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How to shut down an Elastic Metal server

Reviewed on 22 December 2023Published on 26 May 2021

An Elastic Metal server can be shut down from the Scaleway console. This powers off the physical server.

Security & Identity (IAM)

To perform certain actions described below, you must either be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed or an IAM user with the necessary permissions.

Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have configured your SSH key
  • You have created and installed an Elastic Metal server
  1. Click Elastic Metal in the Bare Metal section of the Scaleway console side menu. The Elastic Metal dashboard displays.
  2. Click «See more Icon» next to the server you want to shut down. A drop-down menu displays.
  3. Click Power off in the menu.
  4. Confirm that you have shut down the operating system and click Power off Elastic Metal server to power off the server.
    Important

    Make sure to stop your operating system by executing the halt command before shutting off the server. Otherwise, you risk damaging the file system and causing data loss.

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