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Ability to perform scheduled shutdown based on day

Ability to perform scheduled shutdown based on day, not just time. Similar to start. We want to force shutdown all VMs on Fridays 11pm.

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  • Anantha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Looks like still the scheduled shutdown is not working... Is there any ETA on this please?

  • John V commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed. Scheduling is what's needed.

    I need auto-shutdown enabled every day except the first of each month. I run a long report that takes nearly 24 hours to complete, and if I forget to disabled auto-shutdown that particular day, I have to re-run the report.

  • Johhny deep commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can't agree more, better to add email alert for VM Start/Stop outside of predefined schedule

  • Fabrizio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Automatic TurnOff/TurnOff facilities should be on a calendar base or a daily base, not just a single shot "turn off" event
    Thank you

  • Xavier Ronteix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow fine scheduling, start and stop and allow weekdays and weekend
    like :
    - Monday-Friday start 8am stop 8pm
    - Saturday-sunday keep off
    This auto schedule does not prevent from manual start in case of need, but offer more flexibility and better usage of resources

  • Balu Kalepu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    VM Auto-Shutdown option is recently added to ARM VMs. But, we cannot configure the recurrence of this schedule like daily, weekly, monthly. It would be great if this flexibility is added. Also, we must have an option to schedule the Auto-Start of VM.

  • Justin Medcraft commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In order to reduce costs we will be utilising the 'Auto-Shutdown' functionality for VMs as we are not a 24/7 business. It would be good therefore to have 'Auto-Restart' functionality too. So we can shut down non-essential servers between the hours of e.g. 1800 - 0600 hrs.

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