If you want to stop a cell and let users know that you are performing maintenance, you can turn on the maintenance message.
When the maintenance message is turned on, users that attempt to log in to the cell from a browser see a message stating that the cell is down for maintenance. Users that attempt to reach the cell using the vCloud API receive a similar message.
To turn on the maintenance message:
Stop the cell with the command:
service vmware-vcd stop
Run the command:
When you are finished performing maintenance on a cell and are ready to restart the cell, you can turn off the maintenance message.
To turn off the maintenance message:
- Run the command:
- Start the cell with the command:
service vmware-vcd start