multipass start command without any argument will start the primary instance (and create it first if it didn’t exist yet). You can also pass one or more instance names or the
--all option to start more instances at the same time:
$ multipass start Configuring primary \ Launching primary | … $ multipass shell multipass@primary:~$
multipass help start output explains the available options:
$ multipass help start Usage: multipass start [options] [<name> ...] Start the named instances. Exits with return code 0 when the instances start, or with an error code if any fail to start. Options: -h, --help Display this help -v, --verbose Increase logging verbosity, repeat up to three times for more detail --all Start all instances Arguments: name Names of instances to start. If omitted, and without the --all option, 'primary' (the configured primary instance name) will be assumed. If 'primary' does not exist but is included in a successful start command (either implicitly or explicitly), it is launched automatically (see `launch` for more info).