pcluster stop - Amazon ParallelCluster
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pcluster stop

Stops the compute fleet, leaving the head node running.

pcluster stop [ -h ] [ -c CONFIG_FILE ] [ -r REGION ] cluster_name

Positional arguments


Stops the compute fleet of the provided cluster name.

Example using Amazon ParallelCluster version 2.11.7:

Named arguments

-h, --help

Shows the help text for pcluster stop.


Specifies the alternative configuration file to use.

Defaults to ~/.parallelcluster/config.

-r REGION, --region REGION

Specifies the Amazon Web Services Region to use. Defaults to the Amazon Web Services Region specified by using the pcluster configure command.

$ pcluster stop mycluster Compute fleet status is: STOPPED. Submitting status change request. Request submitted successfully. It might take a while for the transition to complete. Please run 'pcluster status' if you need to check compute fleet status

Sets the Auto Scaling group parameters to min/max/desired = 0/0/0, and terminates the compute fleet. The head remains running. To terminate all EC2 resources and avoid EC2 charges, consider deleting the cluster.