Stop SVMs with System Manager - ONTAP 9.7 and earlier
You can use ONTAP System Manager classic (available in ONTAP 9.7 and earlier) to stop a storage virtual machine (SVM) if you want to troubleshoot any issue with the SVM, delete the SVM, or stop data access from the SVM.
All the clients connected to the SVM must be disconnected.
If any clients are connected to the SVM when you stop it, data loss might occur.
You cannot stop SVMs during storage failover (SFO).
When you stop the SVM, an SVM administrator cannot log in to the SVM.
Click Storage > SVMs.
Select the SVM that you want to stop, and then click Stop.
The SVM stops serving data to clients.