You can lock a virtual data center to suspend its resource consumption. When a virtual data center is locked, none of its users can create new virtual machines or power on virtual machines.

You can lock virtual data centers in a Dedicated Cloud instance only.

1

In the navigation pane on the left, navigate to vCloud Air Services.

2

Click Cloud Instances and select the cloud instance that contains the virtual data center.

3

In the Related Objects tab, click the Virtual Data Centers tab, and double-click the virtual data center that you want to lock.

4

In the Summary tab, select Lock or Unlock from the Actions menu.