Perform actions on virtual machines

Only Microsoft Azure virtual machines support performing actions from Cloud Commander.

Perform basic actions on a virtual machine without the need to go to Microsoft Azure. Select an action to see the instructions.

 

You perform actions on a resource from the Assets list, the virtual machines list, or from the resource details page.

Azure Resources   Resource details page
 

Requirements

  • You must manage at least one customer with resources in Microsoft Azure. For information, see Onboard CSP customers.

  • To start, restart, and stop virtual machines, you must be assigned the Azure Management Resource Writer or Admin role.
  • To deallocate virtual machines, you must be assigned the Azure Management Resource Admin role.

Start a Microsoft Azure virtual machine

  1. On the left navigation, select Assets > Azure VMs.
  2. Filter or search for the virtual machine you want to start and either click in the row for that virtual machine or select it's name.
  3. Select Start. Start is only enabled when a VM is currently not running.
  4. When prompted, review and select Start.

When the action is complete, a record of the action is added to the audit log. See Azure Management Audit Logs.

Restart a Microsoft Azure virtual machine

  1. On the left navigation, select Assets > Azure VMs.
  2. Filter or search for the virtual machine you want to restart and either click in the row for that virtual machine or select it's name.
  3. Select Restart. Restart is only enabled when a device is currently running.
  4. When prompted, review and select Restart.

When the action is complete, a record of the action is added to the audit log. See Azure Management Audit Logs.

Deallocate a Microsoft Azure virtual machine

  1. On the left navigation, select Assets > Azure VMs.
  2. Filter or search for the virtual machine you want to deallocate and either click in the row for that virtual machine or select it's name.
  3. Select Deallocate.

    When you deallocate a device, the device is shut down and its compute resources are released. You're not billed for the compute resources, but you are still billed for the OS disk and data disks.

  4. When prompted, review and select Deallocate.

When the action is complete, a record of the action is added to the audit log. See Azure Management Audit Logs.

Stop a Microsoft Azure virtual machine

  1. On the left navigation, select Assets > Azure VMs.
  2. Filter or search for the virtual machine you want to stop and either click in the row for that virtual machine or select it's name.
  3. Select Stop (power off). Stop is only enabled when a device is currently running.

    When you stop a device, Microsoft Azure still charges you for the device. However, when you start the device again, the same resources are still provisioned.

  4. When prompted, review and select Stop (power off).

When the action is complete, a record of the action is added to the audit log. See Azure Management Audit Logs.

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Updated: Jun 03, 2024