VMware How To: Shut Down vCloud Director Cell Cleanly

To cleanly shut down a vCloud Director cell run the following commands.

Display the current state of the cell to view any active jobs.
#  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell --status

Then Quiesce the active jobs.
#  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell --quiesce true

Check the cell isn’t processing any active jobs.
#  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell --status

Shut the cell down to prevent any other jobs from becoming active on the cell.
#  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell --shutdown

Now run the status command again to check that job count says zero.
#  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell --status

vCD cell status

Then stop the vCD service.
# service vmware-vcd stop

When you want to bring the host back up again start the service.
# service vmware-vcd start

A typical service start takes around 2-5 minutes.  You can monitor the progess of the restart by tailing the cell.log file.
# tail -f /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cell.log

cell starting

Once it say’s 100%, it is done.

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