Start an instance group

    When an instance group is started, all its stopped instances are started, too. You can start an individual instance, for example, for diagnostics, but to enable automatic recovery and scaling, you must start the entire instance group.


    If an instance group is stopped by Yandex.Cloud because it was blocked for failure to pay, the instance group can be started again only after the block is removed.

    1. Open the folder page in the management console.
    2. Select Yandex Compute Cloud.
    3. On the Virtual machines page, go to the Instance groups tab.
    4. Select the instance group and click image, and select Start.

    If you don't have the Yandex.Cloud command line interface yet, install it.

    The folder specified in the CLI profile is used by default. You can specify a different folder using the --folder-name or --folder-id parameter.

    1. View a description of the start instance group command in the CLI:

      $ yc compute instance-group start --help
    2. Get a list of instance groups in the default folder:

      $ yc compute instance-group list
      |          ID          |         NAME          | SIZE |
      | amc65sbgfqeqf00m02sc | first-instance-group  |    2 |


      Field Value
      ID Group ID.
      NAME Group name.
      SIZE Group size.
    3. Select the group ID or NAME (for example, first-instance-group).

    4. Start an instance group in the default folder:

      $ yc compute instance-group start first-instance-group

      Instance Groups begins to start instances in the group. When all instances are started, the group status switches to ACTIVE.

    You can start an instance group using the API method start.

    To request a list of available groups, use the method listInstances.