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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.

Migration 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.

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.

Migration 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.

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.

For more about the role of network tags in your migration environment, see Network access requirements.

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.