Set auto-shutdown for VMs created through Resource Manager
Published date: 22 November, 2016
You can set virtual machines created through the Azure Resource Manager deployment model to shut down automatically.
This feature was originally available only to VMs in Azure DevTest Labs. Auto-shutdown was the most popular policy used for DevTest Labs. However, a significant number of users already had centrally managed dev/test workloads running in Azure, so we made this feature available for all Resource Manager–based Azure VMs.
To set auto-shutdown for a VM, go to the VM blade in the Azure portal and select **Auto-shutdown** on the resource menu. On this new menu, you can specify the shutdown time and the time zone.
You can read more about this feature and our most recent DevTest Labs features in our main blog post.
Please try it today and let us know what you think about it! If you have an idea for how to make it work better, submit your feedback (or vote for others) at the Azure DevTest Labs feedback forum.
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