Managing the state of ONTAP Cloud systems Edit on GitHub
You can stop and start ONTAP Cloud systems from Cloud Manager to manage your cloud compute costs.
Scheduling automatic shutdowns of ONTAP Cloud instances
You might want to shut down ONTAP Cloud instances during specific time intervals to lower your compute costs. Rather than do this manually, you can configure Cloud Manager to automatically shut down and then restart instances at specific times.
This task schedules automatic shutdowns of both nodes in an HA pair.
From the working environment, click the clock icon:
Specify the shutdown schedule:
Choose whether you want to shut down the instance every weekday, every weekend, or both.
Specify when you want to turn off the instance and for how long you want it turned off.
The following image shows a schedule that instructs Cloud Manager to shut down the instance every Saturday at 12:00 a.m. for 48 hours. Cloud Manager restarts the instance every Monday at 12:00 a.m.
Cloud Manager saves the schedule. The clock icon changes to indicate that a schedule is set:
Stopping ONTAP Cloud instances
Stopping ONTAP Cloud saves you from accruing compute costs and creates snapshots of the root and boot disks, which can be helpful for troubleshooting.
When you stop an ONTAP Cloud HA pair, Cloud Manager shuts down both nodes.
From the working environment, click the Turn off icon.
Keep the option to create snapshots enabled because the snapshots can enable system recovery.
Click Turn Off.
It can take up to a few minutes to stop the instance or instances. You can restart instances at a later time from the working environment page.