Having the right to stop/start a VM should imply also having the right to schedule automatic shutdown.
It makes little sense to me to separate the two rights for the same VM. It would simplify administration if I didn't have to contact a manager just to not have the VM suddenly die when I need to work late.
The schedule is applied at two levels viz. lab level and VM level.
Depending on the policy applied by your lab owner, you as a lab user can modify the schedule on your machine.
The policies include:
- Lab user can modify schedule and/or opt out
- Lab user can modify schedule but cannot opt out
- Lab user cannot modify schedule nor opt out
If you are not able to modify the schedule, it might be because of the policy your lab owner has set on the lab.
Hope this helps!
It seems to be a default policy that my manager has no idea how to change.