To change the power state of a network function, use the Operate life-cycle operation. This operation powers on or powers off the VDUs belonging to a network function. For the stop operation, you can either perform a forceful stop or a graceful shutdown.


Instantiate the network function.


  1. Log in to the VMware Telco Cloud Automation web interface.
  2. Select Inventory > Network Function.
  3. Click the Options (three dots) icon for the desired network function and select Operate. You can also click the network function and select Actions > Operate.
  4. In the Operate dialog box, change the power state to Started or Stopped.
  5. If you select Stopped, select one of the following options:
    • Forceful Stop - Powers off the VDUs.
    • Graceful Stop - Shuts down the guest operating systems of the VDUs. Optionally, enter the Graceful Stop Timeout time in seconds.
  6. Click OK.


The VDUs in the instantiated network function powers on or powers off according to your selection.