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Starting and stopping cloud extensions

Stopping a Cloud Extension

Stopping a Cloud Extension stops the following components:

  • Cloud Extension Edge Node A
  • Cloud Extension Edge Node B

The Cloud Extension cannot be stopped if a VM is running in cloud is using it. Power off or migrate VMs to move them off the Cloud Extension.

A Cloud Extension automatically stops if it is idle for 60 minutes. It is considered idle if it is supporting no virtual machines running in the cloud.

You can stop a Cloud Extension from the Migrate for Compute Engine Manager or vCenter.

Using Migrate for Compute Engine Manager

After logging into your Migrate for Compute Engine Manager:

  1. Click the Target Cloud icon.
  2. Select a running Cloud Extension.
  3. Click Stop.
  4. Click Yes to proceed when prompted, or No to cancel.

Using vCenter

In the VSphere Web Client:

  1. Select Datacenter > Migrate for Google Compute Engine Operations > Stop Cloud Extension.
  2. Select a Cloud Extension and click Stop.
  3. Click Yes to stop the selected Cloud Extension.

Starting a Cloud Extension

A stopped Cloud Extension is automatically started when a virtual machine is moved to the Google Cloud.

You can also manually start a Cloud Extension from the Migrate for Compute Engine Manager or vCenter.

Using Migrate for Compute Engine Manager

After logging into your Migrate for Compute Engine Manager:

  1. Click the Target Cloud icon.
  2. Select a Cloud Extension that is not running.
  3. Click Start.
  4. Click Yes to proceed when prompted, or No to cancel.

Using vCenter

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select Datacenter > Migrate for Google Compute Engine Operations > Start Cloud Extension.
  2. Select the Cloud Extension and click Start.

Reconfiguring a Cloud Extension

You can reconfigure a Cloud Extension as needed, including credentials, edge network tags, and default network tags for workloads.

Using vCenter

  1. In vSphere vCenter, select Datacenter > Migrate for Google Compute Engine Operations > Reconfigure Cloud Extension.
  2. Select the Cloud Extension.
  3. Follow the directions from Creating a Cloud Extension.