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From Min Chen <>
Subject Re: Stop instance is destroying my VM
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:46:53 GMT
Thanks Lee for clarification. Then my next natural question is: what is
the difference between stop instance and destroy instance (which are also
shown on CloudStack UI)?


On 10/15/12 7:33 PM, "Gavin Lee" <> wrote:

>It's by design, when you stop a VM (advanceStop() in
>VirtualMachineManagerImpl) in CloudStack UI, it will delete all the vm
>metadata info from xenserver database, it will reconstruct the vm
>profile to xenserver db when you start again (advanceStart() in
>It's easy to keep vm profile consistency since the only reference is
>cloudstack database.
>On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:12 AM, Min Chen <> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>>                 What did we internally invoke when user is stopping VM
>>instance from CloudStack UI? It seems that it did more than shutdown VM
>>from XenCenter. After this operation, my VM disappeared from XenCenter
>>console. If I manually do shutdown from XenCenter UI, I can see that my
>>VM is still there with stopped status.
>>                 Thanks
>>                 -min

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