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Setting Up Hibernation Policies
Setting Up Hibernation Policies

Learn how to create hibernation policies

Updated over a week ago

With Cloudsitter, you can schedule automated hibernation for your assets and follow AI-based smart suggestions tailored to your unique requirements, ensuring the most cost-effective hibernation policy, so you won't overpay for idle resources.

To create a schedule to automatically start/stop your resources, go to the 'Policies' tab and click on 'New Policy'.

Within this new policy, simply provide a name, attach the necessary resources, and select the desired time frame for your policy. Once you've filled in all the required fields, click 'Save'.

You have the flexibility to choose the policy's granularity based on your specific needs. It can be adjusted every hour or every 15 minutes. To activate it, toggle the switch. If the fields are green, the instance is up and running; if they are red, it's in sleep mode.

If you wish to receive notifications about policy failures via email, scroll down and enter your email address in the field. By default, you'll find the account's registered email there, but you can change it anytime. You also have the option to alter the email notification settings.

The 'Policies' tab lists all your policies, as well as the policies of your teams. On the down, you'll find information on your total savings, current month's savings, and details about your resources.

In the 'Scheduled' tab, you'll find a complete list of the resources included in your policies. To add a resource to this table, simply select the resource and click 'Assign'. You can either include it in an existing policy or create a new one.

Moreover, you'll find quick actions for your policies within the 'Scheduled' tab:

  • Shutdown: Puts the resource to sleep.

  • Wake up: Wakes up the resource.

  • Assign policy: Links the policy to a specific resource.

  • Detach policy: Disables the policy for a particular resource.

  • Suspend policy: Temporarily pauses the policy for a resource. The resource can be in any state during the pause. Once it ends, the policy will return the resource to its original state based on its schedule.

  • Set delay: Allows you to delay the start and end of the start/stop policy for a certain specified time.

You can also create a new policy during the 'Assign policy' process. Click 'Assign', and then click 'Create new policy'.

Set all the required parameters and click 'Save'.

Your resource will be automatically added to the new policy.

Another way to create a new policy is to apply the last week's usage recommendations. Click the recommendation icon:

Next, click 'Create & assign new policy'.

Fill in the necessary details and click 'Save'.

Your resource will be attached to the new policy:

Policy Delay allows you more flexibility in managing your policies. We'll show you how to use it. First, click on the Actions button and then select Set a delay. After that, enter a value in the corresponding box (you cannot set more than half of the time interval change). For example, if you set a delay of 10 minutes, it will work like this: the next status change of your policy, let's say, is scheduled for 10:00, but with the delay, your resources will start/stop around 10:10. Let's imagine that the policy is scheduled to change status in an hour, i.e. at 11:00, if we take advantage of the delay, our resources will start changing their status at 10:50. Save the changes and enjoy.

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