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From Krasimir Baylov <>
Subject Re: Can I Suspend a CloudStack VM through the REST API?
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:48:32 GMT
So, there are no guest tools or plugins I can take advantage of. It seems
that I'll need to implementing from scratch.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 11:42 AM, Rajesh Battala

> There is no api to suspend/hibernate the VM.
> I think the reason it's not implemented is some Hypervisors might support
> suspend and some might not. Some hypervisors execute
> suspend/pause/hibernate only if the guest tools are installed.
> You can create jira ticket for it and please feel free to implement it.
> Thanks
> Rajesh Battala
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Krasimir Baylov []
> Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:57 PM
> To:
> Subject: Can I Suspend a CloudStack VM through the REST API?
> Hi all,
> Is there a way to hibernate a running VM in CloudStack with the REST API?
> I know I can deploy/start/stop/destroy it but I couldn't find a way of
> hibernating it.
> By hibernate I mean - releasing the resources that the VM uses while
> preserving it's state (like SLEEP in Windows). In other words, when I
> resume the VM it should have the same state (running programs, opened
> files,...) as it was before the suspend. (This would need to persist the
> VMs RAM though).
> Any hints on what can I do? Is there anything implemented I can use or I
> need to develop it myself. My current setup uses KVM and CloudStack 4.1.1.
> Thank you!
> Krasimir

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