Configuring the VMware vCloud Director cell maintenance message

Turning the VMware vCloud Director cell maintenance message on and off.

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:

  1. Stop the cell with the command:
    service vmware-vcd stop

  2. Run the command:
    $VCLOUD_HOME/bin/vmware-vcd-cell maintenance
    For example:
    /opt/vmware/cloud-director/bin/vmware-vcd-cell maintenance

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:

  1. Run the command:
    $VCLOUD_HOME/bin/vmware-vcd-cell stop
    For example:
    /opt/vmware/cloud-director/bin/vmware-vcd-cell stop
  2. Start the cell with the command:
    service vmware-vcd start

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