An administrator can block actions on a VM in the platform by other users who do not have the Protect virtual machine privilege.
You can lock or protect a deployed VM when it is powered on, paused, or powered off.
To protect a VM
The platform will display a padlock symbol in the top left corner of the VM icon and change the status of the VM to MAINTENANCE. The administrator can customize this status in the UI labels.
The name of the administrator who blocked the VM and the reason display in VM details → General.
To release a protected VM, click the padlock unprotect VM button