Does enabling "Start/Stop VMs during off-hours" cause "watchers" (from process automation) to be used ?

Peter Thurwachter (MINDTREE LIMITED) 621 Reputation points
2021-02-23T15:46:13.717+00:00

According to the Process Automation section of the pricing page: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/automation/
Cost consists of "Job run time" and "Watchers"

Does the "Start/Stop VMs during off-hours" feature require use of "watchers"?

If enabling "Start/Stop VMs during off-hours" (running jobs by using multiple runbooks), will this in essence allow to save on costs generated by "watchers"?

Thank you,
Peter

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  1. tbgangav-MSFT 10,411 Reputation points
    2021-03-01T09:51:32.747+00:00

    Hi @Peter Thurwachter (MINDTREE LIMITED) ,

    Start Stop Solution does not use Watchers. We use only runbook and Automation Schedule to Start/Stop VM's.

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