboot;
  • click Hard reboot for a hard reboot.

Rebooting Cloud Servers through CLI

Learn more about getting started with the OpenStack CLI.

To view a list of cloud servers, run the following:

openstack server list

For a software reboot, run:

openstack server reboot <server>

For a hard reboot, run:

openstack server reboot --hard <server>

Both the server name and its ID can be used in the <server> parameter.

Starting and Stopping Cloud Servers

Starting and Stopping Cloud Servers in the Control Panel

To manage the cloud server power, select the required server in the Servers section and click the toggle switch. There are two server states — ACTIVE (started) and SHUTOFF (stopped).

The server can be paused by clicking Pause in the (⋮) server menu.

Starting and Stopping Cloud Servers through CLI

Learn more about getting started with the OpenStack CLI.

To view a list of servers, run the following:

openstack server list

To start a server, run:

openstack server start <server>

To stop a server, run:

openstack server stop <server>