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Manage your VMs


Crusoe Cloud is currently in alpha. If you do not currently have access, please request access to continue.

Creating a new VM

Use the vm create command to create a VM of your choice. As an example, you can create a VM that uses a single Nvidia A40 GPU:

crusoe vm create \
--name my-vm \
--type a40.1x \
--keyfile ~/.ssh/

name, type, and keyfile are required arguments. You can find the available machine types via the vm types command.

Viewing all existing VMs

Use the vm list command to list all existing VMs.

crusoe vm list

Update an existing VM

Currently, the only action you can take to update a VM is to update its state: start a stopped VM or stop a running VM.

In order to update the state of a VM via the Crusoe Cloud console:

  • Visit the Crusoe Cloud console
  • Click the "Instances" tab in the left nav
  • Navigate to the row of the VM you wish to delete
  • Click the "Start" or "Stop" icon to start or stop a given GPU

Updating state from within the VM

You can use standard unix commands like shutdown and restart to change the state of a running VM. If you run shutdown, the VM will shut down and transition to the Stopped state. If you run restart, the VM will reboot and will remain unreachable until it has fully restarted; however, the state will still be shown as Running throughout the restart.

Deleting a VM


Warning: deleting a VM will also delete all data stored on the VM. Do not delete a VM unless you also wish to delete any downloaded or derived data.

Use the vm delete command to delete a VM of your choice. As an example, you can delete a VM by replacing VM_NAME with the name of the VM you wish to delete:

crusoe vm delete --name VM_NAME

If you are having issues creating or deleting VMs, please contact support.