Azure Virtual Machine – Configure Auto shutdown

Praveen Kumar Sreeram's Blog

In few of my previous articles listed below, we have learned how to create different Virtual Machine in Azure using Infrastructure as a Service offering by Microsoft.

You can utilize these Virtual Machines for multiple purposes depending on the requirements that you might have.  You might then host your different type of work loads on these Virtual machines.

There might be cases where you would like to shut-down the Virtual Machines when they are not in use. For example: Non-business hours, Weekends etc.

Shutting down (deallocate) the Virtual Machines would definitely reduce the costs because, it doesn’t make sense to have them up and running when you are sure that your users are not going to use them at specific set of the times.

In one of my previous articles…

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