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.


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


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


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


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