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14.8.2. Suspending a Guest Virtual Machine

Suspend a guest virtual machine with virsh:
# virsh suspend {domain-id, domain-name or domain-uuid}
When a guest virtual machine is in a suspended state, it consumes system RAM but not processor resources. Disk and network I/O does not occur while the guest virtual machine is suspended. This operation is immediate and the guest virtual machine can be restarted with the resume (Section 14.8.6, “Resuming a Guest Virtual Machine”) option.