Shut Down a Virtual Machine That I No Longer Need

We set up a Development environment to work on the Aras Innovator configuration for a new client.  After finishing the customizations, we transferred everything to their production server.  Now, it’s time to shut down the Dev server on Sherweb.

  1. Backup all Aras data
    1.  See Section 2 of “Aras Innovator 11 - Backup and Recovery Procedures
      1. Backup database
      2. Compress Vault folder into zip backup
      3. Copy XML config files from Aras root
      4. Transfer files into a Dropbox archive
  2. Shutdown the Dev server Virtual Machine
    1. Login to Sherweb Performance Cloud
    2. SHUTDOWN A VIRTUAL MACHINE
      1. Use the Shutdown command to perform a graceful shutdown of the virtual machine.
      2. From the Virtual Machines tab, select the virtual machine you want to shut down.
      3. From the command bar, click Shutdown. In the pop-up message, click Yes.
    3. DELETE A VIRTUAL MACHINE
      1. You can delete a virtual machine only if it’s stopped or shut down.
      2. From the Virtual Machines tab, select the virtual machine you want to delete.
      3. From the command bar (bottom), click Delete. In the pop-up message, click Yes.
    4. DELETE A VIRTUAL NETWORK
      1. Delete the virtual network associated with the virtual machine you just deleted.
      2. From the Networks tab, select the virtual network you want to delete.
      3. From the command bar (bottom), click Delete. In the pop-up message, click Yes.
  3. Remove the DNS record
    1. I set up a DNS subdomain for http://client.ebdadvisors.com/InnovatorServer, so I need to remove it since the IP address will be recycled after the VM is shut down.
    2. Login to Sherweb Client
    3. Go to the Domains tab, select “Manage Records” next to the ebdadvisors.com domain
    4. Delete the “A” record for client.ebdadvisors.com