VMware How To: Shut Down vCloud Director Cell Cleanly

27 Mar 2014 by Simon Greaves

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

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

Once it say’s 100%, it is done.

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