Stopping ONTAP Cloud instances

Stopping ONTAP Cloud saves you from accruing compute costs and creates snapshots of the root and boot disks, which can be helpful for troubleshooting.

About this task

When you stop an ONTAP Cloud HA pair, Cloud Manager shuts down both nodes.


  1. From the working environment, click the Turn off icon.

    Screen shot: Shows the icon to turn off an ONTAP Cloud system.

  2. Keep the option to create snapshots enabled because the snapshots can enable system recovery.
  3. Click Turn Off.
    It can take up to a few minutes to stop the instance or instances. You can restart instances at a later time from the working environment page.