When you click the Terminate button in the cloud web interface, the cloud interface will send an ACPI shutdown signal to your VM and keeps on monitoring the process. This event is very similar to when you press the power button on your PC. If your VM has an
acpid daemon running, then the daemon will capture the signal and perform the requested power down.
After a few minutes, the cloud interface will notice that your VM has powered down and the VM will disappear from the list of running VMs.
Also, any persistent images that were used by this VM will return to a READY status.
Terminatedoes not work
If your VM does not have a running
acpid daemon, the signal sent by the cloud interface will be ignored.
Even if the
acpid daemon receives the signal, it could choose to ignore it for some reason.
The cloud interface will notice that the VM does not power down and will, after waiting about five minutes, set the VM back to a “RUNNING” state.
The way to perform a successful Terminate in the latter case is to power down the VM manually. Try the following:
shutdown -h now
If the VM shuts down within five minutes of you pressing the button in the Cloud UI, the cloud interface will notice an “expected disappearance” of the VM and all will be well.