Start/Stop cluster HDInsight
The possibility to start and stop a cluster. Now is only available delete the cluster and I do not want any charge unnecessarily if I don't use the cluster for several days.
Thanks for the feedback here. When we designed the system, we considered delete == stop as the state is externalized. We’ve heard this feedback a few times and are considering making this clearer.
We too stayed away from HDInsight due to not being able to start and stop a cluster, versus having to delete the whole thing and recreate it.
Mikel Urkia commented
Last message from Microsoft is from Apr 15, 2014. Any news in this regard?
+3 votes for this
Corey Lane commented
I'd love to see this feature implemented. It's a major pain to have to delete my cluster and create a new one every time I want to run a Hadoop job. If I could just suspend the instance so that I wouldn't be charged for unused time and boot it back up with the same name, password, etc. it would be much more useful. We recently moved away from HDInsight because of this.
Jamie Thomson commented
Great idea. Similarly I'd like to be able to scale my cluster up or down (i.e. add or remove data nodes).