Actions That Change Server Power State

Updated by Matthew Ordman on Dec 01, 2019
Article Code: kb/362

Overview

This guide provides a list of the Operating Systems and Control Portal actions that affect the power state of a server on the CenturyLink Cloud.

Supported Operating Systems

Please see the supported operating system KB

Actions That Affect Specific Operating System Templates

Action Scale Up Scale Down
Change amount of RAM CentOS 6
CentOS 7
Debian 6
Debian 7
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7
Ubuntu 12
Ubuntu 14
Ubuntu 16
CentOS 6
CentOS 7
Debian 6
Debian 7
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7
Ubuntu 12
Ubuntu 14
Ubuntu 16
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019
Change number of vCPUs CentOS 6
CentOS 7
Debian 6
Debian 7
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
Ubuntu 16
CentOS 6
CentOS 7
Debian 6
Debian 7
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7
Ubuntu 12
Ubuntu 14
Ubuntu 16
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019

Actions That Affect ALL Operating System Templates

  • Clone a server
  • Delete a server
  • Execute scripts on a server: Depends on the specific script executed
  • Pause a server
  • Reboot a server
  • Reset a server
  • Stop a server
  • Turn a server off
  • Turn a server on
  • Archive a server
  • Delete archived server
  • Restore archived server
  • Revert server to snapshot
  • Convert a server to a template
  • Convert a template to a server
  • Remove storage volumes

Actions That Do Not Affect Operating System Templates

  • Add a public IP address for a server
  • Put a server into maintenance mode
  • Remove public IP address for a server
  • Take a server out of maintenance mode
  • Update public IP address for a server (change port or filtering)
  • View a public IP address for a server
  • Add alert policy to server
  • Remove alert policy from server
  • View alert policies applied to server
  • View archived servers
  • Change scheduled task
  • Create scheduled task
  • Delete scheduled task
  • View server scheduled tasks
  • Add storage volumes
  • Change custom field values
  • Change server description
  • Change server group
  • Change server password
  • Change storage amount of existing volumes
  • Create server snapshot: Can impact availability
  • Delete server snapshot: Can impact availability
  • View server snapshots
  • Create a server from a template
  • Delete a server template
  • View server templates
  • Create Alert policy
  • Create Horizontal Autoscale policy
  • Create Vertical Autoscale policy: May impact power state based on policy rules
  • Delete Alert policy
  • Delete Horizontal Autoscale policy
  • Delete Vertical Autoscale policy
  • Edit Alert policy
  • Edit Horizontal Autoscale policy: May impact power state based on policy rules
  • Edit Vertical Autoscale policy: May impact power state based on policy rules
  • View Alert policy
  • View Horizontal Autoscale policy
  • View Vertical Autoscale policy
  • Add horizontal autoscale policy to group: May impact power state based on policy rules
  • Change horizontal autoscale policy of a group: May impact power state based on policy rules
  • Remove horizontal autoscale policy from group
  • View horizontal autoscale policy applied to group