Use the viocli services command to start or stop all OpenStack services.

The viocli services stop command stops only the services running in your deployment. To stop the entire cluster, including virtual machines, run the viocli deployment stop command instead.

The viocli services command uses the following syntax.

viocli services [-d NAME] {start | stop} [--verbose]


Mandatory or Optional


-d NAME or --deployment NAME


Name of the deployment to use.

If you do not enter a value, the default deployment is used.



Displays output in verbose mode.

You can also run viocli services -h or viocli services --help to display the parameters for the command.