Don't send DevTestLabs shutdown notifications for production VM's
We are receiving notifications with a subject line of "Alert—Auto-shutdown of virtual machine <machine name> in 30 minutes.
The VM in question is, I am assured by our infrastructure team, in a production resource group, in a production subscription, with a production SLA.
It does have an automatic shutdown configured by some mechanism, but I do not know the mechanism.
Notifications from microsoft should not be stating that this is a notification from DevTest labs, since the VM is not in a DevTest Lab according to the infrastructure team.
The auto shutdown for Azure Compute VMs can be disabled and is not something that needs to be enforced on the machine.
If you are the owner of the VM and using it for a production scenario, you should be able to opt out of the shutdown schedule to ensure your VM will keep running. Do you own the VM you are talking about?
The shutdown mechanism is provided by the DTL team, however the message should not say DevTest Labs unless the VM is in a lab. Can you confirm if your VM is in fact outside of a lab?
If you are using a DTL VM, it is meant to be used for Dev and Test scenarios only and shutdown can be set at lab level by your lab owner and at lab VM level depending on the level of control you have on setting DTL VM level schedules.
Rakesh Tripathi commented
I agree with the OP. The notifications received from main Azure Portal when enabling auto-shutdown of the VM reads as attached. This is about a Production VM on Azure - not a DevTest lab VM. This is misleading and needs to be fixed, folks.