Calendar-based auto-shutdown/start schedule like in autoscaling for webapp.
We have holidays, weekends, last Friday of the month(release date or something like that) and during this time machines needs to be turn off, but we have nothing like that and all this sort of operations will be executed manually...
Adin Ermie commented
Instead of restricting startup to "Every Monday at 7 AM ET", include more granularity like "The last Friday of every month".
We're planning on using this to auto-start a testing lab, in which we need to perform monthly tests against new software versions (but only once a month).
So it would be more efficient to configure the startup to occur on the last business day, etc. of the month; first thing in the morning so that the systems are up and running, ready for the testing for the day.
I'ts very good idea for real scenarios of developpement and quality tests in week. When employees are not in Office it will shut down for not spending money for nothing ;-)
Also, when the first employes of dev team arrive, it will auto start without asking admin for that request.
It will be perfect feature when not one work in weekend ;-)
Dayon Pahlanov commented
Agree.. it would be awesome if we can schedule power on and off based on calendar
Mike Leaman commented
Would be awesome if I could apply a calendar view scheduler to a set of resources based on a Tag or Resource group, with a start and stop date/time with recurrence.
Dorin Androne commented
Agree with Igor, this feature would be nice to have!
This feature would be more productive if the Turn On/Off can be set using Service Management API .
Anders Ingebrigtsen Dahl commented
It is possible for Classic VMs through automation of powershell.
For the Resource Manager VMs, see
Create an automation account and schedule theese scripts as needed.
It would be great if these schedules could be applied to individual services or groups of services (e.g. PaaS, IaaS), maybe via resource groups?