The Start/Stop VMs during off-hours feature start or stops enabled Azure VMs. It starts or stops machines on user-defined schedules, provides insights through Azure Monitor logs, and sends optional emails by using action groups. The feature can be enabled on both Azure Resource Manager and classic VMs for most scenarios.
The Start/Stop VMs during off-hours feature include preconfigured runbooks, schedules, and integration with Azure Monitor Logs. You can use these elements to tailor the startup and shutdown of your VMs to suit your business needs.
Across all scenarios, the variables External_Start_ResourceGroupNames, External_Stop_ResourceGroupNames, and External_ExcludeVMNames are necessary for targeting VMs, except for the comma-separated VM lists for the AutoStop_CreateAlert_Parent, SequencedStartStop_Parent, and ScheduledStartStop_Parent runbooks. That is, your VMs must belong to target resource groups for start and stop actions to occur. The logic works similar to Azure Policy, in that you can target the subscription or resource group and have actions inherited by newly created VMs. This approach avoids having to maintain a separate schedule for every VM and manage starts and stops in scale.
Selecting the feature displays the Start-Stop-VM[workspace] page. Here you can review important details, such as the information in the StartStopVM tile. As in your Log Analytics workspace, this tile displays a count and a graphical representation of the runbook jobs for the feature that have started and have finished successfully.
The following PowerShell script starts or stops a VM in a lab by using Invoke-AzResourceAction. The ResourceId parameter is the fully qualified ID for the lab VM you want to start or stop. The Action parameter determines whether to start or stop the VM, depending on which action you need.
By default, the script looks for a txt file in its execution directory called Control-AzureVMs.txt. If it is not found PowerShell throws an error. You can override this behavior by specifying your own file with VMs to either start or stop.
Whether you want to start or stop a set of VMs is controlled by a script parameter. You use either Stop or Start. Optionally you can add your own txt file with VMs after the Start/Stop parameter.
Here is the code. I can think of all sorts of improvements, but I needed this quickly so that will have to wait. Error checking is pretty much non-existent at this point so use at your own risk. I accept no responsibility whatsoever.
Azure Lab services is a quick and easy way to manage environments for your team in the cloud. It is versatile enough to set up development environments, testing and even classroom lab environments. The service handles all the infrastructure, user management, and now scheduling when the lab is available. The ability to stop a lab VM has been around for some time, but the ability to schedule when a VM starts, how long it remains up and then when it is to shut down recently became available.
Let's start with a subjective CON that depends on your type of business. Some businesses prefer to have local management of the infrastructure instead of using cloud-based options as the one provided with Azure.
Confirm that you see virtual machines that are in Unassigned state. These VMs are not assigned to students yet. They should be in Stopped state. You can start a student VM, connect to the VM, stop the VM, and delete the VM on this page. You can start them in this page or let your students start the VMs.
Our next step is to start up another elevated PowerShell (or PowerShell ISE) session. Run the command below to login to Azure with your Tenant Creator account. Be sure to log in using UPN format like [email protected]
The timer found in the top left corner of every lab indicates how long your temporary environment is valid. Labs cannot be paused. The timer will count down even if you leave the lab. If the timer expires, your environment will reset and you'll need to start over from the beginning.
The Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console lets teams get started quickly on business-critical tasks, from building and installing operating environments, to monitoring for potential vulnerabilities, to accessing certified automation, and more.
Once you have your STS created, you can add a reference to the STS by right-clicking on your application and clicking "Add STS reference." This starts a wizard that walks you through the process of establishing a relationship between your application and the STS. Point to the application's web.config file for your site and specify the Application URI (see Figure 2). 2b1af7f3a8